Calzones-Khoja Style

Calzone

These ‘good-sized’ buns are perfect for lunch. I usually store the buns in the freezer and defrost them in the morning as needed. For a quick dinner, add sides such as soup and salad and you have a meal! The buns recipe is super easy to make and has so far never failed me. Hope it works for you too!

Recipe: Calzones

Also known as: Lunch Buns

Categories: Snacks

Accompaniments: Chutney/Ketchup

Servings: Makes 12 buns

Ingredients:

For the dough:

  • 3 3/4 cup of white flour (or 3 cups whole wheat flour and 3/4 cup of white flour)
  • 1/3 cup melted butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup luke-warm water
  • 1/2 cup luke-warm milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 3 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the filling:

  • You can use any fillings that you like, just ensure they are cooked. Filling ideas include:
    • Shredded beef and corn
    • Shredded beef and sauteed onions
    • Mince meat and grated carrots
    • Vegetable samosa mixture
    • Shredded chicken and diced green peppers
    • Mixed cheeses with herbs
    • Flaked fish

Directions:

  • Add the butter to the flour and mix.
  • Whisk or blend together the water, milk, egg, instant yeast, sugar and salt.

Blending :)

  • Slowly add the liquid mixture to the flour, mixing as you pour.

Slowly add the liquid to the flour

  • Mix the dough in the bowl and once it comes together pour out onto a clean surface.

Pour onto a surface sprinkled with flour

  • Knead the dough for 3-5 minutes till it forms a smooth elastic dough, roll into a big ball. Place into a lightly greased bowl. Cover tightly with cling wrap/plastic wrap and leave to rise in a warm place. To speed things up, I usually turn on my oven for 3 minutes on the lowest setting and then turn it off. I then place the bowl in the oven with the oven light on.

Kneaded dough

  • When it doubles in size, it is ready.

Risen dough

  • Punch down the dough and make 12 balls. Roll each one out into a 6 inch circle. Put about 3  heaped Tbsp of filling in each circle and fold over and seal edges with a fork. Brush each bun with egg wash or tinned evaporated milk. Poke holes with a fork on each bun to allow steam to escape. Place buns on a greased baking tray.
  • Bake buns in a  pre-heated oven on 325°F for 12-15 minutes (till light brown). To ensure even cooking, move the racks from  top to bottom and vice versa.

Roll into circles

Put the fillings on one side

Fold over and seal with a fork

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One response to “Calzones-Khoja Style

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