Anytime Calzones Dough

This versatile dough can be frozen ahead and used to make lunch or dinner calzones any time you like.

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Yield: 2-1/2 pounds
Prep Time: 20 mins
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    1   tablespoon 
    active dry yeast
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    1   teaspoon 
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    2   cups 
    warm water (105 to 115 degrees F)
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    5 - 5 1/2  cups 
    all-purpose flour
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    olive oil
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In a very large bowl combine yeast and sugar. Pour warm water over all. Let stand 5 minutes. Using a wooden spoon stir in 2 cups of the flour, the olive oil, and salt. Stir in as much remaining flour as you can. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6 to 8 minutes). Shape dough into a ball. Place in a greased bowl, turn to grease surface. Cover; let rise for 40 minutes or until double in size.
Punch dough down. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough into 10 equal portions. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Roll out each dough portion into a 7-inch round. Use dough to prepare calzones or pizza or freeze. Makes 2-1/2 pounds of dough.
  • Test Kitchen Tip: To freeze ahead, place dough rounds between sheets of parchment paper. Freeze in an airtight container for up to 1 month. To use, place frozen dough rounds on parchment paper on baking sheet(s). Let stand 30 minutes until thawed.
  • For Electric Stand Mixer: In a small bowl, combine yeast and sugar. Pour warm water overall. Let stand 5 minutes. Place yeast mixture in large mixing bowl fitted with dough hook. Add 2 cups of flour, olive oil, and salt. Mix on low speed until soft dough forms. Beat 3 minutes more. Slowly add 3-1/3 to 4 cups additional flour. Continue to knead, on low speed, for 5 to 6 minutes more or until dough feels smooth and elastic (dough will be sticky). Transfer to to well-floured surface and shape into a ball. Let rise and shape as above.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 226, Fat, total (g) 2, carb. (g) 45, fiber (g) 2, sugar (g) 1, pro. (g) 6, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 4, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 133, sodium (mg) 468, Potassium (mg) 85, calcium (mg) 10, iron (mg) 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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