Vegetable Calzone

They always say that calzones are also considered as pizza dishes but in a form of pockets. In an interesting recipe of a vegetable calzone from Cooks Joy, let your health be at ease! 

1.5 cups all purpose flour
1.5 cups whole wheat flour
1.25 tsp instant yeast (refer to notes below)
1/4 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp olive oil
Water to form the dough
Ingredients – For filling
1 tbsp olive oil (1 tsp + 2 tsp)
1 cup onion
2 cups mushrooms
1 cup eggplant
1 cup bell pepper
Salt and Pepper
Tomato sauce as needed
Cheese as needed

1.Take the flours, yeast, sugar and salt in a bowl. Mix.
2.Add oil. 
3. Mix well.
4. Add water. 
5. Form a dough that is not tight. It will be sticky.
6. Knead for 10 min until a smooth ball is formed. Let it rise in a warm place. 
7. Dough has doubled in volume. It took an hour.
8. Punch it down and allow to rise again. 
9. Meanwhile, prepare the filling. Heat a tsp of oil and add onions, bell peppers, salt and pepper.
10.Saute until the vegetables are almost done. 
11. Next add the mushrooms, salt and pepper.
12. Saute until the mushrooms are cooked. 
13. Next add 2 tsp of oil and add the eggplant, salt and pepper.
14.Cook until the eggplant is done.
15.Dough has risen again. It took 30 minutes.
16.Divide dough into balls. I made about 6 medium calzones with this dough.
17.Take each ball.
18.Roll into a circle about 6 – 8 inches in diameter.
19.Apply tomato sauce over one half.
20.Add the desired veggies.
21.Add cheese.
22.Bring the other side and close it.
23.Using water, seal the edges.
24.Make 3 slits on top and brush with olive oil. Bake in a preheated 450F oven for 20 – 25 minutes until the top is slightly browned.
25.Out of the oven. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
Posted by Diane Araga, on October 31, 2013 at 9:00 AM