Donnerstag, 13. Oktober 2011

Vegan MoFo VIII / Veggie Calzone

Today is sad day in my vegan baking history... I decided to take a break from baking!! So no cupcakes, cakes, brownies, cookies, etc... I'll probably allow some creamy and fruity desserts, but not that often. Reasons?
Well, although I enjoy baking, it is just too much at the moment.. too much cake, too much sugar, too much dessert, not enough savoury meals! And it gets difficult if I am the only one eating what I bake, I don't want to gain weight... after I lost 15kg in the last year! :)

So, here's the Calzone I made tonight for dinner.... There were actually 4 of them, two vegan ones, and the other two made my mum for my brother and dad. Even though they like the vegan version, they prefer their meat.. :/

Veggie Calzone
the dough makes 4, the filling 2

1/2 cube of fresh yeast ( you can substitute instant yeast: 14g)
1 tsp malt (or any sugar)
1 dl lukewarm water
1 - 2 Tbsp. spelt wholemeal flour
350 gr spelt wholemeal flour
1 tsp. herb salt
 2 dl water
You start by making the sponge. In a large bowl, mix the fresh yeast with the lukewarm water until it dissolves, then add malt and whisk. Lastly add the flour and sprinkle it over the sponge mixture. Let stand for about 15 minutes, or until the mixture shows bubbles. 
Now add the flour and the salt and start incorporating it with the sponge. Slowly add the water until the flour is just incorporated, make sure it is not too wet. Take the dough out and knead on a floured surface, for about 5 minutes. Put it back in the bowl, cover and let it rise until about double the size, but it doesn't matter if you don't have that much time. In the meantime prepare your filling.

1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 zucchini, cubed
1 clove of garlic, finely cut
1/2 eggplant, cubed
5 leaves of savoy cabbage, finely cut
1 tomato, cubed
1 vegan sausage, cubed
lemon juice
worcester sauce
salt,  pepper

350 gr silken tofu, soft
lemon juice
1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast,
salt, pepper

 Heat olive oil in a pan, add zucchini, garlic, eggplant, savoy cabbage, tomato and vegan sausage. Sauté for about 5-10 minutes, stir often. Add some lemon juice and worcester sauce, so the mixture won't scorch! Let cook for about 10 minutes, until the veggies are soft. Add any spices you like! While the mixture cooks, whisk silken tofu in a bowl until smooth, add nutritional yeast and spices. Here as well, add the spices you like. In the end, combine the silken tofu with the veggies. 
Alternatively, you can use any filling you like! Be creative....! I even added some caramelised onions (I am obsessed!!) on top of the filling! This was so delicious, as it balanced out the spicy filling quite nice!

Preheat your oven to 180°C (350F). Take your dough and split in 4 equal parts. On a floured surface, roll each piece into a circle. Spread your filling on one half, and make sure to leave an edge of 1 cm. Now take the empty side of dough and close your calzone. Repeat, for the other ones and bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown. 

Sorry, no picture of the filling, I was too busy eating!! :D



  1. This looks really good. I've never made a vegan calzone. I'm inpired.

  2. The calzone looks great! I hear you about making sweet things. I make them eat one piece and give the rest away. I enjoy baking and it is hard to stop!

  3. Oh man, i want to see the filling!!!! johannes