Calzone/ Pocket Pizza/ Mc Puffs Recipe (With Baked Option)
They are a small parcel which gives the great taste of freshly baked pizzas with the aroma of Italian spices.
Calzone/ Pocket Pizza/ Mc Puffs Recipe are a small parcel which gives the great taste of freshly baked pizzas with the aroma of Italian spices leaving behind the beautiful taste of Italian Cuisine. I have used carrot, beans, capsicum, onion, sweet corn, and olives. You can use zucchini, eggplant, artichoke also. Serve Calzone/ Pocket Pizza/ Mc Puffs Recipe at tea time with chilli garlic sauce or Italian Marinara sauce.
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- 2-1/2 cups All Purpose Flour (Maida)
- 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 Water , or as required
- 1 teaspoon Active dry yeast , or 1/2 tablespoon dry active yeast
- 1 pinch Sugar
- 5 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt , as required
- 1/2 cup Carrot (Gajjar) , finely chopped
- 1/2 cup Green beans (French Beans) , finely chopped
- 1/2 cup Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) , finely chopped
- 1/2 cup Onion , finely chopped
- 1/4 cup Sweet corn
- 2 tablespoon Black olives , finely chopped
- 3 tablespoon Homemade tomato puree
- 1 teaspoon Vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon Red Chilli flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon White pepper powder
- 4 tablespoon Cheese , grated
- Oil , for frying (optional)
How to make Calzone/ Pocket Pizza/ Mc Puffs Recipe (With Baked Option)
To prepare Calzone/ Pocket Pizza/ Mc Puffs Recipe, Get prepped up with all the ingredients and warm the water to activate the yeast.
Dissolve sugar in warm water, sprinkle yeast and the 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour to it. Now with the help of a wire whisk, beat this mixture and make sure there are no lumps.
Close the bowl and allow the mixture to bubble up at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
Add the 2 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 to 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 cup all-purpose flour in this mixture and stir well.
Now add other 1 cup of all-purpose flour and continue stirring till the whole mixture gathers together and starts leaving the sides of the bowl.
Lastly, add the 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour and now knead with your hands till the dough becomes smooth, springy and elastic.
Add more water if required. Brush water all over the dough and place in a bowl covered with a kitchen towel. Allow to leaven and rise for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Now take the saucepan add 3 tablespoon oil to it at low flame, when oil gets heated, add onion to it.
Cook it for 2 minutes now add carrot, beans, capsicum, onion, sweet corn, olives to it.
After a minute add tomato puree to it. After a few minutes when the vegetables are soft, add vinegar, oregano, chilli flakes and white pepper. Sauté.
Add cheese and switch off the flame.
Heat oil in a deep fry pan to fry these pocket pizzas. Alternatively, for a healthy option, pre-heat oven to 180 degree Celsius for 10-15 minutes.
Now take the dough add make small balls of it as per your preference for the size of the pocket pizza.
Roll the dough balls around like chapatis and fill the veggies and cheese, as required.
Cover and seal the edges and press the edges with spoon or fork to lock the mixture in place.
Deep fry the pocket pizzas in hot oil or bake them after brushing them with olive oil for 20-25 minutes. Check after 20 minutes and if not done, you could wait for few more minutes before removing them to serve.