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Real Italian Calzones

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Make dough: In a mixing basin, dissolve yeast in warm water and let foam for 5 minutes. Mix 1 cup flour with 1 tablespoon oil, sugar, and salt until smooth. Slowly add remaining flour until mixture is smooth and workable.

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Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough for 5 minutes until elastic. Put dough in a large bowl with 1 teaspoon olive oil and flip to coat. Leave covered for 40 minutes to practically double in size.

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Meanwhile, create filling: In a medium bowl, mix cheddar, ricotta, pepperoni, mushrooms, and basil. Mix thoroughly, cover, and chill.

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Pre-heat the oven to 375°F. Grease baking sheet.

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Pinch dough and divide into two equal pieces. Roll each piece into 1/8-inch circles on a lightly floured surface. Half-fill each circle with cheese and meat.

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Fold dough over filling to form semicircle. Seal edges using fork tines. Top each calzone with beaten egg and set on the baking pan.

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Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven until golden brown. Serve hot.

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