“So what’s Steinbrenner gonna do if he doesn’t get his calzone?” -Jerry Seinfeld from Seinfeld
You cannot get good pizza here. There’s perfectly good pizza sold at Italian restaurants but it’s not New York fucking pizza. And that’s what I have been craving. But I can’t make that stuff and the most I can do is to try to make some pizza substitutes. So now I’m trying this calzone recipe.
- 2 and 1/4 teaspoons dry yeast
- 3/4 cup warm water (100° to 110°)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
- 5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced and divided
- 1 medium onion, julienned
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 2 pounds coarsely chopped fresh spinach
- 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- Dissolve yeast in warm water in a small bowl and let sit for five minutes. Add in 1 teaspoon oil.
- In a large bowl, mix flour and salt. Slowly add yeast mixture.
- Knead about five minutes.
- Oil a bowl, place dough inside and cover. Let rise in a warm place for 90 minutes.
- Punch dough down and let rest for 5 minutes.
- Roll dough into a 12-inch square
- Coat an 8-inch square baking pan oiled.
- Preheat oven to 425°.
- Saute onions and garlic in olive oil until onions are clear, remove and set aside.
- In the same pan, add spinach until it begins to wilt. You may have to split the spinach up depending on the size of your pan.
- Press the spinach in a colander to remove excess water.
- Mix onions, spinach and cheese together.
- Fill the dough with the mixture, fold
- Brush dough with oilve oil.
- Bake at 425° for 30 minutes or until golden. Let stand 10 minutes.