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Whole Wheat Calzone

CookingMyWay's picture
A nice whole wheat calzone. Easy recipe.
  Yeast 2 Tablespoon
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs), warmed
  Olive oil 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Honey 1 Tablespoon
  Whole wheat flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Ricotta cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Pizza sauce 4 Teaspoon
  Provolone cheese slices 3
  Mozzarella cheese slices 3
  Sausages 100 Gram, par cooked
  Scallion 1 Tablespoon, sliced and chopped
  Banana pepper 1 Tablespoon, sliced and chopped
  Black olives 2 Tablespoon, sliced
  Flour 4 Tablespoon (For dusting)

1. Pre-heat the oven to 425F.

2. In a mixing bowl, place yeast, add warm water, stir to mix.
3. Add olive oil(2 tablespoon), salt and honey, allow to sit for 5 minutes.
4. Add flour ad knead to a smooth dough and dab some olive oil(1/4 tablespoon). Cover the bowl with a towel and allow to sit for 60 minutes.
5. On a dusted surface, place the dough. Stretch half of the dough to make a circle, dust your hands with flour if required.
6. In the center of the circle, place ricotta cheese , spread pizza sauce, place provolone cheese slices, mozzarella cheese slices, sausages, black olives, scallion and banana pepper.
7. To close, fold into half and seal the edges.
8. Using a knife, make about 4 to 5 cuts on the top of the cal-zone, drizzle some olive oil (1/4 tablespoon).
9. Bake at 425F for 25 minutes.

10. Serve with your choice of beverage.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
I decided I wanted to try using whole wheat in my pizza dough. This was my first attempt ever! It came out pretty good tasting. I used 1.5 cups of regular flour and 1 cup of whole wheat flour in the basic dough recipe. I think with the whole wheat you need to use more flour than normal. The dough was very ‘thin’ if that makes any since. It rose nicely and it tasted great but I think next time I’ll use 2 cups of regular and 1 cup of whole wheat. All in all the calzone came out good...
Nikko is experimenting with his whole wheat flour for making some calzones. This is his first attempt to making calzones with alternate ingredients like whole wheat flour and honey. For those who like experimenting and learning new recipes on their own can give it a shot. Calzones at the end of the video look delicious.

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CookingMyWay's picture
The word Calzone in Italian is Trousers...
Bianca's picture
That is correct Nikko. For the women folk, Calzone also means stockings. A calzone is an Italian dish which originates from Naples, and is now very popular all over the world. Basically, a calzone is like a stuffed pizza or turnover, made with an outer crust of pizza dough and an inner filling, which may be an assortment of cheeses, meats, and vegetables. Walk around the streets of Italy, and will find Calzones being served by street vendors as well as high end restaurants.
Ganesh.Dutta's picture
Hey Nikko , Really a great video recipe of The Whole Wheat Calzone. This recipe is looking delicious . As per my knowledge this calzone is also known as stuffed or folded pizza.I love Italian Cuisine due to pasta and pizza dishes. But after seen this recipe of Whole Wheat Calzone I thought I must try it.Thanks for posting this wonderful video recipe.
alok's picture
Thanks for posting this easy calzone recipe video Nikko. It looks just suitable for home cooks like me. I was mentally prepared to try it out, but then realized that ingredient list is not there. I can figure it out from the video. Has anyone tried this Calzone recipe yet? I had no idea about Calzone word being used for stockings. Good to know this. It will help in avoiding social blunders :)