Calzone is an italian filled oven bread. A typical calzone is baked in oven and stuff with salami, or ham, mozzarella, ricotta and parmesan cheese.

Ingredients for the dough:

– 1 and ½ tbsp dry yeast
– 1tbsp sugar
– ½ cup lukewarm water
– 3 cups plain flour
– salt to taste
– 2tbsp olive oil

Ingredients for stuffing:

– 2-3 garlic cloves chopped
– 2 onions chopped
– 1 green bell peppers
– 2 tomatoes chopped
– 1tbsp olive oil
– salt to taste
– 1tbsp chili flakes
– 2tbsp tomato ketchup
– 1tbsp basil
– 1 cup mozzarella cheese
– 1 egg beaten


– to make a dough, mix the yeast, sugar, and lukewarm water together and keep it to rest until the yeast active.
– in a bowl, mix flour and yeast mixture. Knead to a soft dough.
– add olive oil and knead until have a nice soft dough.
– cover it and keep it in a warm place until double in size
– for stuffing, heat olive oil and add the garlic and onion sauté
– add bell peppers and sauté it too until slightly soft
– add tomatoes, salt to taste, chili flakes, and basil an mix well
– add tomato ketchup mix well
– turn of heat and let it cool
– divide the dough into medium size balls and roll out into circles about 6-7 inch.
– spoon in some of the mixture on one half of he circle
– sprinkle some cheese on top
– help of fork, seal the edges
– brush with beaten egg (optional)
– bake in a preheated oven at 200c for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown

serve hot!


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