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Crazy Calzones

Tompaul works late on Thursdays so I take call then.  If nothing “distracts” me then I usually spend some more creative time with dinner.  Tonight I decided to give calzones a try.  I made calzones tons in Nashville but that was with easy access to Trader Joe’s to pick up pizza dough.

Trader Joe’s is definately here…which I appreciate.  It is just not convenient.  (noting a theme about grocery stores and downtown baltimore anyone?)  It’s about 30 min away.  So I have resorted to making my own pizza dough.  Thanks to my friend Sharon who gave me her amazing recipe!

Preheat oven  450 degrees F

Mix the following  in a medium bowel (or the stand mixer bowl) and let stand for 10 minutes:
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

Then mix in
2 1/2 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1-2 tsp of  italian seasoning
1 tsp cracked pepper
garlic powder

Needs to sit at least 5 minutes but the longer the better.This is mine after sitting for 30 minutes

So I made my dough and filled with spinach, basil, paremsean and riccotta cheese.Here is the finished product!

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