Pepperoni Rolls

5
Christine Cuneo

By
@frilled2b

These are a wonderful alternative to processed Hot Pockets Crunchy crust filled with gooey cheese and pepperoni. I made them last night and they were gone in like 60 seconds. I fill them with so much more than pepperoni. Try broccoli, ham, and cheese; baking time remains the same.

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These are great for a tailgate. Or, if you have have a group of teenagers hanging out. You may want to double the recipe because they won't last long. I can't wait to try the variations that Christine suggested. They all sound great! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
3 Hr
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • FILLING

  • 32 slice
    pepperoni
  • 8
    1"x1" cut in half cubes of mozzarella
  • 8 tsp
    pizza sauce, i use rinaldi super mushroom sauce
  • CRUSTY ITALIAN BREAD ROLLS

  • 1 c
    water, warm (105 to 115º )
  • 2 1/4 tsp
    yeast or 1 pkg.
  • 1 tsp
    white sugar
  • 2 3/4 c
    to 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • ·
    corn meal
  • 1
    slightly beaten egg white
  • ·
    coarse salt

How to Make Pepperoni Rolls

Step-by-Step

  1. In a small bowl add warm water sprinkle with yeast let set 2 minutes then gently stir until dissolved add sugar. Allow the yeast mixture to sit for another three to five minutes. The yeast should start to bubble or foam in the water.
  2. In large mixer bowl combine 1 cup of the flour and salt. Add yeast mixture. Beat at low speed of electric mixer for 1/2 minute, scraping bowl constantly. Beat 3 minutes at high speed. Stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can mix in with a spoon. Turn out onto lightly floured surface.
  3. Knead in enough of the remaining flour to make stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (8 to 10 minutes total). Shape into a ball. Place in lightly greased bowl, turning once to grease surface. Cover; let rise in warm place until double (1 to 1 1/2 hours depending on room temp.). Punch down; turn out onto lightly floured surface. Form a rectangle about a 3/8th inch thick.
  4. Cut the dough into eighths; flatten each to about a 5” X5” square, and put 4-6 slices of pepperoni, tsp of pizza sauce and a small amount of mozzarella cheese in each roll. Bring edges to the middle and crimp to seal. Be sure to get a good seal.
  5. Place a greased baking sheet in a larger baking sheet to prevent bottoms of rolls from burning.
  6. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal. With a damp paper towel wipe off as much of the spilled over cornmeal off the baking sheet because it will burn. Brush with egg whites mixture, and sprinkle with coarse salt.
  7. Snip a small hole in each to allow venting. Cover lightly with plastic wrap sprayed with cooking spray or floured. Let rise until nearly double (about 45 minutes depending on room temp.).
  8. Bake in 375 º oven for 25 to 30 minutes.

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About Pepperoni Rolls

Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Collection: The Great Tailgate!



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