Wednesday, December 4, 2013

This is a post I came across and it works well with my garlic bread dough recipe. I even convinced my picky eater boyfriend to eat it, and he loved it.
Pizza Stuffed Pretzel Rolls
1 batch Pizza dough
1/2 cup marinara sauce
2 oz peperoni, chopped
1/2 cup cheese (mozzarella, cheddar, whatever you want)
1/4 cup baking soda
2 tbs sugar
3 tbs melted butter
course salt

Preheat oven to 350.
Start by placing the hunk of dough on a lightly floured surface.

Shape the dough into a long log. Cut into two equal halves, then cut each half in half (giving you four equal logs)
Then cut each log in half the other way
Now you have 8 pieces! Cut each piece in half and you are finally done with the cutting and you have 16 dough pieces ready to be filled.
Roll each dough piece on a lightly floured surface with a rolling pin. Top with about 1 to 2 tbs sauce, 2 tbs cheese and 1 tbs pepperoni.
Wet the edges of the dough (the best way to do this is to place a small bowl of water near you and wet your fingertips) and pinch the edges tightly together.
Place on a baking sheet, covered with a Silpat.
Fill a large pot with water, making sure you have enough room for it to bubble up, but deep enough for the rolls to fit in. Add the 2 tbs sugar and allow to boil, add the baking soda (there will be lots of bubbling), add the buns (about 4 at a time) and allow to boil for about 30 seconds, remove with a large slotted spoon and return to baking sheet.
Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse salt.
Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes or until a dark golden brown.
*Note: if you want to freeze these, allow to cool, place in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 weeks. To re-heat, bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until cooked though.

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