Pizza / Calzone Dough

A delicious pizza starts with the perfect crust.  This mix will surpass any crust you've ever had!!!  And if you've never made calzones, you have to give it a try; use my recipe or let everyone create their own.


Water - 1 cup (110°-120°F)

Olive Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp

Yeast - Measure 1 1/2 tsp from enclosed packet


Add ingredients to bread machine pan in order suggested by manufacturer (see machine's instruction booklet).  Set machine on Dough cycle.  Press START.  Remove dough at end of cycle.


In a bowl stir the yeast into the flour mixture; mix well. Stir in very warm water and olive oil. When completely mixed, turn out onto floured surface and knead slightly, adding 1-2 tbsp flour as needed until the dough is no longer sticky. Place in oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to rest for 20-30 minutes. See dough description for completing pizza or calzones. Can be baked on pizza pan or prepared and placed directly onto hot pizza stone. 

    For Pizza:   Roll out* to fit 2 medium or 1 large pizza pan. Brush pan with olive oil and sprinkle lightly (if desired) with cornmeal. Place dough on pan and let rise for 30 minutes for thick crust or prepare immediately for thin crust. May bake on hot pizza stone also. Top with pizza sauce and your favorite ingredients. Bake at 400°F for desired doneness. *Use additional all-purpose flour.

    For Calzones:   Roll out into 8" circles. Spread half with filling*, fold over other half and seal edges. Place on cookie sheet that has been oiled. Brush calzones with olive oil and let rise in warm place for 30 minutes. Make two slices in top to vent steam. Bake at 400°F for 15-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with warm sauce.  *Calzone filling recipe available on the bag.


    Pizza Ingredients: bread flour, Italian spices, salt.   Wheat Pizza Ingredients: bread flour, whole-grain wheat flour, Italian spices, salt.


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