One thing I did, actually did it twice as they turned out so very good, was to make homemade from scratch calzones. They are delicious warm from the oven. They are also delicious when they have been frozen, then reheated in a microwave for 90 seconds.
|Mine were filled with browned up hot Italian sausage, mozzarella cheese, bell peppers and onions and just a little homemade tomato sauce.|
|the dough is really easy to roll out and has no weird ingredients.|
I divided the dough into 10 pieces but I think making 12 would be big enough for a main course helping.
I also plan on making much smaller ones to have for my grandchildren.
I like the Italian ones but also plan to do some taco ones, breakfast ones and maybe some cheese and veggies ones with no meat.
after they cool, I bag them in freezer bags and freeze. Jeff has taken them in his lunch box several times and I like something easy for my lunch too.
this dough recipe is from the Fleishmans yeast site.
Dough 3 to 3-1 / 2 cups all-purpose flour
(both of my batches have used 3 1/4 cups flour for the right consistency) 1 / 2 cup cornmeal 2 t yeast 1 teaspoon salt 1-1 / 4 cups water 1 / 4 cup olive oil
Combine 1 cup flour, cornmeal, undissolved yeast and salt in a large bowl. Heat water and olive oil until very warm (120o to 130oF). Gradually add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. I do the dough in the bread machine on the dough cycle
Divide dough into 10 equal pieces; roll each piece to 6-inch circle. Place 1/3 cup filling of your choice on one half of each circle. Fold dough over filling; pinch seam or press with tines of fork to seal. I think they seal better with just a little water rubbed on to one side too
Place on greased baking sheets. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
Bake at 400oF for 20 to 25 minutes or until done. Serve warm.