Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pizza Rolls

When you have three kids in school lunches can become somewhat of a challenge. Two of them love ham sandwiches, one takes a mouse size bite out of them. They can't have PB&J, so the one sometimes has just a jam sandwich, which the other two hate. See where I'm going with this?! By the end of the school year I'm ready for a break!

So in my search for options, I stumbled upon this idea and the kids loved the idea. So last night I let the dough rise while we ate dinner and quickly finished them afterwards. They were super easy to make, the cutting/shredding was the most work. My kids like their pizza fairly plain so I didn't add more than the cheese and ham but the sky's the limit!

The dough recipe is actually one that claims to be Pizza Hut's recipe and I thought it came pretty close. I used the same recipe for bread sticks and they were good, I over baked them or I'd post a picture. Another day. I used my kitchen aid to make the dough which made it even easier, I hate getting my hands covered in dough.

Pizza Rolls

1 1/3 cups warm water
1 tbsp traditional yeast
Let this ferment for 5 minutes, then add;

1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp oil
4 cups flour

Stir the everything (but the flour) together until smooth. Add the flour one cup at a time. After about 2 or 3 cups of flour you will knead to switch to the dough hook attachment and let it knead for 5 minutes. Let the dough rise covered for about 1 1/2 hours. Divide into two balls and roll both  dough balls into a rectangular piece.

Now prepare it like you would for your favourite pizza, but instead of baking it like a traditional pizza, roll it up jelly roll style. Then cut into 3/4" slices, I used fishing line because it gives me a nice clean cut without squishing all the fillings out. I let this rise for 20-30 minutes and then baked them in the oven at 350F until golden.

And that's all there is to it, hope you (and your kids) enjoy them!


  1. About how many do you get from this recipe?

  2. It really depends on how thick you cut the dough, but I got about 24 pieces. Hope that helps!