Sunday, August 15, 2010

Pizza Calzones

1 package yeast
1 cup warm water (105-115?F)
2 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cups flour (to 3 1/4 c.)
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 cup mushrooms -- thinly sliced
1 pound sausage -- cooked
1 cup pepperoni sausage -- thinly sliced
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 cups mozzarella cheese -- finely grated

For dough, dissolve yeast in warm water in large bowl. Stir in sugar, oil, salt and 1 c. of flour. Can add Essence spice, garlic powder, cracked black pepper, dill weed or grated Parmesan as desired to taste. Mix in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle (can do in food processor). Turn tough onto lightly floured surface and gently roll in flour to coat. Knead about 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Cover with bowl and let rest for 5 minutes.

Roll into four 10" circles. Place sauce and topping mix over half of dough. Add 1/2 c. cheese. Fold over and crimp edge shut. Place on foiled and greased cookie sheet. Brush with melted butter after 15 minutes of cooking. Cook for a total of 25 - 30 minutes in a 375ºF oven or until golden brown. Makes 4.

Ham Stromboli

1 can of pizza dough
1 tablespoon of prepared mustard
1/2 lb. deli ham
1 package pepperoni slices
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 cups mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 425 F.
Unroll pizza dough on greased jelly-roll pan; pat dough into 12 inch square. Spread mustard over dough within 1/2 inch of edges.
Layer ham slices down center, leaving 3 inch border on either side and 1/2 inch border at top and bottom.
Top ham with pepperoni. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and cheese.
Fold sides of dough over filling, pinching center seam, top and bottom to seal.
Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
Makes 6 servings.