I love making pizza.. but one day in 2015 and found a cool recipe on pinterest for vegan calzones, it was from Elephantastic Vegan. I change the recipe, but kept the dough the way it was (you can find the original recipe HERE)
It’s a family favorite here! We love to eat them with roasted veggies or sweet potato fries, it’s soooooo delicious!
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 tablespoon active dry yeast
3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons warm water
1 red bell pepper
1 1/2 cup kale
2 cloves garlic, minced
Vegan cheese, shredded
(use your favorite)
SAUCE (inside and for dipping)
Use your favorite pizza sauce (see my favortie recipe HERE)
Soy milk (or any other kind of non dairy milk) to brush on top of the calzones before going in the oven.
To make the dough, combine all the ingredients in a stand mixter and mix until you form a dough. Cover with a towel and let it lest at least an hour, the dough will rise a little, not that much, but you will see the difference.
Wash and chop all your veggies.
In a skillet or a pan, heat some olive oil and cook the veggies. Be careful not to over cook them, you have to remember that they will continue to cook in the oven inside the calzone. Set aside.
Once the dough is ready, you can divide it into 8 pieces. Roll each piece.
Preheat the oven at 400’F
With your hand or with a mold take each piece of dough, spread some tomato/pizza sauce, add cooked veggies then add vegan cheese shreds.
Fold the dough and press on the edges to close the calzone.
Put all the calzones on a baking sheet (I used a reusable parchement paper under mine.. by the way, it’s a very cool thing, no need to throw paper , just wash it!!)
Poke at least one hole on each calzone (to make sure the filling wont try to escape from the edges) and brush them with some non dairy milk.
Cook in the oven for 20 minutes.
Serve and Enjoy!