Pizza dough mix - one packet, approximately 145g
Buffalo mozzarella - one ball, approximately 125g
Ham - Prosciutto de Palma, approximately 70g
2- 3 Mushrooms
Pizza topping - half a jar, approximately 130g
Olive oil (normal, not extra virgin)
Pizza tray, 13" in diameter
Normal baking tray
Wash and slice the mushrooms. Porcini mushrooms (also known as ceps) are preferred, but these can be difficult to obtain fresh, or even dried, so normal mushrooms will do.
Shred the prosciutto ham. If you can't get prosciutto, a similar ham such as Spanish Serrano can be used.
If using buffalo mozzarella, it should come in liquid in a container. Drain the liquid off. Cube the mozzarella.
Pre-heat the oven to 200°C.
Making the Dough
This is made using packet mix for convenience. Check the instructions on the packet, they may vary from these.
Empty one packet of pizza mix into the mixing bowl. Add 100ml of warm water - warm it in the kettle, do not get it from the tap. Stir the pizza mix and water together until you get a lump of dough.
After the dough has been kneaded , roll it into a ball. Dust your rolling pin with the plain flour, and start rolling the dough into a circle. Roll the dough, turn 45 degrees, then roll again.
To make the base perfectly circular, place the pizza tray on the top of the base, then score around it with a blunt knife to remove the excess. Discard the scraps. This is not actually necessary, but rolling a perfect circle takes a lot of practice, and doing this makes the calzone look neater.
Making the Calzone
After the dough has stood for five minutes, add the pizza topping. Again, pre-made is being used for convenience. Using a spoon, spread the topping on one half of the dough, making sure you don't get too near the edges to reduce the chance of any escaping during cooking.
Place the pizza tray on the top shelf of the pre-heated oven.
Place the other baking tray on the shelf beneath this. Should any liquid escape from the calzone during cooking, it is easier to clean another baking tray than the oven.
Cook for about 30 to 35 minutes, although check it during cooking.