I am a relatively experienced amateur when it comes to making pizza, especially pizza doughs. I recently went to Italy and enjoyed some calzones with super-thin crusts.
My standard recipe for a pizza crust is essentially the following:
- 1.5 cups bread flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour (or all-purpose)
- 0.5 cups semolina flour
- 1 tsp. granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. quick-rise yeast
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 Tbsp. olive (or cooking) oil
- 1 cup warm water
- More water or flour to achieve a mostly-elastic (but slightly sticky) dough
I typically add some of the following seasonings for fun and flavor: - 1-2 tsp. minced garlic - 1-2 tsp. onion powder - 1-3 tsp. oregano - 1 tsp red pepper flakes
The above recipe works great for crusts thicker than a few millimeters. When I roll it out thinner, however, it isn't strong enough and tears when forming a calzone.
How can I modify that recipe to get a crust that's strong enough for making a calzone? I expect substituting bread flour for the whole wheat flour would help, as well as not adding extra ingredients. Perhaps I could add a few teaspoons of gluten?
Thoughts? Thanks in advance!