Thursday, January 13, 2011

Blackberry Calzone

Previously I have referenced a daddy dough recipe for many bread-type applications most notably pizza. If you fold the pizza in half before cooking, you end up with a calzone. What follows is a blackberry dessert calzone that I improvised last night.

Blackberry Calzone

2 one pound hunks of daddy bread dough alternately you could use the same amount of pre-made pizza dough such as Trader Joe's
2 cups blackberries (or a mix of the berries that are available or on sale)
3 tablespoons or so sugar divided and as needed
1 or 2 tablespoons corn starch
2 tablespoons butter, melted
corn meal

Macerate berries with about 2 tablespoons of the sugar (depending on how sweet your berries are. Taste one) and the cornstarch .

I let them sit until the powdery appearance is overtaken by the exuded juices.

Preheat oven to as hot as it will go (mine gets to about 550 degrees F) with your pizza stone or an upturned cookie sheet inside.

Shape your dough into 2 equal discs and roll out thinly using flour as needed to keep from sticking.

Place half of the berries on each calzone skin.

Fold over half of the skin and roll/pinch together the edges.

Place on a well corn mealed pizza peel. Brush with butter, sprinkle with a bit more of the sugar and poke a few holes in the top for the steam to escape.

Slide onto the pizza stone/cookie sheet and start checking for doneness after 5 minutes. I was looking for nicely browned and definitely cooked dough. I ended up checking it every minute for an additional 5 minutes. This does not equal 10 minutes though as I was letting all the heat out of the oven once a minute. However I am not about to give a direction of let the heat out of the oven every minute for 5 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool some before devouring in one sitting because of how surprisingly delicious it is.


1 comment:

  1. Digging your posts! I think I might try making this for my wife and daughter.