Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pizza Balls

I made my own version of these the other night for my boys, thanks to the original recipe from Pinterest !

I made a few tweaks though, and they came out very yummy!

I made my mother in law's pizza dough recipe first:
1 1/2 cup warm water
a little bit less than 1 packet of yeast
2 tablespoons of warmed (not melted) or room temp cream cheese
1/2 tsp honey
2 tsp olive oil
2 tsp salt
1.5 tsp oregano
3-4 cups of flour (not sure exactly, just until it looks dough-y?)
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add honey, salt, oregano and olive oil.
Add flour.
Knead by hand for about 7 minutes, let sit covered with a towel until it rises.

Here's a before and after of the dough:

Then, I just used the original recipe as a guide, and took about 1 inch size dough balls, rolled them out one by one, put some mozzarella cheese in the middle, and folded them up like burritos and pinched the sides closed. When they were all rolled up, I crimped the edges to make them look hot-pocket like.
Then, I popped them in the oven (400F) for about 12 minutes. When they were done, I brushed them with the olive oil topping.
A few tblspoons of olive oil
Parm cheese
Salt and oregano

Then, I let the boys dip them in some warmed up pizza sauce! They were a hit!


Cindy said...

Yummy! You will have to make them next time you come down.

Nicole said...

I wiiillll!!!