Vegan Calzone from Scratch

Making calzones and/or pizza at home is very easy and is surprisingly inexpensive. If you have not heard of the calzone, it is a folded pizza, that is similar to a giant empanada. When deep fried, it is called a panzerotto, but it is virtually the same as a calzone otherwise.

There are a few steps involved, so plan ahead. The dough requires at least one hour to rise.

Vegan Calzone

Vegan Calzone from Scratch

Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr 56 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine Italian

Ingredients
  

Dough Ingredients 

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup  water 
  • ¼ cup  olive oil 
  • 2 tablespoons yeast
  • 1 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoons salt

Perfect Pizza Sauce

  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes 
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons salt 
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano

Fillings

  • Sliced olives
  • Arugula
  • Sliced onions
  • Sundried tomatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Vegan cheese

Instructions
 

Dough

  • In a small cup, mix yeast, sugar and 1/2 cup warm water. Proof for 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl combine flour and salt and stir. 
  • Add oil, water and yeast-water stir with a spoon until combined. Finish with your hands and kneed for 5 minutes until a smooth ball of dough has been formed.
  • Leave in the bowl and cover with tea towels for one hour so that it rises.  

Sauce

  • In a large pot combine all ingredients.  
  • Cook over medium heat for 20 minutes, or until most of the water has evaporated.  
  • Taste and adjust salt as needed. 

Rolling and Stuffing

  • Lightly dust your work surface with flour. 
  • Remove the dough from the bowl where it has been rising and knead for a few minutes.  
  • Cut the dough into 4 equal pieces and set 3 aside.  
  • Lightly dust a rolling pin and being to roll out the dough into a thin circle (thickness is up to you). 
  • Add a generous amount of tomato sauce, and spread evenly into the centre of the dough.  
  • Add your favorite fillings to half of the dough.  
  • Carefully fold over the other half and pinch closed.  

Bake 

  • Transfer calzone to a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes.
  • Once cooked, serve with a side of extra sauce.  

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