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