For the third day of Kids Delight - Snacking all way, I have a delicious Calzones that were such hit when I made for the kids. Konda's friend had come home to spend the day with her and until the last moment I was clueless on what to make for them. They were going to spend the entire day and Konda had strictly said no for any regular Indian Food.
Having known that I keep making new and different dishes, she said her friends are used to eating all that snacks she carries to school. So I almost spent a Sunday thinking what would interest the kids. I had decided to make the Eggless Savory Bread Pudding
and then thought of couple of other dishes.
I decided to bake some calzones for them. I had all the colours of bell peppers and wanted to use that as filling. Since I was so late in deciding and letting the dough rise for me to bake, before leaving for work, I was worried about how I will achieve baking the entire batch before leaving. Konda said that she knows the oven settings, having seen me doing it. I was so reluctant, yet I was bound by no other alternate ideas. I asked her couple of times to show me how she can set the time. Satisfied that she knows it well, I left for work.
So you see, other than the first batch that I baked, rest of these calzones were baked by Konda, including clicking the pictures. She wanted me to tell her how I wanted to compose my pictures. I gave her everything and explained how I wanted it. I was so eager to know how she clicked and how it tasted when I came back home in the evening.
Needless to say the calzones were extreme hit and the pictures turned out good.
As I was thinking about what to make for the third day, I completely forgot about this when it appeared in the folder.
Tricolour Bell Pepper Calzone
For the Dough
All purpose flour/ Maida - 2 cups
Instant Yeast - 1tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Gluten - 1 tbsp
Water - 1/2 cup ore increase depending on your dough
Olive Oil - 2 tbsp
For the Filling
Onion, julinnes - 2 medium
Garlic, crushed - 2 tbsp
Tricolour Bell Peppers - 1 cup
Chilli flakes - 1 tsp
Italian Dry Herbs - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Olive Oil -1 tsp
Tomato Puree -1 cup
Red Chili flakes - 1 tsp
Olive olive oil - 1 tsp
Italian herbs -1 tsp
Tomato Sauce - 2 tbsp
Mozzarella cheese, Cheddar Cheese - 1 cup
How to make Tri Colour Bell Pepper Calzone
For the Dough
Take the flour, gluten, salt, yeast, sugar in a bowl, mix well, then slowly add the water and knead to a soft dough.
Next add the olive oil and transfer to the counter and knead for 10 - 15 mins.
Cover the bowl with cling wrap and keep it aside till it doubles. I mostly keep it in a pre heated oven and it rises within 30 mins. Else it can take upto an hour or so.
For the Filling
For the Bell Pepper
Heat a non stick pan with olive oil, crush the garlic directly over it and saute well. Next add onion juliennes, saute till done, add salt and red chili flakes.
Then add the bell peppers, simmer till soft.
Meanwhile get the tomato base done by cooking the tomato puree in olive oil along with salt, flakes, herbs till it thickens.
Let the filling cool down.
To assemble the calzones:
Once the dough rises, punch down softly and pinch out balls. Dust and roll out as discs.
Leaving an inch gap from outside, spread the tomato bases, sauce and then add filling on top. Spread the grated cheese over it. This is spread only on the half circle.
Now enclose the other half over this filling and tightly seal it well.
Continue making the rest and let it rise again.
Pre Heat the oven 190 C. Brush the calzones with milk and bake for 30 Mins. You can check by 25 mins to see if its done.
Serve warm with sauce
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