Endless possibilities make using your leftover Thanksgiving food something of a treat. It is fun to create these new recipes and learn the best way not to waste all the food you work so hard to pay for.
This next tasty treat will utilize your turkey, gravy, and stuffing. The great thing about this recipe is that everyone makes their stuffing a little bit differently so it always comes out slightly different. My stuffing has cranberries in it which make my Calzone's a bit different than my mom's who loves to make a stuffing rich in herbs and spices that makes her finished product a completely different meal.
Ingredients: Enough for One Calzone
2 oz turkey
1 c turkey gravy
1/4 c stuffing
Corn or green beans optional
1 c warm water (dough)
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1/2 tablespoon of sugar
1 package of active of dry yeast (2 1/4 tablespoon)
1/2 tablespoon of salt
3 c flour (dough) 1/2 c flour (dusting)
1 egg beaten
2 teaspoons of water (egg wash)
Mix water, yeast, salt, and sugar and stir to dissolve ingredients. Set mixture aside and allow to rest for twenty minutes.
Add flour slowly to the mixture until you have a smooth consistency.
Clean a large working area and dust with flour. Knead your dough for for ten minutes; you may need to add dough as you work through the dough.
After kneading the dough form a ball and make sure that your dough has a smooth elastic feel to it while you are shaping it. Take your olive oil and smooth over your dough ball.
Place in a large bowl and allow to set for an hour. It should have doubled in size when it's ready. Quarter your dough and form each part into a dough ball; cover the dough balls and let them rest for about twenty minutes prior to shaping them.
When you are ready to bake roll out the dough to about 10 inches. To half of the crust place stuffing, gravy, turkey, and veggies if desired. Fold crust over and pinch together the dough and cover with egg wash.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until Calzone is golden brown. Serve with turkey gravy for dipping.
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