Calzoni with Pecorino Toscano PDO



  • “00” Flour g 1000
  • Potato pulp g 150
  • Water g 450
  • Brewer’s yeast g 25
  • Tuscan oil PGI g 60
  • Table salt g 20
  • Fresh Pecorino Toscano PDO g 600
  • Thick tomato pulp g 200
  • Grated Pecorino Toscano PDO g 100
  • Basil leafs to taste
  • Oregano to taste
  • Egg white to taste
  • Frying oil to taste

Proceeding for the dough

Dissolve the yeast in 400 ml of tepid water. Add sugar and the smashed potato pulp and then pour the mix in a well in the center of the flour. Work the dough for a couple of minutes and pour gently the remaining water, salt and oil. Work for 10 minutes at least in order to get a smooth, flexible and quite soft dough. Cover and let rise for at least 1 hour.

The stuffing

Dice the fresh Pecorino Toscano DOP and mix to the grated Pecorino Toscano DOP, the minced basil, the grinded tomato and then dress it with salt and pepper. Roll out until the pasta becomes a few millimeters thick. Cut it with a rounded pastry cutter of 8 cm diameter. Then, add one spoon of stuffing at the center of each disc. Brush the edges with the beaten egg withe. Fold in the middle pushing the air out and sealing properly their edges to close the “calzoni”.
Let it rise another hour and brown both sides in hot oil.

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