Veggie Calzone

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For the second day of the Global Cuisine theme, I have another bread from Italy – the calzone. It is a veggie calzone and the perfect way to sneak in all veggies that your family would not eat. Calzones are pizzas with the toppings used as stuffings.

Why I like this bread?

A healthier version of the pizza, it has a better veggie to dough ratio as compared to the pizza. The calzone can be made with any filling of your choice – veggies, egg, paneer, cheese, nutella, chocolate, dry fruits, etc. It makes for a filling evening snack or a tasty addition to the school snack box.

So I just used my pizza base recipe for this calzone and had a filling of mushrooms, babycorn spring onions with some pizza sauce and mixed herbs.

Check out these other Italian breads – Insalata Caprese Loaf, Ciabatta, and┬áFocaccia

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WHAT WE NEED

For the dough

250 gms All purpose flour

3 gms Instant yeast

3/4 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Sugar

2 tbsp Olive oil

For the filling

6-7 Button mushrooms

5-6 Baby corn

3 tbsp Spring onion greens, chopped

3 tbsp Pizza sauce

1 tbsp Mayonnaise (optional)

2 tsp Mixed herbs

Salt

 

WHAT TO DO

  • Mix all the ingredients for the dough – flour, yeast, sugar salt and olive oil.
  • Knead together in a bowl till the dough is smooth, around 6-8 minutes
  • Cover and set aside till the dough doubles, around 1 hour
  • Chop the mushrooms and baby corns finely
  • Mix the mushrooms, baby corns, spring onion, pizza sauce, mayonnaise and salt in a bowl
  • Preheat the oven at 180C
  • Divide the dough into 6 parts
  • Roll out each dough into an oval shape with a 6-7″ diameter
  • Place some filling on one half of the dough leaving an inch at the edges
  • Cover the filling with the other half of the dough and seal the edges
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes till the top starts to get golden brown
  • Serve warm
  • Enjoy!

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Pavani says:

    Calzones look so cheesy and delicious. My kids love calzones and your posts reminds me that it’s been a while I made these.

  2. harini says:

    They look so delicious and mushroom lovers will love to bite into the warm calzones.

  3. Calzones looks so nice and delicious. My kids would love them.

  4. Priya Suresh says:

    Am an ardent fan of calzone, and those veggie calzones makes me hungry. Wish i get one rite now from my lappy screen. My favourite anytime.

  5. Calzones have turned out perfect Sowmya. Filled with veggies, this one is an amazing treat to have in the evening.

  6. Annapurnaz says:

    These veggie calzone have come out so well Sowmya. The looks of these is making me feel hungry

  7. Srivalli Jetti says:

    Oh sowmya, I want this right away!…looks so sinful and inviting yaar…next time onwards when I give please don’t pick on your own and only bake, if you do, punishment will be to parcel all those to me ok!

  8. Sharmila says:

    Calzone is so tempting and the stuffing is a real yum!

  9. usha says:

    Calzone was what I use to order whenever I went to mall when I fist came to US. It has come out so good.

  10. code2cook says:

    I finished my dinner and believe me looking at them my mouth was watering. such a crazy looking yummy calzone. pass me some please.

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