Pizza is the children's absolute favorite food. Recently I needed to bring a finger food to a party and was looking for something pizza-ish, but not regular pizza. I found the idea of making homemade pizza rolls, similar to cinnamon rolls but filling it with sauce, cheese, and whatever toppings you choose. The children loved them and they were very easy to make. Since then I have made them a few more times and they always quickly disappear. So quickly, in fact, that I have not managed to remember to snap a picture of them. Maybe next time!
Pizza Dough Recipe
1 cup warm water
2 1/2 tsp of yeast (or one packet)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 TBSP oil
3 cups of flour
1 Can or Jar of Sauce
2 1/2 cups of shredded mozzerella cheese
Toppings of your choice: mini pepperoni, ham, olives, any other toppings you like
Combine warm water, yeast, and sugar in your mixing bowl. Add in your oil, salt, and flour. I use my Kitchenaid mixer because it mixes dough so well. Add in your flour and mix until all the flour is mixed in and the dough hook picks it up.
Roll out your dough into a large rectangle. Top with sauce, enough to coat the dough. Sprinkle with cheese, add toppings, and another layer of cheese, Most of my children just like cheese on their pizza so we did not add any toppings. Starting on a long side of the rectangle, roll up your dough tightly just like you would cinnamon rolls, forming a long tube. Slice your rolls about 1/2 in a piece. You should get around 15 rolls. Place them on a greased cookie sheet or a stone.
Bake at 400 degrees of 12-14 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with 1/2 cup of cheese. Place back into the oven for 1-2 minutes to melt the cheese.