Parma Ham & Sundried Tomato Calzone

Hearty and warming, this folding pizza is a perfect homemade alternative to your usual Saturday night takeaway and one that the kids will love getting involved with as well!

For the pizza dough

  • 500g strong white bread flour
  • 1 tsp dried yeast
  • Semolina for dusting

For the filling

  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 400ml passata
  • Large bunch of basil, leaves only
  • 4 slices of Parma ham, torn into bite sized pieces
  • 60g sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • 100g mozzarella, torn into large chunks


  1. Place the flour, yeast and olive oil into a bowl along with 300ml of luke warm water and a large pinch of salt and mix to soft, slightly wet dough. This is best done using a stand mixer with a dough hook. Once everything has come together, cover the bowl with cling film and leave to rise for 2 hours.
  2. Once this time has passed, heat your oven to 200°C / 180°C Fan / Gas Mark 6 and put a large baking sheet in the oven.
  3. Make the filling by heating some olive oil in a saucepan then add the garlic. Fry for one minute until golden, then add the passata and half of the basil leaves. Bring everything to a boil, then cook until reduced to a thick sauce. Stir in the parma ham and tomatoes, then season and leave to one side to cool a little.
  4. Lightly flour a surface and turn the pizza dough out onto it. Divide the dough into two pieces, and roll one piece out into the largest rectangle you can. Pile the mixture onto one side of the dough, then scatter the mozzarella on top. Take the side with no filling on and fold over the top of the mixture. Pinch the sides together, cover with semolina and repeat the process with the other piece of dough. Place both on the baking tray and bake for 15 minutes until golden and puffed up.

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