Seinfeld's feature of Calzones in 1996 is believed to have bolstered their popularity in the U.S.
1 pouch of our mix
1 tbsp honey (or white sugar if vegan)
2 tbsp dry active yeast
3/4 cup warm water
1/4 cup olive oil (plus more for oiling surfaces)
salt (for sprinkling)
sauce of choice
topping(s) of choice
- a large measuring cup
- a large mixing bowl
- a spatula
- a whisk or fork
- a knife
- a baking pan
- a rolling pin (recommended)
- a mixer (recommended)
- plastic wrap
1. Whisk honey (or white sugar), yeast, and warm water (with a whisk or fork)in a large measuring cup to proof for 3-4 minutes (you want to see bubbles and smell a yeasty aroma).
2. Pour most of contents of this pouch into a large mixing bowl. Slowly mix in small amounts of the yeast mixture and olive oil with a spatula or stand mixer with a dough hook attachment until all is combined, then mix for 3-4 minutes at medium-high speed.
3. Using an oiled spatula, press the dough into a ball and cover with plastic wrap for at least 30 minutes (45 or more recommended for thicker crust).
4. Preheat your oven to 400°F and pour the rest of your mix onto a surface for rolling.
5. Divide your dough into fourths and roll each quarter into a ball.
6. Complete steps 7-11 for each quarter until all quarters have been used.
7. Flatten each ball into a circle.
8. Fill one side of the circle with your filling of choice (keeping all edges empty).
9. Fold the empty side over and pinch the edges together with slightly wet fingers.
10. Cut 3 slits on the top of your calzone with a knife.
11. Brush your calzone with olive oil and sprinkle salt on top.
12. Bake for approximately 20 minutes. Note that oven times may vary.
6. Let cool for at least 5 minutes and enjoy!