Monday, January 9, 2012

Easy Recipe for Delicious Pizza Pockets

I love having some easy meals in the freezer that I can pull out for breakfast or lunch or that I can send along with Joshua to school so he can have something delicious to heat up for lunch. I stumbled upon a recipe for Ham and Cheese pockets that was very simple and they are quite tasty. I make those as well as Pizza pockets frequently and then freeze them. I thought I would share the recipe with you in case you are interested in having an easy meal for on the go.  This is by far the best dough recipe I've found for pockets, it's a little time consuming but it's very tasty.
Pizza Pocket Dough:
  • 1 T. (or 1 packet) yeast
  • 1 c. warm water, divided
  • 1 t. sugar
  • 1/4 c. melted butter, cooled to room temperature
  • 2 1/2 – 3 c. flour
  • 1 1/2 t. salt
1. In a mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast in 1/4 warm water. Stir in the sugar and let sit to proof for 5 minutes. Pour in the melted and cooled butter and the remaining warm water.
2. Add 2 c. flour and the salt. Mix for two minutes. Work in as much remaining flour as needed to make a dough that is smooth but not sticky. Knead on a floured surface or continue beating for about 10 minutes. Add a bit more flour if the dough starts to get sticky while kneading.
3. Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover. Let rise for 1 hour. Punch down dough, cover and let rise for at least another 30 minutes.
4. Then divide the dough into 10-12 balls.

Then I get out my different fillings: I have pepperoni I cut up smaller, I made up some sausage as well, pasta sauce, chopped green peppers and onions and mozzarella cheese. I roll out my balls into an oval and start to put my filling ingredients.
I also sprinkle some garlic, pizza seasonings and sometimes some Parmesan cheese on my pockets.
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 Pop them in the oven and cook on 350 for about 20 minutes or until they start to brown. As you can see some of my pockets started to pop open. They don't usually do this but I kind of over loaded them this time trying to get too much yummy goodness inside. You can always just put chunks of ham and cheese inside as well instead of making pizza pockets. I enjoy having two different things to choose from.

2 comments:

  1. Now I am really hungry!!! Joshua is a blessed man, for sure!!

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  2. I make these also but I use biscuits for the dough. I especially like the ham and cheese ones!

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