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This is a fun Valentine’s recipe to make with your child. My daughter loved helping and cutting out the dough into hearts.
I used my basic whole wheat dough recipe for thin crust pizza and doubled the recipe with a slight modification to the flour used.
- You could use all white whole wheat flour instead of the pastry flour.
- Whatever dough you use you need at least 2 pounds of it.
- Stuff the calzones with whatever stuffing you like. My cheeseburger calzone stuffing would be fabulous in these mini’s, but because I had left over chicken I wanted to use it up.
- I used my food processor to grind up the broccoli and chicken because the kids don’t like broccoli so grinding it makes it pretty hard to find!
- My daughter and I were able to make 5 large hearts and 6 mini hearts. 2 small hearts are equal to 1 large heart calzone.
- 1 1/2 c. white whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 4 tsp. active dry yeast
- 4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 c. warm water plus 4 tbsp.
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 1 c. cooked chicken breast, shredded
- 1 c. broccoli, cooked, chopped
- 1 c. cream cheese, lite, softened
- In your stand mixer bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking powder. Make a well in the center of the dough.
- In a separate small bowl mix oil, honey, warm water. Add yeast but don’t stir it and let it sit for about 10 minutes until you see some foam form from the yeast.
- Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until well combined at setting 2 for about 2-3 minutes.
- Once combined change to your dough hook and keep setting at 2 and let the machine go for about 10 minutes or knead by hand for 10 minutes.
- Remove your dough and place into a bowl sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Cover with a towel and let rise for at least half an hour, but an hour is better.
- Once risen, separate the dough into two balls. Knead each by hand for a minute or so and spread each dough by hand onto two baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray or use a rolling pin.
- Using heart shaped cookie cutters make pairs of hearts.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Mix stuffing together in a bowl.
- Add stuffing to middle of one half of heart dough, lay another heart on top. Repeat with all hearts.
- Close tight with a fork, pressing into both halves.
- Bake 20 minutes until golden brown.