Pizza Rolls (vegetarian version)
makes 24 rolls
These are basically like Cinnamon Rolls, but with pizza ingredients. So easy. I'll even tell you how to split it and make 12 pizza rolls and 12 cinnamon rolls if you're looking to fatten up ;)
Separate your dough into two balls.
Roll out one ball of raw dough into the shape of a rectangle, with the longs side measuring about 12 inches or as long as your rolling pin.
Spread spaghetti sauce on the rolled out dough and add diced spinach in a line down the middle.
Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese down the middle of the dough, on top of the spinach.
Now, roll the dough keeping the long edge long.
Using a sharp non-serrated knife, slice the roll in the middle. Then slice the two sides in their middle. Now you have four rolls. Slice each of the four rolls into three pieces. You now have 12 rolls.
Place your rolls onto a greased cookie sheet and set in a warm place to let rise for about 20 to 30 minutes. I usually set my oven to heat up and place the cookie sheet on top of the oven with a dish towel over the rolls. Since these rolls are very moist they may not rise MUCH.
Bake the rolls for 10 minutes at 350F
Remove the rolls from your oven when they look buttery yellow, this dough recipe does not brown or get toasty...So you should only leave them in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes tops.
If you want to use the second ball of dough to make cinnamon rolls rather than 12 more pizza rolls, roll the dough out into the same rectangle shape. Pour melted butter onto the rectangle shape and spread it from edge to edge. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar onto the buttered surface to your liking. Roll the dough keeping the long edge long. Cut the roll into 12 pieces and place those rolls onto a greased baking sheet. Let your rolls rest in a warm place and allow to rise for 20 to 30 minutes. Place the cookie sheet into a 350F oven for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool.
Spread with icing (recipe below).
1 1/3 cups water
4 tbsp dry milk
6 tbsp butter, cut up into small pieces
1 whole egg and 1 white
4 cups packed flour
2 tsp salt
5 tbsp sugar
3 tsp yeast
I use a bread machine but I've also hand made this recipe.
If hand making it, you would knead the ingredients above, let rest for about five minutes, knead it again until a good ball forms. Cover and let the dough rest and rise for about an hour before separating the dough into two balls and rolling them out.
Pizza Roll toppings:
(Optional)Cinnamon Roll Icing:
1/3 Stick of butter, melted
2 to 3 tablespoons of milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar, or enough to make icing thick.
Mix melted butter, milk and vanilla. Whisk in powdered sugar a small amount at a time to avoid lumpy icing. Mix until thick enough to stay on whisk or spoon when lifted from mixing bowl.