How to make it

  • (for the dough)
  • Combine the water, yeast, and 1 1/2 cups of the flour in a large bowl. Mix well.
  • Add the oil, salt, and remaining flour.
  • With large wooden spoon or your hands mix the ingredients together until the dough holds its shape. You may need a bit less flour, so add the last half gradually.
  • Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. If the dough becomes sticky, sprinkle a bit more flour over it.
  • Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled 2-quart bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel, and let the dough rest until it has doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • When the dough has risen, place it on a lightly floured surface, divide it into two or more parts and roll them into balls.
  • Cover them with a towel and let rest for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 425-degrees F (220 degrees C/Gas 7).
  • (for the filling)
  • Dice or cube the eggplant.
  • Fry the shallots in oil until soft.
  • Add the eggplant, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, pepper flakes, thyme and seasoning. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Divide the dough in half and roll out each piece on a lightly floured surface to a circle measuring approx. 7" (18cm) across.
  • Spread the eggplant mixture over each half circle, leaving a 1" (2.5cm) border.
  • Scatter over the mozarella cheese.
  • Dampen the edges with water then fold over the dough to enclose the filling. Press the edges firmly to seal.
  • Place on greased baking sheet or a pizza stone.
  • Brush the top with some oil and make a small incision on top of each calzone to allow steam to escape.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden.
  • Remove from oven and brush with some oil and sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

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    " It was excellent "
    unicorn4 ate it and said...
    I have never tried a Calzone before, but your recipe caught my eye. Cant wait to make it. Thank you.....
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    " It was excellent "
    juliecake ate it and said...
    Ditto this recipe!
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  • catbot79 10 years ago
    This looks delicious. My husband is always ordering calzones when we go to our favorite Italian restaurant, but they've never had a vegetarian one for me to try. Now I can see what all the fuss is about. Great recipe; thanks for posting it!
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