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This will make 2 LARGE (plate-size) calzones.
1 package yeast
1 TBSP sugar
1 TBSP oil
1 tsp salt
2 3/4 cups flour
1 tub (small) whole milk ricotta cheese
12 or 16 oz. chunk of whole milk motzarella cheese
1) Dissolve 1 pk yeast in 1 cup warm water.
2) Mix 1 TBSP sugar, 2 TBSP oil, 1 tsp salt, 2 3/4 c flour
to yeast and water.
3) Mix together till smooth. Knead and cover with towel for 30 minutes.
Roll out dough approx. 10" circle. (Or large enough to cover the open surface of a calzone maker/mold.) Put appoximately 1 to 1 1/2 cups whole milk ricotta cheese in the center of the dough. Place 1/2 to 1 cup of grated whole milk motzarella chees on top of the ricotta cheese.Fold over and crimp shut.
Place on greased cookie sheet. Brush with melted butter (after 15 minutes of cooking). Cook for a total of 25 minutes at 375 degrees or until golden brown.
You can add many kinds of ingredients if you want to go beyond the basic, but delicious, cheese calzone. Pepperoni or cooked italian or pan sausage make a nice addition, for instance, as well as sauteed onions and peppers - if you add ingredients, reduce the amount of cheese in proportion so the calzones don't get overstuffed and pop open during baking.
You can also use the dough recipe here to make an excellent pizza crust.
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