Thursday, 23 July 2009

Italian Calzone recipe

Simple recipe for authentic Italian Calzone!

Ingredients (serve 4)
200g raw ham shredded
20g yeast
400g flour
130ml olive oil
200g mozzarella (diced)
300g ricotta (sieved)
4 eggs
6tbsp grated parmesan
3-4 sprigs oregano (chopped)
6-8 tbsp chopped tomatoes (tinned)
2-3 tbsp percorino (grated)

1. Mix the yeast with 60ml of lukewarm water
2. Add 3 tablespoons of flour
3. Cover and leave for 30 minutes
4. Pour the mixture into the middle of the remaining flour
5. Add 30m of oil, and then add a pinch of salt and 125ml of lukewarm water
6. Knead well and then cover and put in warm place to rise for 1 hour
7. Bind the ham, mozzarella and ricotta with the eggs, oregano and parmesan
8. Season the mixture and then preheat oven to 225c
9. Knead the dough again on a floured surface and roll out into 4 bases
10. Place the bases onto an oiled baking tray
11. Spread the filling on the bases but not around the edges
12. Fold and press the edges firmly
13. Brush with some oil and sprinkle with percorino and tomato
14. Place in oven and bake for 20-30 minutes

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