Tuesday, 23 February 2016

A New Take on Calzones

Master Shoestring had a cookery lesson yesterday and the task was to produce a meal for a friend taking into account any special dietary needs. Well Master Shoestring knows all about those so he paired up with a friend from India or eats vegan food. His friend requested nothing with an Indian flavour as he eats enough of that at home and so they decided on Italian. Master Shoestring was keen to make calzones, a set of pizza pasty but what to put in it since his friend doesn't eat cheese ?

Master Shoestring decided on a delicately spiced mixture of potatoes and chickpeas and tried out the recipe on the family on Saturday who pronounced it tasty ! To save time in the lesson Master Shoestring used tinned potatoes and a ready mixed dough but otherwise the recipe was as given below. I hope that his friend enjoyed it !

Vegan Calzones

Make 275g white bread dough as you usually would, whilst it is rising fry 250g potatoes and 1 tin of chickpeas together with a little coriander and cumin. Cut the dough into 4 and roll each piece out into a circle. Split the filling into 4 and place on each of the rolled out dough pieces. Fold over the pieces to make semi-circles as shown above. Crimp with fingers and brush with vegan milk to glaze. PLace on a greased baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes at 200C. Enjoy ! This makes a good lunchbox or picnic food too and you can add onions and tomatoes if you want.


  1. How awesome that your son made this tasty recipe for his friend and found a new recipe that everyone likes too! I love calzones, and don't make them very often, but they sounded pretty awesome, although I have to admit, mine would need cheese :)