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4 calzones

A calzone is basically a turnover or folded pizza. It contains the same ingredients as a normal pizza, but because it is folded-over, this pizza-version is neater and easier to pack and carry with you on a picnic or for your lunch at school/work.

Ingredients for dough
2 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp
5 tbsp.
1 1/2 tsp.
1 1/2 tsp.
instant yeast
(use 2 tsp. for colder climates)
2 pinches
baking powder
warm milk with a bit of water for kneading
Ingredients for filling
Pizza Sauce
Grated mozarella & cheddar cheese
Filling options
Chopped cooked/leftover chicken/meat/veggies
Thin strips of green/red capsicum/bell pepper
Sliced onions
Ketchup/tomato sauce
Sweet corn
Dried oregano
Chilli powder/chilli flakes

First, sieve the flour and add the salt, sugar, baking powder, yeast and oil.  Heat the water/milk as much as you can tolerate for kneading.  The hotter the liquid, the softer the bun.  Add the water gradually into the flour while kneading until you have a soft but firm dough.  Knead the dough, pounding at it as much as you can to give the buns a delicately soft texture.  The more you knead the better the results.

Put the dough into a lightly-oiled spacious bowl and turn it over in the bowl once so that the little oil covers the dough all over.  Cover the bowl with a damp warm towel and let the dough rise for about 30-45 mins.

Once risen, divide into 4 balls.  Roll out each ball into a circle of about 1/4" thickness.  Spread some pizza sauce all over the circle, leaving a margin near the circumference.  Next, scatter the toppings of your choice on one half of the circle.  HERE's the link for the chicken I used. Make sure you do not over-load the calzone.  Sprinkle the grated cheese over everything and drizzle some ketchup/tomato sauce over it.

Dip your fingers in some warm water then run them around the circumference of the circle of dough.  Then fold the circle in half, using the empty half to cover the half that has the filling.  Press down around the edge using a fork that's been dipped lightly in flour.  This helps seal the edge and leaves a pretty design too.

Repeat for the remaining dough balls ...

Place the calzones on a greased tray and let them rise again for about 20-30 mins. Then lightly brush the tops with egg yolk beaten with 1 tbsp. milk to give them a nice golden color.  Bake in a pre-heated oven (around 180 degrees) until they're golden and cooked.  Should take about 15-20 mins depending on your oven.

You can apply a bit of butter when they are straight out of the oven (to give them an amazing aroma and to help soften them further).  Make sure you cover them in a soft cloth for at least 15 mins before serving. This makes them extra soft.

Serve with fries, a cold drink or salad, or even on their own.

Enjoy! :)


assalamoalaekom wa rahmatullahe wa barakatuhu.i,ve been trying your recipes for some time now and alhumdulillah they always turn out superb ma sha i need to ask something which is not directly related to this recipe.please i need to know is the dough for turkish pide the same as regular pizza dough or is there a difference?i would be higly obliged for your early reply.jazakumullah khairun.

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W/Salaam, thank you! Yes you can use this same recipe for making pide. :)

As-Salaamu 'Alaikum,
JazakiAllahu khair for the recipe.
Can the dough be doubled?

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W/Salaam, yes you can. :)

assalam o alaekom I made this dough n used it for pide turned out superp jazakillah khair.will b making mtabak tonight in sha Allah.

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Asalamun alaikum I try d peanaple cream, was so yomi yomi tnx dear

Made these for dinner , came out really good. My 5 year old loved it .thanks for yet another great recipe.

As-Salaamu 'Alaikum,
can i try with refrigerated bread dough or frozen dough or pillsbury loaf

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W/Salaam, yes that is fine.

Hi, I hve tried many of ur recipes n never went wrong
And now this recipe is on process
I would like to should the dough double in size by 30-45mins coz its almost an hour I covered it n kept aside bt dsnt seem it has rised much so m starting to worry :(

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Did you use instant yeast? Is it new or old and was it stored well before using? Give it more time especially if the climate is cool.

Salam ap plz mjy whip cream ka treeqa bta den .jo decorat karty ha cake ko.sath mjy fondant flower bnany seekha den

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W/Salaam, type your message in English please.

Aa can I freeze the calzones n bake when needed?shukran

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Bake then freeze them, warm them up when needed.

Masha allah it's fentas.......

I need a recipe of tomato paste... plz give me that

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I buy that ready made, it is the concentrated puree sold in cans or tubes or jars used in cooking.

After long m able to write comments , my acc was disturbed , love u fauzia

Hi, the recipe turned out great but I accidentally added too much salt, what can I do to the calzone so it doesn't taste as salty?

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Hi! Hard to reduce salt from a baked bread really, but maybe serve them with a dip that has no salt.

Am eager to try this new recipe :) Thank you, was wondering is it 180 celcius or Farenheit to cook them ?

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Hi, my temperature is always in Centigrade not Fahrenheit

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In English please?

Is this dough the same as a pastry sheet ?

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No, this is pizza dough.

Great recipe, indeed
Could u pls guide me with the ratio, how much is white bleached flour and whole wheat flour equivalent to 1 cup of all purpose flour ?
Thanks a lot

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

All purpose flour is white bleached flour.

Thank u, that's helpful