Saturday, April 27, 2013

Pizza Pull-Aparts

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It feels like forever since I've posted a recipe on my blog. Life is getting so hectic, with my new Direct Sales gig, volunteering at school and just everyday life. Needless to say I haven't really been cooking new and exciting meals lately. More like simple things like burgers, hot dogs, pancakes. Yup, Our dinners have been less than exciting lately! So last night, I decided to try something that I've seen floating around Pinterest for a while. Using my pizza dough, I went to work.

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The kids absolutely loved these!! All through dinner, Mr.B kept commenting on how yummy and fun these were. When I told them what I was making, they didn't quite get the concept and I could see that Queenie was doubting that dinner would be edible at all, LOL. They were very happy and everyone left the table stuffed. Paired with a nice tossed salad, this makes a fun dinner for the kids!

Take golf ball sized pieces of your pizza dough and roll into a 3 inch circle. Place 1 slice of pepperoni and 1 cube of mozzarella in the center.

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Bring edges of dough up over the filling and pinch to seal.


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Place seam side down in a greased baking dish. (complete recipe to follow)

Pizza Pull-Aparts
printable version

2 to 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp RapidRise Yeast
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4-1 cup very warm water (120 to 130F)
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
15-20 pepperoni slices
15-20 cubes mozzarella cheese
3 Tbs butter, melted
1 large clove of garlic
1/2 tsp basil
fresh grated Parmesan cheese
favourite Pizza sauce

In you mixer bowl, combine the flour, salt and yeast. Mix the oil with the water and pour half the water into the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms; adding more water, as needed. Once dough is moist and pulls away from sides, place bowl in mixer. Using the dough hook, knead the dough at medium speed, for 5 minutes. Stop mixer, remove from hook and cover with a warm damp cloth. Let rest 10 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly oil a 9x13 inch baking dish with olive oil. Taking gold ball sized pieces of dough, roll it out to a 3 inch circle. Top with a slice of pepperoni and a cube of cheese. Take the dough and bring it up, over the filling, to the center. Pinch seams and place in baking dish.

In a small bowl, melt the butter with the garlic. Stir in basil and brush butter over tops of dough. Sprinkle everything with Parmesan and bake for 15-20 minutes; until tops are golden and dough in center is cooked through. Serve with your favourite pizza sauce, that has been warmed.

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Manila Spoon said...

This is so yummy, Cindy! Am not surprised your kids love it!

Soozle said...

Mmmm! Love the idea!

Thanks for sharing

Nettie Moore said...

You are a busy girl! Wonderful recipe, so yummy! Nettie

Marlys @ Thisand That said...

These look awesome. I am going to give them a try. thanks for sharing.

Miz Helen said...

What a great idea, can't wait to try these little treats! Your recipe is fabulous and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you had a great weekend and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Marsha Baker said...

Such a wonderful and simple dish. I love everything about it. Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck.

Lori WhoNeedsaCape said...

My kids might actually eat these LOL, looks great!

Not Your Average Super Moms!

Ruthie Knudsen said...

I am a carbo-queen! I'm in love... Thanks so much for coming to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell last week... I hope you'll come back to party with me again tomorrow! http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com Have a great night! xoxo~ Ruthie

Kathrin @ ginger, lemon & spice said...

Ooh this is easy enough to make for me and a great snack! thanks! I will definitly try those little pizza bread balls.