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Perfect Every Time Pizza or Calzone Dough

Rated as 4.64 out of 5 Stars

"Ready in a snap and my kids love it! This can be used for pizza dough too. My dear chef friend Darrin Gleason shared this recipe with me over ten years ago while attending college. It has been a go-to recipe for my family for all these years and I thought I should share it with my cooking community."
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Ingredients

15 m servings 438 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 medium calzones)

Directions

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  • Prep

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  1. Mix 1/2 cup lukewarm water and yeast together in a bowl. Let stand until yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, about 5 minutes.
  2. Combine 1/2 cup water, olive oil, honey, and salt in a separate bowl; add 1 cup flour and mix well. Mix yeast mixture into flour mixture. Add remaining flour, 1 cup at a time, until dough is well combined.
  3. Knead dough on a floured work surface until dough is soft, smooth, and elastic, about 8 minutes. Roll dough into 4 calzone shapes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Fill dough with your favorite flavors or if using as a pizza crust, top with your favorite toppings. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Dough shoud be as "soft as a horse's nose" after kneading.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 438 calories; 7.7 g fat; 80.9 g carbohydrates; 10.4 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 296 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I've made this many times by hand following the recipe exactly as written. It isn't perfectly textured, but it is super easy, fast, and delicious. I pre-bake the crust at 425 for about 5-6 m...

Most helpful critical review

My family didn't boycott it but overall reaction was that it was too sweet.

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I've made this many times by hand following the recipe exactly as written. It isn't perfectly textured, but it is super easy, fast, and delicious. I pre-bake the crust at 425 for about 5-6 m...

Perfect, great taste, great texture. I only used 2 and 1/2 cups of flour. I also used a 1/2 tablespoon sugar to proof the yeast (1/2 cup water at 110 degrees).

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Very easy to make. I doubled the recipe and was able to make 4 large pizzas. I used the dough hook on my mixer to mix and get to a ball. Then I kneaded by hand until smooth. I did add 1tsp garli...

I followed the recipe and made the dough in my kitchen aid mixer. I used this calzone dough recipe to make a taco braid. Turned out amazing and super yummy!

Followed the recipe and it came out great, I made it ahead of time and placed it in the refrigerator to keep it from rising, I used it with my new calzone maker and they came out nice and crispy.

We followed the recipe as stated and it was perfect! We used it to make four medium calzones and had enough left over to make a pizza.

We had impromptu company so I didn't have time to make dough in the bread maker. I've never kneaded dough, so I put on some reggae and went to town for the 8 minutes it suggests. I'm not sure ...

My first attempt at homemade pizza dough and it came out great! I used the dough hook on my Kitchen Aid for the mixing and kneading so it was super simple. The only change I made was to exchange...