Pizza Dough for Calzones (Or Pizza)

Pizza Dough for Calzones (Or Pizza)

 

Pizza Dough for Calzones (Or Pizza)

Pizza Dough for Calzones (Or Pizza)

Pizza dough is a versatile and essential element for making delicious calzones or pizzas. Its key
ingredients include flour, water, yeast, salt, and often a touch of olive oil. The process involves
mixing and kneading the ingredients to form a smooth, elastic dough, followed by proofing to allow
it to rise. Once ready, the dough can be shaped into round or rectangular bases, topped with desired
fillings or sauce, and then baked to perfection. The result is a crispy yet tender crust that complements
a variety of toppings, making it an ideal foundation for creating mouthwatering calzones or traditional
pizzas to suit everyone's taste preferences.
Servings 4
Calories 335.4 kcal

Equipment

  • Ingredients required 11 items

Ingredients
  

  • White bread flour plus another 1 1/4 cups
  • White bread flour or additional bread flour, for kneading
  • 1/2 cup semolina flour
  • Whole wheat flour half a cup
  • plus 1/4 cup of yellow cornmeal
  • Yellow cornmeal two teaspoons
  • Salt 3/4 teaspoon
  • 1 package of 1/4 ounce quick-rising yeast
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • one teaspoon of olive oil
  • oil-based cooking spray

Notes

DIRECTIONS TO PREPARE 6 STEPS
In a large mixing bowl, mix together the white, semolina, whole wheat flour,1/4 cup of the cornmeal, 
salt & yeast.
Pour the water and oil into the well you've created in the middle. Mixing using an electric mixer's paddle
till dough begins to form, about five minutes. Or you might stir for ten minutes using a wooden spoon.
10 minutes of hand kneading on a lightly dusted surface, or 5 minutes of dough hook work in a mixer bowl
minutes. As an alternative, if you have a food processor, you can combine the dry ingredients in the work
bowl before adding the water and oil and starting the machine. Process in roughly 45 seconds.
Spray a baking sheet and a mixing basin with veggie spray sparingly. Fill the bowl with the dough.
and cover it with a towel. Let rise at room temperature doubled in size.
Punch the dough down. Then scatter 2 teaspoons of cornmeal over the baking sheet. Roll and elongate the
dough on the baking sheet to form a 14-inch circle. After adding toppings, bake in a 450-degree
oven until crisp, about 10-12 minutes.
Until you punch down the dough, use this recipe if you're preparing my spinach & cheese calzones.
Afterward, see the calzone recipe.
Conclusion
pizza dough plays a crucial role in creating delectable calzones or pizzas. Its simple yet essential ingredients,
combined with the right techniques, yield a versatile and customizable base for various toppings and fillings.
Whether making a classic pizza with your favorite toppings or folding the dough into a savory calzone, the result is a
delightful combination of flavors and textures. The crispy crust, tender interior, and delightful aroma make pizza
dough a beloved culinary foundation worldwide. Experimenting with different ingredients and methods allows for endless
possibilities, making pizza dough a timeless and beloved culinary tradition that continues to bring joy to countless
food enthusiasts.

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