Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Whole-Wheat Pizza Pockets

Found this on the 100 Day of Real Food blog. It was a huge hit with Andrew (Colin likes his pizza in slice form. He wasn't so sure of this pocket version) and I will be making it again!

1 cup water
2 tsp dry active yeast
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp olive oil
3 cups whole-wheat flour
Filling: mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, sausage, onion, green pepper

Preheat oven to 425.

In a glass measuring cup heat 1 cup water until warm. Drop in 2 tsp yeast and let rest for a minutes

After the yeast foams up a bit add the salt and olive oil to the water mixture and gently stir if necessary.

In a food processor or mixer with a dough blade/hook add 3 cups flour. Pour in the water mixture and process until a dough ball forms.

Coat a large bowl with olive oil, add the pizza dough ball, and cover with plastic wrap while you prepare the other fillings. Let the dough rise on the counter for 20-30 minutes.

Divide the dough into 6 equal sized pieces. Shape each on into a ball and then flatten it out with a rolling pin. Don't roll it too thin.

Add the filling and fold up the edges of the dough with your fingers to seal as best you can. Flip it over so seam side is down on a greased baking sheet. Make a couple of holes with a fork in the top and top with raw sesame seeds if desired.

Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes and once done let cook for a few minutes.

Serve with warm pizza sauce for dipping and enjoy!

For the filling, I cooked up the sausage in a skilled wtih the diced peppers and onion.

Next time I make this, I am doubling the recipes and getting creative with my fillings. I want to freeze them so we have something quick and easy to take to work for lunch or even a breakfast pocket.

My ideas so far are: scrambled eggs with onions and red pepper, ham, pineapple, and cheese; broccolii and cheese, BBQ chicken with caramelized onions, cheese, and cilantro.

Have any ideas for me?

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