Calzone Pizza

From Lakes on a plate episode 1: Food on the go

Ingredients

  • 500g strong white flour
  • 25g fresh yeast or 1 sachet dried yeast
  • 1tsp sugar
  • 1tsp salt
  • Splash of olive oil
  • 350ml warm water for the dough

For the fillings

  • Mozzarella
  • Olives
  • Sunblush tomatoes
  • Basil

Instructions

  1. To make the dough, simply place the flour, yeast, sugar and salt into a bowl.
  2. Add the water a little at a time until you get a nice smooth dough. Cover with a tea towel and leave to prove for 30 minutes (or until it has doubled in size) and then knead it for a few minutes until it is smooth and easy to work with.
  3. Tear a piece of dough off, about the size of a golf ball.
  4. Dust the work surface with a little flour and roll out or use your hand to flatten it to about ½cm thick.
  5. Fill half the bread dough with your favourite deli items (my suggestions are above).
  6. Fold over the dough and seal the edges tightly together so the dough seals up.
  7. Place the calzone onto a baking tray and cook at 180°C for 15 minutes until golden brown.