We made calzone with a filling of Mozzarella, a ricotta mix and spinach and it was just delicious, crispy but chewy and moist at the same time.
The pizza dough recipe is the one I use these days. You will need :
For the dough:
2 1/4 Teaspoons active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoons sugar
3 cups flour, plus extra for dusting
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup Tepid Water
Combine the water, yeast, salt and sugar in a bowl and stir until it dissolves.
Set aside for 30 minutes, then add the flour, and mix until smooth.
Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface, and knead for 10 minutes, adding more flour if necessary.
The dough should feel smooth and elastic.
Lightly oil a bowl, and place dough inside. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Quarter the dough, and shape each piece into a ball. Cover, and let rise another 15 minutes. Makes enough dough for 4 calzones.
For each calzone you will need :
A few fresh spinach leaves
Two handfuls mozzarella cut into small cubes
Two spoons ricotta mixed with spinach, Parmesan
Two slices tomatoes
Open up the dough into a circular shape.
Place the mozzarella on top of the dough.
Then the ricotta mix
Before you seal it top with fresh spinach and slices of tomatoes.
Seal the pastry by crimping the edges of the dough with your fingers.
Make a small incision on the top, and bake until golden, in a pre heated home oven at 275 – 300 C for around 10 minutes.
This is the way we eat pizza on an island of dreams !