I snuck in some real pumpkin for the cute pumpkin shaped calzones I'm attempting this evening. I don't know if they'll be very pumpkin shaped after baking, but they should taste good at least!
This dough isn’t sweet like most pumpkin recipes. Its savory and a touch garlicky. Use it for pizza, calzones, bread sticks, focaccia, or savory rolls.
½ cup barely warm water
1 teaspoon honey
1 Tablespoon active dry yeast
3 ½ cups bread flour
1 cup canned pumpkin, (Not pumpkin pie filling)
2 Tablespoons olive oil, plus more for the bowl
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1. Measure water in a wet measuring cup and stir in the honey and yeast. Set aside for 5 minutes.
2. In a stand mixer with a dough hook add all the ingredients including the yeast mixture and knead for several minutes.
3. Turn the dough onto a clean surface and knead with your hands for a couple more minutes. Coat a large bowl with a little olive oil, toss in the dough turning coat once to coat, and cover in plastic wrap.
4. Let the dough rise in a warm place for about an hour, or until large and poufy.
1. Three cream sauce recipes for pizza here.
2. Fast and easy red pizza sauce recipe here.
3. Pizza grilling information can be found here.
Recipe and photograph by Laura Flowers