10/19/2015 Calzone (an alternative to pizza)

Calzone (an alternative to pizza)

Recipe Courtesy of Cindy Schumacher

For dough using a bread machine:

Regular loaf:
3/4 cup water
2 cups white bread flour
1/2 tsp. dry milk
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. fast rise yeast or 2 tsp. active dry yeast

Large loaf:
1 1/4 cups water
3 cups white bread flour
1/2 tsp. dry milk
1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. fast rise yeast or 3 tsp. active dry yeast

For the filling:
Use your favorite pizza toppings such as ground beef, Italian sausage, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, Feta cheese, green peppers, onions, olives, etc. Combine them in a bowl.

Remove dough from machine after the dough or manual cycle is completed, then follow instructions:
Roll out on a lightly floured surface to a 16 X 10 rectangle for a large loaf or a 12 X 8 for a regular loaf.
Transfer to a lightly greased cookie sheet.
Spoon pizza sauce onto center of dough and add filling.
Make diagonal cuts 1 ½ inches apart down each side, cutting to within a half inch of the filling.
Crisscross strips of dough over filling, pressing down and sealing.
Brush top with melted butter and bake at 350 degrees 35 – 45 minutes until golden brown.
Serve with extra pizza sauce on the side.