Anytime Calzones Dough
Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
This versatile dough can be frozen ahead and used to make lunch or dinner calzones any time you like.
Servings: 2-1/2 pounds dough
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
1 Tbsp.active dry yeastsee savings
1 tsp.sugarsee savings
2 cupswarm water (105 to 115 degrees F)see savings
5 to 5-1/2 cupsall-purpose floursee savings
1 Tbsp.olive oilsee savings
2 tsp.saltsee savings
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.
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 mintues 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.
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.
Per serving: Calories 226, Total Fat 2 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Monounsaturated Fat 0 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 468 mg, Carbohydrate 45 g, Total Sugar 1 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 6 g. Daily Values: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 1%, Iron 16%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet