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  • Writer's pictureDeby Hogue

BBQ Pizza stuffed with Swiss Chard

Now a days I will always say Hey Chuck turn on the BBQ for me to 450 degrees because it's so fast and it's just easy.

When I went to buy some greens this week at the farm in town I had no plan for Swiss Chard I just bought it because

it was so pretty. Mustard Greens would be great too.

I thought do I want to make pizza dough today? I said why not. So I began and I relized that I was

not going to have enough Swiss Chard for all this dough. Chuck got a little pizza with just olive oil cheese and peppironi

and of course Jalapinos on it. So I made just 2 calzones. I really like the dough. It's not really thin dough but you need a

puffy dough to make the calzones or folded pizzas. So good the next day cold or at room temp. Would be great to take to the beach.

Just slice up and bring along.

Pizza Dough

2 cups water

4 Tablespoons Olive Oil

4-5 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons yeast

corn meal for the pan

Swiss Chard

2 big bunches Swiss Chard chopped or Mustard Greens. They really cook down.

1/4 olive oil

4 garlic cloves chopped small

2 big pinches of chili flakes

1/4 pine nuts toasted

1/2 cup mozzarella cheese cut into cubes

Parm for sprinkling on top

Heat the 2 cups of water with the 4 Tablespoons of olive oil in the microwave for 60 seconds

In a large bowl mix 3 cups of flour, salt and yeast together

Stir the water and oil together with the flour mixture

Stir in 1 more cup of flour

Pour the dough out onto a well floured surface and and knead adding the last cup of flour as needed

to make a soft and smooth dough.

Put a little olive oil in a bowl and put the dough in to rise for 1 1/2 to 2 hours

While the dough is rising bring a big pot with about 4 to 5 inches of water to a boil

Add the chopped chard and cook for about 10 minutes with the heat turned down a bit

Drain the chard and set aside

In a large fry pan add the oil and garlic, chile flakes and cook for 1 min add the drained chard and pinenuts.

Cook for just a few more minutes, let cool.

Heat you BBQ (gas) to 450 degrees.

Put parchment paper on 2 cookie sheets and add a little olive oil and sprinkle with corn meal

Transfer dough to floured surface and cut into 4 balls

Roll them in to a circle

Divide the chard among the rounds and just put the chard on half the dough because you will fold the other side over.

Put a little bit of the cheese on each piece.

Fold over and pinch or use a fork to seal together.

Brush with some olive oil and sprinkle on Parm and some chile flakes maybe some sea salt

Place on BBQ and cook but watch for about 25 to 30 minutes and I hope you have a temp gage to make sure you are at 450 degrees

The Calzones will be browned and puffed up


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