Jun 21, 2011

My Version of Pizza Rolls


I discovered a very tasty recipe for Italian flat bread. This bread could be used as a pizza crust and that is what I used it for, well, in a way. The bread is soft and crispy and it reminded me of the Pizza Rollers from Pizza Hut. 

Ingredients:

3 cups of all purpose flour
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp fennel seeds, optional
1/4 cup of vegetable or olive oil
2 tsp yeast
1 to 1 1\2 cups of very warm water, add 1 cup of water and then add more water if needed
1 cup of mozzarella cheese, shredded
1-2 Packages of Pepperoni
Parmesan cheese to sprinkle on top

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and knead for about 5-10 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic.  Add a little oil to the palm of your hand and smooth over the dough. Next, place the dough into a greased bowl and cover, put in a warm place for 1 to 1 1\2 hours or until double.  Heat oven to 425 degrees.  Grease 2 cookie sheets.  Punch down the dough and divide into 6-8 balls.  Shape each ball into a triangle, rectangle, or square, whichever shape you like.  The dough should be about 1\4 inch thick. Cover the top of pieces with pepperoni and then sprinkle the cheese on top.  Roll the pieces starting at the largest end.  I would suggest making these as a triangle because they are more crispy than the rectangles or squares, but any size is good because I have tested them all. Brush each one with vegetable oil and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve with a salad.  Enjoy!