Vegan Calzone

Sliced open Calzone on a white plate

Written by McDonald, T.  |  Date 24th of October 2022

If you like pizza, this is a must try!  Calzone is basically a small folded pizza baked in the oven that resembles a Cornish pasty in looks.  However, unlike a Cornish pasty, it has a pizza filling such as pepperoni. You can choose what ever filling you like, but I will be using the Catholic vegan pepperoni filling.  While a New Yorker filling has just cheese and pepperoni, a Catholic vegan pepperoni filling has cheese, pepperoni, mushroom, onion and green pepper.  Although you can choose any filling, this one is one of my favourites. 

Notes

  • If you stack the filling too high, folding the top over becomes difficult. 
  • Be sure to keep the filling to one side of the dough, or again you will have trouble folding it over. 

Portions - 1

Time - 45 minutes

Ingredients

Calzone Dough

  • 42g all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling
  • 46 ml lukewarm water
  • 0.25 tsp sugar
  • 0.25 tsp backing powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 0.5 tsp olive oil
  • 34g whole wheat flour

Filling

  • Tomato sauce (tomatoes, tomato purée, crushed garlic, and basil) x 2 tbsps
  • Onion x a few slices
  • Mushroom x a few slices
  • Green peppers x a few slices
  • Vegan pepperoni x 4 or 5 slices
  • Vegan cheese grated x about 20g

Method 

Step one

  1. Preheat oven to 200C.
  2. Add all the dry dough ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix with a balloon whisk.
  3. Stir in the water and oil with a wooden spoon.  Bear in mind you might now need all the water. 
  4. Mix until you get a shaggy dough. 
  5. Use your hands to form a ball, then knead on a floured surface for about 1 minute.
  6. Place back into the mixing bowl.  Cover with a towel and let it rest for 10 – 15 minutes.
  7. Roll the dough to about 3 mm thick circle.
Calzone dough rolled out.
Calzone dough

Step two - cover half with filling.

  • Add tomato sauce, then add additional fillings. 
  • Once the calzone is filled, carefully pick up the top half and fold it over the toppings, bringing the edges together.
  • Fold the dough edges together, at the edges.
  • You may find it easier to assemble your vegan calzone directly on a baking sheet. However, if you do have trouble moving a calzone to a baking sheet, I found using a big dough scraper made it easy.

Calzone dough with tomato sauce
Add the tomato sauce.

Calzone dough with tomato sauce and vegan cheese
Add the vegan cheese
 
Calzone filling
Add the filling
 
Raw Calzone
Fold over and fold edges to make a crust.

Step Three

  1. Bake for 15 minutes, turning halfway through
  2. Once baked, take out of the oven and allow it  to cool for at least 3 minutes before cutting into because it is going to be hot inside.

Results

This turns out really well and makes a fantastic dinner that is filling.  Full of taste; lots of fun.

Calzone on a plate


I hope that you liked this blog and if you do try this recipe, please let me know how you got on and what it turned out like. You can leave a comment in the comments below. 

Comments

  1. Want to try this. When I get my grocery money on the 10th of November I will order ingredience to make this.

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