Monday, 22 October 2018

Rach Eats Lunch: Five Minute Calzones

Five minute calzone recipe

Well, I woke up this morning after being poorly yesterday, and I thought... "You know what, I am so tired, I could just stay here all day." It's funny how that happens to you. My energy was zapped out of me, and yet I still had to get myself up and out of the bed. Which is completely unfair. Yet at the same time, I still feel rubbish but I also feel a lot better, if you see what I mean? (You do know what I mean, right?) It's funny how that happens, too. I decided I didn't want to make today's original plan, not only because I didn't feel up to it, but also because we'd ran out of one of the ingredients... which I'm going to buy later on. Might do it tomorrow, might leave it till next week... who knows?

Hilariously I was clean out of ideas of what to make today, but the idea just came to me in an instant - like a lightning bolt flying out of the sky and smacking me straight on the head. Which would have been preferable to the physical pain I experienced yesterday, for twelve whole hours, but never mind. I am making a calzone in five minutes (well, preparing) - it's going to use a flatbread base, which is always easy to put together, and it's going to have a load of tasty fillings inside too. It might work, it might not, but I'm doing it anyway.


(For days when you've not got time to make my OG recipe)

Makes 1

You'll need:
110g self raising flour
70g plain soya yoghurt
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon tomato puree
30g grated cheddar cheese
1/4 piece ham, torn
3 cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 teaspoon soya milk

1. I told you it'd be five minutes! (Well, sort of) Start off by preheating the oven to 180℃, and lining a baking tray. Measure out the flour, salt and yoghurt into the bowl.

2. Next up, mix the ingredients together until it forms a sort of dry but pliable dough. Grab a sillicon baking mat and a small piece of baking paper.

3. Gently roll out the dough into a large round of about 1cm thickness. This is the fun bit now! Squeeze your tomato puree on one half of the dough, leaving a 1cm gap around the edge, and spread out with a knife. Sprinkle on cheese, then the ham and chery tomatoes.

4. Lift up the other edge of dough and fold it straight over the top of the pizza. Press down the edges with a fork, and lift it onto the baking tray. Glaze with a tiny bit of soya milk!

5. Finally - stick it in the oven for about 12-15 minutes until it's hot, hollow when you tap it, and the filling has melted inside. Take it out and pop it straight on a plate with some chips!

Ooh, I enjoyed that. (As always) Flatbread dough is a brilliant dupe when you haven't got time for the real thing - and it only needs three ingredients, too! Lifesaver. Let me know what you think!