halloween recipe lewistown pa

Snake Calzone Recipe

Halloween is almost here, which means a night full of trick or treating and candy collecting. Making sure that your kids eat a full meal before hitting the streets can help to ensure that you do not have any hunger meltdowns and can help prevent them from eating too much candy while walking around. Try this spooky Halloween recipe to help get your kids in the holiday spirt while filling up their bellies.

Ingredients for the dough:

  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt

Ingredients for the filling:

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 package sliced pepperoni
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ cup sliced black olives
  • ½ green bell pepper cut into strips
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water

Directions:

  1. Dissolve the sugar in the warm water in the bowl of a stand mixer with the dough hook. Sprinkle the yeast over the water and allow to stand for 5 minutes until the yeast softens and starts to form a creamy foam. Stir in the salt, oil, and 2 cups of flour, and mix on low until the mixture forms a wet dough. While the machine is running, add 1 cup of flour, ¼ cup at a time, and knead until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Knead for 4 more minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  2. Lightly oil a large bowl and place the dough in the bowl. Turn the dough to coat with oil. Cover with a light cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  3. Combine the mozzarella, ricotta, parmesan, parsley, pepperoni, Italian seasoning, olives, and green pepper in a large bowl and set aside.
  4. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Punch down the dough and roll it out in a long, flat strip about 9 inches wide by 30 inches long. Spoon the filling mixture down the center of the dough, leaving 1 inch on all sides. Pull the edges of the dough together and pinch to seal. Place the roll, seam-side down, onto the parchment paper in a snake “S” shape. Beat the egg in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of water and brush over the calzone.
  6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until the calzone is golden brown, slice, and enjoy!

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