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

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Knead dough on a floured work surface until dough is soft, smooth, and elastic, about 8 minutes. Roll dough into 4 calzone shapes.

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

438 calories; protein 10.4g 21% DV; carbohydrates 80.9g 26% DV; fat 7.7g 12% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 295.8mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2015
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 minutes, then add toppings and bake for another 8-10 minutes. I make homemade pizza at least one weeknight a week, so thank you very much for posting this recipe - it's been a huge timesaver and a nice treat for everyone. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/13/2016
We just didn't like this. The flavor was odd and the texture wasn't to our liking. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 74
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2015
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 minutes, then add toppings and bake for another 8-10 minutes. I make homemade pizza at least one weeknight a week, so thank you very much for posting this recipe - it's been a huge timesaver and a nice treat for everyone. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2015
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). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2016
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 garlic powder and 2 tsp oregano. I will definitely use this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2015
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2016
it was good Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2016
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 if it was as soft as a horse's nose but the finished result was beautiful! I rolled it out with a rolling pin a little larger than the round pan placed in to the pan and rolled the edges to match the pan. It turned out just like a delivery pizza! I brushed it with olive oil and pre-cooked it for 5 minutes added toppings and cooked for another 20 min. Perfect! Loved this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2015
Nice recipe and very versatile. Pizza calzones bread sticks. The method works and the ratio of water to flour is good. Depending on the humidity where you live you may need a little more or less flour. I used my stand mixer for mixing and kneading. Very easy. Thanks for a solid recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2016
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 one cup of white flour for whole wheat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2016
I'm going to try it with a little ale in place of the water Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/13/2016
We just didn't like this. The flavor was odd and the texture wasn't to our liking. Read More
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