Thursday, February 2, 2012

Mushroom Roasted Peppers Calzone using Ciabatta Dough


This is what happens when you overstuff it with cheese. I say there is never enough cheese so I decided to show you the one that blew up instead of the pretty perfect photo. 
That cheese didn't make the plate, it got eaten first!
 Hopefully you will be a better judge in filling your calzone!

1 recipe of Ciabatta Bread Dough or store bought dough
1 small bottle mushrooms
1 jar of roasted peppers or homemade
shredded mozzarella
garlic powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper to taste
toasted sesame seeds
1 egg beaten (whites or the whole egg)
Marinara sauce for dipping

Roll dough out on a piece of parchment paper,  ( about a half pound of dough) around 1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle with garlic powder, cayenne, oregano, parsley, salt, pepper to taste. Top with shredded mozzarella, mushrooms and roasted peppers evenly on the seasonings. Fold over using the parchment paper to stick seam to seam like a turnover half moon shape.

 Brush with beaten egg whites or whole egg. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake in a preheated 425 degree oven until browned around 25 to 35 minutes.  Serve with Marinara Sauce for dipping.

There are many optional filling combinations you can use,  here are some suggestions:
Raw spinach, eggplant cubed, zucchini shredded, chopped peppers, onion, broccoli, pineapple, all diced
Prosciutto, capicola, mortadela, bacon, chicken, pork, sausage, ham all diced in small pieces.
Feta cheese, mozzarella, Mexican blends, swiss.
You can also use other sauces, hot sauce, barbecue, ranch and fill with your favorites.
Mix and match with any combination you like.
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