Jul 16, 2012

Vegan Calzones with beans and Hominy

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There was some vegan cheese for a dollar, it was a deal so it was the perfect opportunity to see what vegan cheese is like. There’s just something fun about getting a good deal.  

 

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I was surprised to find that it does indeed melt. I’ll admit it, I like cheese so the thought of using anything that’s not cheese instead of cheese just isn’t quite right.

 

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When the bread dough is real happy looking kinda like this. This is whole wheat bread dough so this is how it looks when it’s risen and happy.

 

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pull off pieces

 

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about the size of large golf balls. Doesn’t really matter, it just depends on how big you want you calzones to be.

 

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Put a damp towel over them and let them rest. Maybe 10 minutes.

 

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Roll out to about the thickness of a wool blanket.

 

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On one half layer on pieces of roaster bell pepper,

 

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Vegan mozzarella style cheese, (don’t ask me what “mozzarella style” is!)

 

 

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cooked kale,

 

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navy beans, hominy,

 

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and salt and pepper to taste.

 

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Fold in half or stretch gently to make it reach if you over filled it like I always find myself doing. seal edges shut by pressing tightly with a fork.

 

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While the oven is warming let rise on a baking sheet.

 

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when you’re just about to put them in the oven get some of this stuff

 

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and spray it on the tops. Bake for about 20- 25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.

 

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Shore does melt! Look at that. Though it’s a little drippy.

 

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Serve warm or make ahead.

 

Vegan Bean and hominy Calzones

  • about 1/2 lb.  bread dough
  • 1/2 cup navy beans drained
  • 1/2 cup hominy drained
  • 1 cup vegan mozzarella style cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped cooked kale
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil cooking spray

Tear dough into golf ball sized balls and place on a floured surface. Cover with a damp towel while they rise for about 10 minutes.

Roll out to circles to about the thickness of a thick wool blanket.

Place a layer of roasted red peppers, cheese, beans, hominy, kale and olives.

Fold dough over the filling and seal using a fork to press the edges. Let rise on baking sheet while oven is heating. Spray with olive oil cooking spray just before you place in the oven.

Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

If you don’t eat them all when they’re warm  you can store them individually in small re-sealable plastic bags.

 


2 comments:

The experimental cook said...

I was just curious how you managed to take pictures and pull off the dough with both hands :)
This looks so good, I'm making it this  weekend. With real cheese though.

PancakeNinja said...

 Haha, I did get a little dough on my camera. after making both kinds of calzones I'm with you, real cheese is the way to go if you don't have any dietary restrictions.

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