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Calzones

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Category: Main Dish, Vegetarian

 Ingredients List

  • -------------------------------DOUGH MIXTURE-------------------------------
  • 1 c Warm water
  • 2 ts Yeast
  • 2 tb Oil
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 2 tb Sucanat
  • 1 1/4 c Whole wheat flour or 1 c.
  • -spelt flour
  • 1 1/4 c Unbleached flour

 Directions

FILLING MIXTURE
1/2 tb Oil
1/2 c Chopped onion (1 sm. onion)
2 c Chopped mushrooms (about
-1/2 pound)
1/2 c Chopped celery
1/2 c Chopped tomatoes
1/2 c Sliced black olives
1 ts Basil
1 ts Oregano
2 tb Tomato paste
2 c Crumbled firm tofu (1 12-oz.
-package, drained)
2 tb Nutritional yeast
1 tb Arrowroot
3 tb Salsa (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

Dissolve yeast in warm water (about 105 degrees or just warm to touch). Let
sit for about 5 minutes or untilyeast starts coming to the top of the
water. Add the oil, salt and Sucanat and mix well. Add the whole whet flour
and mix with wooden spoon, scraping the sides of the bowl often. Stir for
about 150 strokes (the gluten strands will be forming). Add the rest of the
flour except fo the last 1/4 cup. Stir vigorously. If the dough seems stiff
enough to handle, don't add the rest of the flour; if not, stir in the rest
of the flour. Turn dough out onto a floured board and knead for about 5
minutes. Try not to add extra flour as the more flour you add the drier the
final product will be. Oil or wet your hands so dough doesn't stick to your
hands while kneading. Place dough into a clean bowl, cover with a piece of
plastic wrap (so dough won't stick to it, should it rise and it it) and set
in a warm place to rise for about an hour.

Meanwhile, prepare the filling; heat a heavy skillet over a medium heat.
Add the onions, stir and reduce heat.Cover with a lid directly over the
onions, to let the onions "sweat." When onions are transparent, add
mushrooms, celery, tomatoes, olives, basil, oregano, and tomato paste. Mix
well and continue to cook for aout 5 minutes. Add the crumbled tofu,
nutritional yeast, arrowroot, salsa (if desired) and salt to taste. Stir
and simmer for about 15 minutes. If the dough mixture isn't quite ready
yet, let mixture cool for a bit.

When dough is doubled in bulk (or nearly doubleddon't let it rise too
long), punch it down and turn it out onto a floured counter again. Divide
it into 6 equal, or nearly-equal portions. Roll each portion into a circle
(or pat it into a circle) about 1/4 inch thick. For each portion, use 1/6
of the filling, palcing the filling over 1/2 of the circle. Try to leave a
1/2-inch rim around the outside. Fould dough over, stretching, if
necessary. Press down around the outside with a fork, dipped in water so it
doesn't stick.

Place on an oiled baking sheet and lightly brush with oil over the tops.
Make a few incisions with a knife on each calzone.Bake in a preheated
450-degree oven for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. It is okay to
bake in two batches if you have a small oven.

Serves 6 or 3 calzone-crazed people.



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