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This blog is a culmination of two forever-bakers who have spent countless hours reading about, thinking about, and dreaming about baking delicious treats in our spare time. After taking a few cake decorating classes, our interest has soared to no end. While living and working in the same city has been a sweet treat in itself, a move across the state has spawned the desire to keep in touch by taking our love of baking and everything kitchen to the next level. So wipe your feet on the mat and stay awhile!


Friday, April 29, 2011

Pizza Rolls

Remember those glorious days of college when you could eat those pizza rolls and cheetos and not gain a single ounce????  I miss those days....  This is a grown up version of those frozen pizza rolls. The bread is soft and fluffy and the inside is full of cheese and pepperoni, delicious.  These would be great for a party as finger foods with a side of spaghetti sauce or as a late night snack with a movie, either way make sure you try these.

Pizza Rolls
from Annie's Eats

For the dough:

1/2 c. warm water (yeast is happy at no more than 110 degrees)
2 1/4 tsp. instant yeast
1 1/4 c. water
2 tbl. olive oil
4 c. bread flour
1 1/2 tsp. salt

Put the warm water into a medium sized bowl and sprinkle the yeast on top.  Let the yeast dissolve for about five minutes, it will form a frothy layer on the top of the water.  Add the rest of the water and oil.

In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment mix the flour and the salt together on low speed.  Add the liquid in a slow stream into the mixer bowl until the dough forms a shaggy ball.  Switch the attachment to the dough hook and continue to mix until the dough becomes smooth, about five minutes.  Put the dough into an oiled bowl and set in a warm place for about 2 hours to rise.  When the dough has doubled in size punch it down and divide into two pieces.  I froze half of it and then the other half I used for the pizza rolls.

For the pizza rolls:
4 oz. mozzarella cheese, cubed
Sliced Pepperoni
Olive Oil
Italian Seasoning
Grated Parmesan Cheese

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Grease a 9 inch pie plate.  Take the dough and break it into about 20 pieces.  For each piece put a piece of cheese and then two pieces of pepperoni.  Wrap the dough around the pepperoni and seal the seams at the bottom.  Place the roll seam side down in the pie pan and continue with the remaining pieces.  (We found that if you put the cheese in first and the pepperoni on the bottom near the seam then the cheese doesn't melt out).

Brush the tops of all the rolls with olive oil and sprinkle the Italian Seasoning and parmesan cheese over the top.  Bake them for 20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.


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