I am back with the next Blogging Marathon week. This week, I will post three recipes which can be made for Kid’s birthday parties. Last week, I bought a mozarella cheese pack, and I wanted to use it in the snacks for this week. The first recipe is for calzone. Calzone are yeast breads, usually filled with sweet or meat fillings and are shaped like half moon. There is also fried version of calzone, where the prepared dough is fried instead of baking. Pizza calzone is a variation of calzone usually filled with pizza toppings.
When I decided on calzone, I wanted to make it with 50:50 maida and wheat flour. Nowadays I have started baking with wheat flour, but to be frank, I am not very happy with all my bakes. Usually wheat flour breads have a rustic look, they don’t brown as maida ones and there is a earthly flavour however ai bake it. Sometimes Sruti likes it and some times, she doesn’t even want to taste. So this time, I used half of both flours, and I am happy to say that it went so nice. Though still the calzones looked rustic, both Sruti and hubby loved it. I divided the dough into two and made two dishes with it. The first half is the calzone and the second half was used up in another bread which I will post tomorrow. When filling breads with cheese, I always end up with melted cheese oozing out of the breads. However I try to pinch the edges, the molten cheese finds its way outside. And these calzones also ended up with oozing cheese. The oozed out cheese usually hardens up and turns out so crispy and delicious. For the filling I used the ready made pizza sauce and onions and cheese. It is very simple yet so yum.
Makes 16 Calzones
For The Dough:
Whole Wheat Flour – 1 1/2 cups
Maida/ All Purpose Flour – 1 1/2 cups
Salt – 1 tsp
Instant Yeast – 2 1/4 tsp
Water – 1 cup + 2-3 tbs
Oil – 2 tbs
Sugar -1 tsp
For The Filling:
Mozarella Cheese – 200 gm
Onion – 2-3
In a bowl mix together flour, wheat flour, salt, sugar and yeast.
Add oil and water and knead to form a soft dough.
Knead the dough on counter for 5 minutes until smooth and elastic.
Place it in a oiled bowl, coat the dough with a little oil and cover with cling wrap and set it aside for one to 1 1/2 hours or until the dough is double.
Take it on the counter, press it to form a flat disc.
Cut it into 16 equal wedges.
Shape each wedge into a ball.
Roll each ball into a oval disc.
Apply some sauce in the centre, add some onions and top it with grated cheese.
Now fold the disc to form a half moon shape and press the edges well.
Use a fork to pinch the sides. Make sure to press it really well to seal.
Preheat oven to 200°C.
Cover and set the calzones for 15 minutes by the time the oven is preheating.
Bake the calzones for 20 – 25 minutes or until the top is brown.
Remove from oven and serve them hot.
Linking this to Kid’s Delight – Birthday Party Snacks happening at Srivalli’s blog.