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Pizza Pretzel Rolls

Great little Pizza Pretzel Rolls/Bites that are perfect for any party.
Prep Time2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time3 hrs
Servings: 36 to 48 pieces

Ingredients

  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 2 ½ tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 3 cups flour
  • ¾ cup pepperoni chopped or grated
  • ¾ cup mozzarella cheese
  • 8 tablespoon pizza sauce
  • 6 cups of water
  • 3 tablespoons baking soda
  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons coarse salt

Instructions

  • Combine your yeast, 1 tablespoon of your brown sugar and your warm water in a bowl. Give a quick stir then let it does it thing. It will foam up so you know you're good to go.
  • In another bowl combine the rest of your brown sugar and your warm milk. Stir well until the sugar dissolves, then set aside.
  • In a stand mixer combine the yeast, flour, and milk mixture and use the dough hook attachment to mix. Turn it on low and let it do it's thing until the dough comes together in a ball, it should be soft and workable. Do not over mix.
  • Spread a little flour on your work surface and remove the dough from the mixer, knead it a few times on the surface till it's soft and then form it into a ball.
  • Spray a large bowl with non stick spray, place the dough inside, cover and set in a warm place for a couple of hours. During this time the dough should double in size.
  • Remove and on a floured surface divide the dough into 4 equal size pieces.
  • Start with the first piece and roll it out into a rectangle.
  • Place ¼ of the meat and cheese along the long side using the bottom ⅓ of the dough.
  • Spoon 2 tablespoons of pizza sauce over each piece.
  • Now roll it over onto itself as tightly as you can.
  • Cut into squares, about 8 to 12 from each piece as you repeat the pattern for each piece of dough.
  • Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Allow to rise again for about 30 minutes minimum.
  • At this point I suggest popping them in your freezer. I placed mine in a container, popped on a lid and slid them into the freezer for about 2 hours.
  • About 20 minutes before removing from freezer place a large pot on the stove with 6 cups of water and the baking soda inside. Bring to a boil and then a gentle simmer.
  • Preheat your oven to 400 F.
  • Remove pizza from oven and drop one piece at a time into the water. Cook on each side for 10 to 20 seconds. Scoop out and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Continue until you've cooked them all.
  • Pop the pizzas in the oven for about 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Brush with butter and sprinkle with the salt if desired.
  • Serve with a big old "I should have made these sooner" smile.

Notes

Source: Pennies on a Platter
My suggestion is to follow her recipe to the letter. Hers look a gazillion times better than mine!
You can toss in anything you like. This is a cool recipe to play around with and customize it to what your family loves.