Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pizza pockets.

This weekend we decided we needed some pizza pockets! So i put the kids to work, mixing the ingredients, kneading the dough and rolling them out.

We filled the with just a few of our favorite toppings (what we had on hand) Pizza sauce, mushrooms, black olives, mozzarella and feta cheese.

We have these nifty pocket presses, that make the folding over and pressing really easy. Both the kids were able to make their pizzas by them selves. i just gave each one an extra press, just to make sure.

Yumm...they were a big hit with everyone! i posted the recipe we used below. It's super easy. i used half whole wheat/half white flour and usually throw in a bit of ground flax.

Hot Pockets

1 tablespoon yeast
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 cup warm water
2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 to 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar. Let it set for a few minutes until foamy (if you're using fast-rise yeast, you can just add the yeast with the flour and go on). Then stir in oil, salt, and flour. Knead 5 minutes. Let sit 5 minutes.

Divide dough into 6 pieces. Roll/pat each piece into a 6-8 inch circle. Top half of each circle with filling of choice, keeping back from edges so it will seal well. Fold the other 1/2 of circle over the filling and pinch sides together or seal with a fork.

Prick a couple steam vents in the tops, and bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees F.

That's it! Super easy!

1 comment:

Blisskitty said...

Yum! I've gotta try it! I was actually wanting a recipe like this!! Thanks Tree!