Vegan Hot Pockets with Recipe and Pictures

by vegandiva on August 6, 2006

I know I’ve blogged about Hot Pockets before but this time I have more pictures and the recipe :-D I also use the dough for making pizza.

I buy my yeast in a 2-pound bag from King Arthur Flour because I use so much of it over the course of a year. I use the Lightlife Smart Deli Soy Pepperoni for the filling, along with Muir Glen Pizza Sauce (canned), and Tofutti Mozzarella Soy Cheeze. Another good brand of soy cheeze is Vegan Gourmet but they often sell out of it at Whole Foods.

Vegan Hot Pockets (Pizza Dough Recipe)

1 tablespoon yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup warm water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
2-3/4 to 3-1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
Plus fillings of your choice – I use pizza sauce, soy pepperoni, and soy cheeze

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar. Let it sit for a few minutes until foamy.

Next, stir in oil, sea salt, and flour. Knead the dough for 5 minutes.

Let the dough rest for 15 minutes.

Divide dough into 6 equal pieces. Roll and pat each piece into a circle about 6-inches across.

Top half of each circle with filling of choice, keeping back from edges so the dough will seal well. Fold the other half of the circle over the filling and pinch the sides together. Seal with a fork. Poke a couple of steam vents with a fork.

Bake for 15 minutes in an oven preheated to 375F.

Pictures:

Pizza dough before kneading. I usually need on either a Roul’Pat (silicone mat) or a large cutting board (pictured):

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Pizza dough after kneading for five minutes:

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Pizza dough after rising for 15 minutes:

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Cut into 6 somewhat equal pieces:

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Pizza dough rolled out, sauce, soy pepperoni, and Tofutti Cheeze added. I use one or two slices of cheeze. I’m not worried about making my hot pockets into a perfect 6″ circle. This is more oblong. I also put my filling over all of it leaving an edge around it instead of over half:

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Ready to go into the oven:

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After baking for 15 minutes:

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The picture above was Rob’s hot pocket. Here’s a picture of the inside of the one I had:

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{ 7 comments }

K August 6, 2006 at 12:09 pm

Oh yeah! I always wanted to see what ‘Hot Pockets’ were but obviously never have been able to. So cool to make yer own. I am drooling at the cheez headin’ out of the one half yours on the left in that last photo. You make it look so cheezy… and easy!!

urban vegan August 6, 2006 at 1:52 pm

Yum. It’s funny, almost every culture has its own version of this dish: calzones (italina), piergies (Polish), bierocks (German), pasties (English), etc…

The Vegan Club August 6, 2006 at 4:05 pm

Oh lala! Looks fantastique!!!

melody August 6, 2006 at 5:32 pm

My kids will love you forever… I will be making these and other versions of these for their lunches! It’s like a mini calzone. delish!!

Courtney August 7, 2006 at 11:18 am

Thanks much-ly! When I’ve missed hot pockets since I went back to the veggie life. Your recipe couldn’t have come at a better time, since I’m trying to find a way to make more “convenience foods” that my boyfriend will eat. (He’s not vegetarian…yet.) :)

vegandiva August 7, 2006 at 1:18 pm

You’re welcome Courtney :) I hope your boyfriend likes them. They’re pretty easy to make and they reheat like a champ. My husband, he’s a vegan, loves to take a hot pocket for lunch. I can make a batch up on the weekend, we’ll use up 2 for dinner, and then he’s got lunch for 4 days. He doesn’t mind eating them a few days in a row. I’ve gotten rave reviews on hot pockets too from omni’s, including my family and some of my husband’s co-workers at his previous job.

pinknest August 10, 2006 at 10:42 am

look at your cute hot pocket!!

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