Secrets of cooking real calzone

If you like to try new dishes and often cook them, then you will surely find out another new and interesting recipe. This is calzone. How to cook it?

What it is?

Calzone is a traditional closed Italian pie, which in fact is a kind of pizza. It is prepared from the same dough, and the fillings are almost the same. This dish is typical for southern and central Italy. It is usually used as a snack or a few unusual desserts.

Dough preparation

How to prepare the basis for calzone at home? To prepare the test will need:

  • two glasses of flour;
  • one glass of milk;
  • one tablespoon of dry yeast;
  • three tablespoons of olive oil;
  • one yolk of a hen's egg;
  • one tablespoon of sugar;
  • salt to taste (if the pizza is dessert, you can not add it).

Description of the cooking process:

  1. First, heat the milk a little (about 30-35 degrees).Dissolve sugar in it and add yeast. Leave the mixture for twenty minutes so that the yeast is activated and swollen.
  2. In a bowl, sift the flour, add salt.
  3. Now attach to the flour olive oil and milk with yeast and sugar.
  4. Knead the dough. Knead it with hands and quite actively.
  5. When the dough is ready, remove it in a warm place for a couple of hours to make it rise. Cover the bowl with a towel.

How to connect the filling with the dough?

So, how to prepare the cake for baking?

  1. First, the dough again, well beat and roll out with a rolling pin into a round layer with a thickness of about 5 millimeters.
  2. Smear one half of the sauce (if it is provided in the recipe for the filling), retreating from the edge of 1.5-2 centimeters.
  3. Now put on this half stuffing. From the edge should also retreat 1.5-2 centimeters.
  4. Cover the filling with the second half. The edges connect and tear, as in the preparation of vareniki.
  5. Lubricate the entire surface of the cake with whipped yolk, so that after baking, Calzone will get a beautiful ruddy crust.

How to bake Calzone?

It is baked quickly. Put it on a baking sheet greased with butter, and send it to the oven heated to 200 degrees for literally 20-30 minutes (the time will depend on the characteristics of your oven).The cake should get a ruddy appetizing crust.

Options for filling

The filling can be absolutely anyone, the Italians add everything in the calzone that is in the kitchen or at hand. But some combinations are especially piquant and tasty. Below are some of the most successful fillings.

Option One

For the preparation of nourishing meat filling will need:

  • 400-500 grams of minced meat (pork is best used, it is more tender than beef);
  • four medium sized tomatoes;
  • about 150 grams of mozzarella;
  • two or three cloves of garlic;
  • one onion (it is desirable to use a red onion);
  • two or three tablespoons of olive or regular sunflower oil;
  • six to seven basil leaves;
  • a pinch of rosemary;
  • a pinch of oregano.

Cooking method:

  1. Peel the onion and cut into half rings.
  2. Garlic must also be cleaned and chopped in a convenient way, for example, in a blender or on a garlic press.
  3. Cut tomatoes into cubes.
  4. Now heat the butter in the pan and fry the onion with garlic in just two minutes.
  5. Add the minced meat, fry everything together for about five minutes, stirring constantly and breaking up lumps.
  6. Add the tomatoes and cook everything under the lid for five to seven minutes.
  7. Chop greens.
  8. Cut mozzarella into pieces.
  9. Put on the dough first minced with tomatoes, then greens, and then mozzarella.

Option Two

You can cook a delicious mushroom filling. Here's what it takes:

  • 150-200 grams of ham (it is advisable to use low-fat, for example, chicken);
  • 150 grams of hard cheese;
  • 200 grams of fresh champignons;
  • one small onion;
  • two tablespoons of tomato paste;
  • two tablespoons of olive oil;
  • a teaspoon of a mixture of Italian herbs (you can make it yourself by mixing oregano, basil, rosemary).


  1. First get some mushrooms. They should be well washed and cut into strips or plates.
  2. Peel the onion and cut it into half rings.
  3. Heat the butter in a pan and fry the mushrooms and onions on it.
  4. Ham cut into strips.
  5. Cheese grate.
  6. Now you can spread the filling. First, brush the dough with tomato paste, then put the ham and sprinkle it with herbs. Next, put the mushrooms with onions, and sprinkle cheese on them.

Option Three

This recipe is suitable for fish lovers.To prepare the fish filling you will need:

  • 300-400 grams of salted red fish;
  • three tablespoons of sour cream;
  • 150 grams of hard cheese;
  • several leaves of basil;
  • teaspoon sesame seed;
  • three cloves of garlic.

Cooking method:

  1. Chop the garlic on a grater, blender or garlic press and mix with sour cream.
  2. Fish cut into cubes.
  3. Basil chop with a knife.
  4. Cheese grate.
  5. Now you can spread the stuffing. First grease the dough with sour cream and garlic sauce.
  6. Then put the fish. Sprinkle it with chopped basil, then sesame, and then cheese.

Fourth option

The filling can be made from chicken and vegetables with cheese. And piquancy will add olives. Prepare the following ingredients:

  • 400 grams of chicken fillet;
  • 1 zucchini;
  • 100 grams of canned olives;
  • three cloves of garlic;
  • one large tomato;
  • one bell pepper;
  • one red onion;
  • 150 grams of mozzarella;
  • a pinch of red pepper;
  • 1 teaspoon oregano;
  • three tablespoons of olive oil;
  • salt.

Cooking method:

  1. Chicken fillet cut into small cubes and mix with salt and red pepper. Give the meat a little marinate.
  2. Zucchini also need to cut into cubes.
  3. Immerse the tomato for a few seconds in boiling water, peel and chop in a meat grinder or with the help of a blender.
  4. Peel the onion and cut into half rings.
  5. Peel and chop the garlic (for example, on a blender).
  6. Pepper seeds and cut into strips.
  7. Cheese should be cut into small cubes.
  8. Olives can be cut in half.
  9. Heat oil in a pan. Fry chicken and onions for three to five minutes.
  10. Add the zucchini and pepper and continue frying everything together for another five minutes.
  11. Now put the tomato puree, garlic and oregano in the pan. Extinguish all five minutes.
  12. Put on the dough the entire contents of the pan, then the olives, and then the cheese.

Be sure to cook a delicious calzone pie and treat households or guests. They will be delighted!

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