This weeks recipe is a Keto Calzones! This is a recipe is really two recipes in one. It’s a How to Make Fathead Dough recipe and then also how to make Calzones. If you divide the dough you could also make Keto Hot Pockets. Fathead dough is a very versatile keto dish that once you master it, gives your more options such as Fathead Pizza. Feel free to share it on Pinterest, and post pictures in the Facebook Group. Happy New Year! Let’s make 2020 a new start!
Calzones are seriously underrated. Often seen as inferior to pizza, calzones are often forgotten about, but why? They are basically an individual pizza all wrapped up. No cheese sliding off or losing your toppings, just pure deliciousness wrapped up in a pillowy dough. Here’s the true beauty of a calzone. Absolutely EVERYTHING is good inside it…pepperoni, cheese, spinach, sausage, anything your mind can imagine, any topping you love on your pizza is even better inside a calzone.
But what is a calzone, you may be asking yourself? It is an Italian oven baked folded pizza that originated in Naples in the 18th century. So basically a turnover stuffed with pizza ingredients.
In Italy they are often sold by street vendors, or in local bakeries. Here in the States, they are often sold at local pizza parlors.
Traditionally, they are typically filled with cured meats such as pepperoni and salami ,cheese often ricotta and mozzarella,Parmesan or provolone and then the dough is folded in half over the filling and sealed in a half moon shape. It is then either baked or fried.
Sauce seems to be a negotiable option. Some people prefer it inside, and others believe it is strictly for dipping. Either way, the deliciousness cannot be denied.
With the wonderful low-carb invention of fat head dough, we practicers of the keto lifestyle, can now participate in the fun.
Tom Naughton was originally believed to be the creator of the fat head recipe, but he has since given credit to Cooky’s Creations, A low-carb blogger and keto foodie, who had called it holy grail pizza crust but the name fat head pizza was adopted by Naughton’s fans when he posted the recipe on his site and because of his movie popularity.
It is a simple dough, but it can be intimidating at times… It doesn’t take very long to prepare, and you can even freeze it. Hopefully my preparation tips in the video will be helpful. I find that working the dough with damp hands is key.
When you learn the keys it will be easy to have fat head dough calzones and pizza at your disposal. So there’s no excuse not to have pizza night at least a couple of times a month on the ketogenic diet!
FOLLOW-UP TASTE TEST by C.J.
The macros for this dish depends on several factors. You need the lowest carb Pizza Sauce you can find, and then you don’t need to go crazy with it. Sarah made our first Calzone a couple of weeks back using leftover spaghetti sauce, this time we primarily used cheese, pepperoni, and salami. This calzone recipe yield 4 fairly large size pieces, you could theoretically divide your fathead dough into smaller pieces and make Keto Hot Pockets. You can also use this Fathead dough to make yourself a Keto Pizza. All and all we enjoyed the calzones and probably will add it to our keto food list.
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Keto Fathead Dough Calzones
- Put mozzarella and cream cheese in a microwavable bowl, and microwave for one minute.
- Stir and replace in microwave at 30 second intervals until thoroughly melted, stirring well.
- Stir in beaten egg and flour.
- Dampen hands with water, and knead dough.
- Spread dough between two sheets of parchment paper using a rolling pin, aiming for a oval/circle. Remove top parchment sheet.
- Fill dough with sauce and toppings of your choice on on half of circle.
- Grab the edge of the parchment paper and fold the calzone dough in half, then peel back the top layer.
- Dampen your hands and crease the edges of the dough. Smooth out any tears that may have formed with your damp hands.
- Brush your calzone with olive olive and cut several steam slots on top.
- Bake at 425° for 22 to 25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
- Let cool. Slice and serve with sauce for dipping.
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