Friday, February 26, 2010

vegan trouser leg

vegan calzone recipe from the blooming platter. i made a few alterations:

dough: i used 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup soy flour and 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour, and i added about a tablespoon of brown sugar and some italian seasoning. the crust turned out awesome.

cheese: added parsley, tahini, and left out the nutmeg. this did not make good cheese, not at all. the lemon zest was particularly off-putting. if i did it again i would probably want to use a “real” “fake” “cheese” like follow your heart mozzarella, which i haven’t bought in years because it’s too good.

filling: left out the spinach and zucchini and added sliced green olives. i also added balsamic vinegar to the onion/pepper/mushroom/garlic mixture while cooking, and left that separate from the tomato paste, which i just smeared straight onto the dough. i poured some boca meatless crumbles in as filling also.

shaping and baking: the pizza stone worked great, but it didn’t take nearly as long for mine to cook...the recipe said a total of 20 minutes, but mine were done in just a little over 10. i almost burned them.

overall, this recipe made very pretty calzones, but i’d make a lot more alterations if i did it again. i found it kind of lacking in flavor, which is so weird because i put in a ton of seasonings.


JJ Beazley said...

Dear Ms Ryan

I looked you because:

1) I have ben fascinated by the name Emily for an awfully long time.

2) You have an Irish surname.

I am merely vegetarian, which I know places me even below meat- eaters, but there it is. Can't do it all in one life. Your cookery looks amazing.

JJ Beazley said...


I really should check my grammar and spelling more carefully before I press 'comment.' Oh, well.

Emily said...

wow thank you! vegetarians are by no means looked down upon by vegans...or at least by this vegan...i don’t condemn anyone for what they eat but i have a lot of respect for people who put consideration into their food choices. certainly being vegetarian qualifies.

JJ Beazley said...

Oh dear, I'm so lazy. My cooking is all off the cuff. Couldn't you just move to England, open a vegan restaurant somewhere not too far away, and give me a discount for being eccentric? I'll was dishes for you, if you like.

Emily said...

haha i like the idea of eccentricity discounts. maybe you need to schedule a trip to river cottage: