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Monday, February 28, 2011

Hummm What to do with 2 Portobellos, Cream cheese and some Herbed Calzone Dough?

Ah once again dinner arrived once again.  I had plans on grilling the Portobellos and making a burger out of them but it had been so long since I made calzones I felt the need to do so!  I wanted a calzone crust that had a kick so I added some wonderful herbs that I had on hand.  Simple, made for a tasty crust!  I also gave my cream sauce a bit of a kick by adding garlic powder and fresh ground pepper.    Made for one tasty dinner if I do say so myself!

Herbed Whole-Wheat Calzone Dough
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup bread flour
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 cup warm water
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon granulated garlic

Combine the 2 cups wheat flour, salt, sugar and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer and set aside.
Combine olive oil and warm water and slowly add to flour mixture using the paddle attachment of your mixer. Mix in herbs.  Mix in as much of the bread flour as you can until a ball forms that is not very tacky to the touch. Change to the dough hook and knead on low for 5 minutes.  Set dough aside for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile prepare the cream sauce.
Cream Sauce
4 oz low fat cream cheese
3/4 cup skin milk
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
salt to taste
fresh ground pepper to taste
1/4 cup low fat mozzarella cheese

In a small sauce pan pour the milk and cut up the cream cheese. Add all the spices and heat just until the cheese melts. Add the mozzarella and combine. Remove from heat and set aside.
2 Portobello mushrooms sliced
1 package frozen spinach thawed with all water squeezed out.
mozzarella cheese
Divide the calzone dough in half then half again to form 4 equal pieces.
flatten out dough to a circle (or whatever shape that is in the photo)
Put a layer of the sauce on the dough leaving some room on the edges
add a layer of the mushrooms
1/4 of the spinach and top with 1/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese
Fold over and add a bit of water to the edges.  Press together with a fork to seal.
(okay so I thought I took a pic of that step but I guess I didn't, sorry)
Bake in a 450 degree oven on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or on a pizza stone for 18 to 20 minutes until crust is browned.
and then
Get Your Yum On!!!

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  1. Oh yes please! I've never thought of doing a cream sauce with my calzones. How delicious! Thanks for sharing such a tasty meal. I hope you had a great Monday...and that tomorrow is even better, my sweet lady! I want some pizza dough now :-)

  2. These really sound delicious. The cream sauce is a very original addition that makes this truly your own recipe. Very nice! I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  3. Oh I have my yum on now, your calzone looks awesome. Going to have to try making these, thanks for the recipe to try this week.

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!! You are so sweet! And let me just say - can you please come over and make this for me? I could probably polish off 2!! lol Well, maybe not but I would want to! ♥- Katrina