Super Easy DIY Pockets

Super Easy DIY Pockets

Now that I have a dough that I can actually work with, I’ve been making my very own hot pockets. It’s so easy and simple. It’s basically the same dough from VegWeb that I had used for Seitan in a Blanket with just an extra bit of seasonings.

This is totally the dough for me – I don’t have to deal with yeast or anything scary like that. Doesn’t matter if the pockets don’t come out perfect and are sadly misshapen like mine. Let’s just say they’re “rustic”.

The filling can be pretty much whatever you want. I used leftovers, making it super quick as well as getting rid of stuff in the fridge. I made one with pizza sauce, Daiya Mozzarella and sliced seitan dogs. I still had a bit of Cantonese Style Curry hanging around so I used that in the other pocket.

Super Easy DIY Pockets

The topping is King Arthur Flour Everything Bread & Bagel Topping – a blend of poppy and sesame seeds, dried onion, garlic and salt. It’s a little bit on the salty side with the topping. So I tried the dough with and without the salt and it works either way if you’re looking to cut down on the sodium.

Super Easy DIY Pockets
Makes 2 pockets

Crust
1/2 cup flour
1 tablespoon cornmeal
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water
Large pinch of bread topping

Filling
Can be anything from

  • pizza sauce, seitan sausage and vegan cheese
  • curry veggies
  • sautéed spinach and mushrooms and vegan cheese

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Combine all of the crust ingredients, except the water and bread topping, in a bowl and mix until it looks like coarse meal. Add a little bit of water at a time, mixing until the dough comes together in a ball (I added less than a 1/4 cup of water).

Sprinkle a bit of cornmeal on the work surface and rolling pin so the dough doesn’t stick. Divide the dough in half and roll it out into a thin circle. The thinness should be based on what you’re planning to fill it with. For the pizza filling, it can be fairly thin; for something like the curry where it’s a bit more chunky, it should be thicker otherwise you start to get holes poking through.

Place the filling on one side, leaving about an 1/2 inch edge, do not over stuff. Carefully bring the other side over the top and press along the edges to seal. Repeat with the other dough half.

Place the pockets on a well-oiled baking sheet and brush the tops with olive oil. Sprinkle with the bread topping. Bake for about 20 minutes until the top and edges are lightly browned and warmed through.

Comments

  1. says

    Gotta love a portable meal, wrapped up in bread! And such a creative use of leftovers, great approach to never getting bored of the same old, same old.

  2. says

    ah ha ha! i think pretty much everything we make has that “rustic” look to it! tee hee! dan is going to flip over there – i am just imagining all the awesome i can stuff them with! the possibilities are truly endless!

  3. chow says

    Thanks everyone for your comments! I haven’t actually tried freezing the pockets yet since I only make two at a time. Next time I’ll make a double batch and see how well they freeze.

  4. says

    Nothing like the originals, I’m sure. These look great — I’m a big fan of rustic, hot and savory pies. I wish I’d read this before I used up our leftover curried chickpeas and squash.

  5. says

    these are awesome! i made them last night with a nice mix of peppers, onions, potatoes and vegan cheesy sauce… DELICIOUS and even more yummy the next morning, thanks for sharing..i cant wait to stuff more with whatever i can find :D

  6. chow says

    Katelyn – A hummus and roasted veggie filling sounds awesome! I’ll have to try it next time I make the pockets. Thanks! :-)

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  1. […] Super Easy DIY Pockets (from Chow Vegan) Janetha provide inspiration for this one as well!  During the week, she posted a healthy version of hotpockets.  I liked the idea a lot and it seemed easy enough, so I decided to add it to my list of “things to make”.  Then, as luck would have it, I came across these super easy DIY pockets.  I like the idea of making a quick dough from scratch and then stuffing it with my own mix of goodies. […]

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