Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Homemade Pizza Pockets and Cinnamon stix

Pizza is one of my favorite foods, but the pizza you get from the pizza stores is so greasy so I like to make my own.  I decided to try my own pizza pockets today too.  I made some a few months back and they weren't that great, but then I found this awesome recipe for pizza dough.  I love it!!

Honey Pizza Dough

2 1/4 tsp yeast
1 cup water (105-115 degrees)
3 c. flour
4 tbsp honey
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp oil

Combine water and yeast and set aside till starts to be frothy.  Mix flour, salt, oil, honey and yeast mixture.  Knead until forms a ball.  Put in greased bowl and let rise until doubled, about an hour.

Meanwhile, got pizza ingredients together.
Your choice of spaghetti or pizza sauce, about 10 oz. shredded cheese, and whatever pizza toppings you prefer.
Once dough has risen roll dough out to about 1/8 in thickness.  This is easiest done if dough divided into 4 sections.  Cut dough into an even amount of circles. I use my Pampered Chef Cut-n-Seal, but you can use a small bowl or whatever size you would like.  Place half the circles on a greased baking sheet.  Put about 1 tbsp sauce in each and then put a small bit of toppings and cheese.  Cover with other half of circles and seal around the edges.

Bake at 400 degrees for about 13-15 minutes or until tops are slightly browned, depending on size of circles.

I made about 18, slightly smaller than a cd.  You can keep combining and rolling out the dough until you get the amount you want.  Try different fillings like bbq chicken, alfredo instead of spaghetti, or whatever else you feel like.

This dough is great for regular pizza too.  Just divide in 4, roll each out to about 8 or 9 inch circle.  Place sauce and toppings and bake for about 13-15 minutes at 350 degrees.  If you don't want to use all the dough, it freezes great.  For best results, roll out flat and freeze.

Cinnamon Stix

With remaining pizza dough, or with a new batch, roll out to about an 8 inch circle, spread with butter.  Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar and bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. I love pizza !!
    This post is great! thanks a lot for sharing, it's very usefull for me, because I'm planning to move to short term apartments (I'll be in many cities I'd like to get to know)...and I love this food, but I've never cooked... I'm always the one who eats what other cooks

    So I think now it's my time to be in the kitchen.... wish me good luck!
    thanks again