Honey Wheat Calzone

  • Yield 6 servings

Sliced pepperoni and mozzarella cheese, all wrapped up in the honey-sweetened yeast bread.

Ingredients

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour, divided
1 package quick-rise active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup hot water, (120F to 125F)
1/3 cup honey
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 cup fresh vegetables*, diced
1 -- (8-ounce) can seasoned tomato sauce
2 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
-- Sliced pepperoni or diced cooked chicken, optional
1 to 2 tablespoon cornmeal

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, yeast and salt. Slowly pour hot water, honey and 1 tablespoon oil over flour mixture; blend well. Continue to mix about 5 minutes more, or until smooth. Stir in about 1/2 cup remaining flour to make a soft dough. Continue to mix about 8 minutes until dough is smooth and satiny, adding flour only if necessary to prevent sticking.
  2. Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead 1 minute. Place in greased bowl, cover loosely with a towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled (about 30 minutes).
  3. Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add vegetables, and cook until softened. Add tomato sauce; bring to a boil and simmer until thickened, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat; cool.
  4. Preheat oven to 450F.
  5. Punch dough down and let rest 10 minutes. Divide dough in half and pat or roll each into a 12-inch circle on a floured surface. Spread half the sauce over half of one dough circle; repeat with remaining sauce and dough. Sprinkle each circle with 1 cup cheese. Add meat, if desired. Fold each circle in half. Pinch edges together to seal and press with tines of a fork.
  6. Sprinkle cornmeal over greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Place calzones at least 3 inches apart on baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes, or until browned. Serve hot.

*Chopped fresh onion, mushrooms, zucchini and peppers work well.

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