I love savory bakes. This month for Home Baker's Challenge, Gayathri suggested few recipes. Now two of them really caught my attention, one was the chocolate rolls and the other was these pizza pinwheels. But since I love to try savory bakes, I chose these over the chocolate rolls. But I am sure I will try out the chocolate rolls soon.
These Pizza pinwheels are really easy to put together and taste delicious. They can be the perfect appetizers for your potluck lunches or kids birthday parties. They were a huge hit with my kids.
Now off to the recipe
Makes around 10 medium sized pinwheels
What you'll need
For the Pizza Dough
- All Purpose Flour – 1 ½ cup
- Instant Yeast – 1 tsp
- Sugar – 1 tsp
- Olive Oil – 1 tbsp
- Milk – ¼ cup
- Water – ¼ cup
For the filling
- Pasta Sauce – 4 tbsp (or as required)
- Onion – 1 medium sized, finely chopped
- Red Bell Pepper – ½, finely chopped
- Yellow Bell Pepper – 1/2, finely chopped
- Grated Mozzerella – as required
- Olive oil – 1 tsp
- Italian seasoning – a pinch
- Salt and black pepper powder to taste
For the dough
- In a wide bowl, add the flour, sugar, salt and yeast and mix well.
- Mix the water and milk and warm it so that it is lukewarm.
- Now add the olive oil and the water milk mixture to the flour and mix well.
- Knead for 5 to 8 minutes into a smooth dough.
- Place in a greased bowl and cover with a cling wrap.
- Set aside for 1 hr or till the dough is double its volume.
- In the meanwhile, prepare the filling,
- Heat a non stick pan, with a tsp of olive oil
- Add the onions and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, next add the bell peppers and sauté for another 3 to 4 mintues.
- Add salt, black pepper and the Italian seasoning. Allow to cool.
- Pre – heat the oven to 200C
- Once the dough has risen to double it volume, punch down the dough and knead again for few minutes.
- Divide the dough into 2 equal parts.
- Roll one of the parts into thin rectangle shape.
- Apply about 2 tbsp of the pasta sauce, sprinkle some of the topping and then add the required amount of cheese.
- Start rolling tightly from the shorter side of the rectangle, once you reach the end, pinch the edges and seal well.
- Slice the log into medium size pieces and place them on a baking tray with the cut side up. Shape them slightly into round discs.
- Brush with melted butter and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the pinwheels are golden brown.
Remove from oven, cool and serve.