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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Caprese Calzones

Do you just love the taste of fresh mozzarella, fresh basil and tomato?  How about a calzone with those flavors.  Calzones are really a lot like pizza.  Maybe just a bit more finger friendly.  Definitely easier to take in a lunchbox.  You can have two choices for these:  make your own dough, or buy premade dough.  Many grocery stores are now selling unbaked dough ready to roll out and make-and if that isn't available there is pizza dough made by Pillsbury that you can pop out of the can.  I am going to share a quick and easy homemade dough-but choose what works best for you. You can
dip the calzones in marinara or pesto sauce.
For the dough:
1 T. yeast
1 c. warm watr
1 t. salt
1 t. sugar
1 T. olive oil
3-4 c. flour
For the caprese filling:
2-3 sliced tomatoes
1 ball fresh mozzarella
fresh basil
Beat together the water and yeast.  Then beat in salt, sugar and olive oil.  Let sit 5 minutes.  Stir in flour until dough is not longer sticky and forms a ball.  Knead on a floured surface for 5 minutes.  Roll out into a large rectangle.  Cut the rectangle into squares.

 On 1/2 of a square put a piece of mozzarella, some fresh basil and a tomato slice or two.  Fold shut, pinch edges. 

Place on a greased cooky sheet.  Continue to repeat with remaining dough.  Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

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