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Homemade Cheese Calzone

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Ingredients

Pizza Dough (makes 4 large calzones)

Filling

Instructions

Make the pizza dough:

  1. Pour the warm water, yeast, and sugar into a large bowl (or a standing mixing bowl if you have one) and let the yeast activate for 2 minutes.
  2. Add 3 1/2 cups of the flour, olive oil and salt and mix until it’s combined. If the dough is too sticky to handle add a little bit of flour.
  3. Knead the dough on a floured surface or in a mixing bowl for 7 minutes.
  4. Place the kneaded dough into a clean bowl (or leave it in the mixing bowl), and let it rise for 1 – 1 1/2 hours.

For the Calzones:

  1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Divide the pizza dough into four equal balls.
  3. Roll out each ball into an approximate 8″ circle.
  4. Spread 2-3 tablespoons of ricotta cheese on half of each dough.
  5. Top the ricotta with the remaining cheeses and seasonings, then fold the dough over, and crimp the edges shut
  6. Cut a little hole in the top of each calzone to let the steam out.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the tops are golden brown.