A few weeks ago I spent the day at Autism One. I love helping out at the culinary day and hearing the stories of how the parents in the room are helping and healing their children through food. So many of you reading this post are on my website because you too have had to heal your body through food.
Every year when I leave Autism One, I cry on the way home. I cry because I am so grateful that my kids are healthy, I cry because of the struggles that most families encounter on every front, I cry because of the beautiful strength of the moms and dads in the audience coming to help their kids. I basically cry because life can be so unfair yet also so amazing…
This year my friend Anna Sobaski, from Breads from Anna, made calzones at Autism One. I had to come home and make these amazing little packets of yumminess right away. Thankfully, Anna gave me some of her pizza mix and I got to whip up a batch of calzones immediately.
I think you should be able to make these calzones using other pizza dough, but Breads from Anna’s mixes are my favorite for so many things. I highly recommend that if your local store doesn’t carry Anna’s products, that you order them online. My favorites are her pizza mix, pumpkin bread, bread mixes and black bean brownie mix.
Here is how I made the calzones. Easy, beautiful and delicious. My kids called these pizza bread. We made them with provolone cheese but for a dairy free alternative you could sprinkle Daiya Mozzarella Cheese instead.
1 bag Breads from Anna Pizza Mix
gluten free flour
thinly sliced italian deli meats, such as salami, mortadella, prosciutto (we used salami)
sliced provolone cheese
1 cup fresh baby spinach
1/2 cup marinara sauce
Prepare Breads From Anna® Pizza Crust, according to package instructions. Divided dough in three balls. On a large cookie sheet place a sheet of parchment paper. Oil and flour (potato starch works well) parchment paper. Put the dough ball on the parchment and then put more flour on top until the ball is no longer sticky.
Roll each loaf of dough into a rectangle about 8 inches by 12 inches.(on the prepare parchment paper). Layer deli meats down on each rolled loaf lengthwise. Top meats with cheese, spinach and marinara.
Fold short ends of each loaf in about 1/2 inch and seal. Roll from the long sides. There will be three long rolls. You may need to add more flour as you create the roll. The oil from the meats and cheese will absorb the excess flour out.
Wrap the parchment paper around your Calzone, place the Calzone seam side down on greased cookie sheet. Fold ends of the parchment paper under the Calzone. I like to place my three rolls on a french bread pan, but you can put them directly on a cookie sheet. Cover your sheet with a sheet of parchment for easy cleaning in case anything leaks out of the calzone when baking. Bake at 375 degree F for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove pan from oven, carefully unroll the Calzone from the parchment paper on the top and sides. Keep the Calzone on the paper. Brush calzone with oil bake for another 10 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before cutting. Cut into 1” thick pieces.
Next time I make these I will take pictures of how to roll the calzone!
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