Roasted Veggie Calzones – Pizza Dough Flowchart Recipe

I always wished people would make recipes into flowcharts – it would be so much easier to follow instead of scrolling through some of these recipe blogs with like 100 ads and their personal life story.

Also it appeals to my engineering senses I suppose. I wish all instructions were flowcharts.

Cute little calzones! Perfect size for packing for your picnic πŸ˜‰

I like to make the dough and keep it in the fridge overnight before using it the next day. Super convenient to just keep in your fridge and is usually good for about 3-4 days. Easy to take out a bit at a time to try out various pizza recipes with whatever veggies and sauces I have.

Update: I listed 2tsp kosher salt which actually translates to 1tsp regular salt – but also I like things salty so I just add 2 tsp regular salt. You should probably reduce this amount if you add a ton of optional things like garlic powder/seasonings

Pizza Dough Flowchart Recipe – Feel free to download/save to your phone πŸ™‚ I’ve also found it helpful to print it and stick it to my fridge with a magnet. I wish all recipes were just images that fit on your phone screen – so much more convenient than scrolling a random webpage.

Step 1: Feed yeast and combine ingredients

Make sure your water isn’t too hot – about 110 deg F or 43 deg C. Mix in honey or sugar
Add in 1 packet of yeast and wait around 10 minutes to turn all foamy. Get your other ingredients out.
So my recipe ingredients lists 3.5 cups flour but you only add 2.5 cups to make the dough initially. The rest is to flour onto your surface when kneading later or to add a tbsp at a time if your dough is too sticky.

Step 2: Refrigerate overnight or allow to double in size in warm area for a couple hours

I kept it in this storage container where it doubled in size overnight but then caused the lid to come off and it got a bit dry around the edges but still good. Would have been better to split into two different containers

Step 3: Preheat oven & bake some vegetables on your pan first

Here I used: a tiny bit of tomato sauce, shredded mozzerella, rosemary, and oven roasted zucchini, bell pepper, and garlic. I let it roast for about 10 minutes in my preheated oven – then just leave the oven heated while I prep the calzones.

Knead and roll out the dough into flat little circles and then add your ingredients.

Pizza Dough Flowchart Recipe - Picnic Punk
Traditionally calzones don’t have sauce inside – you dip them in sauce. And they actually turn out a bit soggy and hard to roll up if there’s too much sauce.
Roll up your calzones and pinch your edges together. If you use sauce inside you’re at risk for holes forming in your dough (or if it’s not rolled out evenly/too thin in certain areas). I placed them on the same pan on which I roasted the veggies and added a bit of cheese on top.

Step 4: Bake for 13-15 min and then eat πŸ™‚

Easy dinner and easy picnic food! Probably better for you and cheaper than buying hot pockets

More flowchart recipes coming soon πŸ™‚

Let me know if you try it out – making pizza dough is way easier than I used to think it would be. Just keep packets of yeast in your pantry – flour, spices, sugar/honey, and olive oil should already be staples in your kitchen.

Also adding rosemary to a pizza is one of the most important discoveries I’ve made – even more important than my PhD research LOL

I use the same pizza dough on the last day of its life for making tiny mozzarella rosemary pizzas as a snack. These are equally easy to transport to a picnic.
Roasted Veggie Calzones - Picnic Punk

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