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Calzones (Whole Wheat)

Homemade calzones?  of course! why not?  Laura’s looked good.

    Calzones

Crust:

Filling:

  • Spaghetti Sauce (Organic Pasta Sauce)
  • Cheddar cheese (raw naturally)
  • whatever filling you like (we used pepperoni, Parmesan, banana and bell peppers)

Put all ingredients for crust in bread machine on the dough setting in this order: water, salt, flour, yeast.  (or mix by hand) After dough cycle is complete (or all ingredients are mixed), take it out, knead and let rest for 10 min.

Then divide into 16 balls and roll each one out.

 

Put in your spaghetti sauce, cheese and favorite calzone filling, fold over, press shut and bake at 375º for 25 min or until crust is golden brown.

 

 

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Pasta Noodles

Yes, pasta noodles.  With this recipe that I found here, I make my lasagna noodles, multi-purpose broad noodles and really thin noodles I use as spaghetti.  It was way easier than I thought making my own pasta would be.

     Pasta Noodles

  • 2 1/3 c whole wheat flour (I milled a combo of hard red, hard white and soft white for this)
  • 1/2 sea salt
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 t olive oil

Mix flour and salt together in a large mixing bowl.  Make a large pit in the mixture.  Pour your beaten eggs into the pit then add the water and oil.  Stir until the ingredients are all combined.  Put on well floured surface and knead.  Begin rolling out dough with a floured rolling pin.  If the dough begins to stick to your surface, just lift it up and sprinkle more flour under.  Once dough is about 1/8″ in thickness or less, cut with knife or pizza cutter into desired shape.  Photo below was from my lasagna noodles. 1 recipe of this dough made enough for exactly one 3 layered lasagna in a 9×13 dish.

 


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Lasagna

I made this recipe with noodles I made following this recipe, making them from my fresh milled wheat.

     Lasagna

  •     1 batch lasagna noodles
  •     1 lb ground beef { grass fed of course }
  • ≈  1 lb Ricotta cheese
  • ≈ 1/2 lb Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ≈ 6 oz Cheddar cheese, shredded { I use raw if available or hormone/antibiotic free at least }
  •     1 jar spaghetti sauce
  •      garlic powder, italian seasoning, minced onion to taste
  •     1 1/2 T olive oil

Cook noodles in boiling water or broth for 20-25, I add about 2 Tablespoons of olive oil to it to keep them from sticking.  Brown ground beef adding garlic powder, italian seasoning and minced onion for added flavor.  Add in spaghetti sauce (if you are not cooking with grass fed/clean meat, you will need to drain first then return to skillet) and simmer for 5-10 min.  Layer noodles, then 1/3 sauce mix, then half of the ricotta and half of the mozzarella, repeat, then last layer is noodles, remaining sauce mix, and the cheddar.  Top with the olive oil drizzled across the top and sprinkle with italian seasoning.  Bake at 350º for approx 35min.  Serve with garlic bread.. yum.