Monday, 15 October 2012

Pizza Buns

We call these pizza buns because they are loaded with pizza sauce, meat and cheese but this is a very versatile recipe and you can adjust the ingredients to your own personal tastes. Sometimes I don't add meat sometimes I do. I have made these buns with leftover cubed ham and cheese with no pizza sauce and they were terrific. These buns are great for lunches, picnics and road trips as they travel well. I have also used this great basic dough for cinnamon buns. Roll the dough out bigger and make smaller sized buns if you wish. This dough is like a blank canvas and you are the artist, let your creative juices flow! Your family and friends will surely appreciate your creativity and you will never buy the store bought pizza buns again!!!

2 Cups water
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons salt
2 Tablespoons sugar
4 ½ Cup Flour
2 Tablespoon instant or bread machine yeast

Bread machine method;
In this order combine: 2 Cups water, 2 Tablespoons oil, 2 teaspoons salt, 2 Tablespoons sugar, 4 ½ Cups all purpose flour and 2 Tablespoons instant yeast.
Set machine on dough cycle

Regular mix method;
Combine water, oil, salt, sugar and stir well. Add flour and yeast and knead dough for 7-10 minutes until smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap until doubled in size.

Stand Mixer Method: Combine in same order as above in stand mixer bowl and using dough hook, knead dough for 7 minutes. Place in a greased bowl covered with plastic wrap until double in size.

Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to approximately 24 inches by 20 inches(24x20) rectangle.
Spread pizza sauce over entire surface/
Sprinkle grated cheddar cheese over top of sauce.
at this point you can start rolling the dough up or you can add a meat topping such as salami,ham, cooked bacon etc.
Roll dough up starting from the widest end.
With a serrated knife cut rolls into 16-20 pieces depending on how big you want them.
Think of this as an open canvas and you can create your own pizza bun.
Place cut rolls on parchment paper lined baking sheets.
Put in a warm place with a tea towel over top of the rolls until they have doubled in size.
Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven until golden.
I have omitted the pizza sauce and sprinkled dough with cubed leftover ham and grated cheddar cheese.
These are great for lunches as they travel well and the kids love them.

Print Recipe:Pizza Buns
Add water and oil.
Add salt and sugar.

Add flour and yeast on top.

This is the yeast.

Select dough cycle.
Select and prepare meat for pizza.

Grate cheese.
So nice, the machine did all the work!

Flour counter top and begin to roll out the dough. 

Roll to approximately 24x20 inch rectangle.

Add pizza sauce and slather all around.

Add meat if you like, your choice.

Top with cheese.

Time to roll.

Place on parchment lined baking sheets.

Looks yummy already. Cover buns with a tea towel and allow to rise in a nice warm place in your kitchen.

Ready for the oven. Bake in 400 degree oven for approximately 15-20 minutes.

Ready to eat.


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