Pizza Pinwheels was one of the most awaited snacks during the recent Christmas break that kiddo had. Ever since I told her I would make it, everyday she would start the day with the same question "are we making it today?" .. The day we actually made it, we had it as a snack rather than for dinner. She loved it with a cup of tea, while little one had the non-spicy version and loved it too. surprise, surprise, my inlaws and mom who are not so into baked goods also liked it quite a bit.
All in all, a snack that has endless possibilities for filling. I am sure to make this for her birthday too (as per her 'orders' :D) . So do make it and let me know how you and your family liked it.
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Prep time : 15 mins | Standing time (rise time : 1.5- 2 hours)
Bake time :20 mins | Makes : 1 dozen medium sized rolls
Cuisine : American , type : Snack or appetiser
- Unbleached bread flour - 2 cups ( I used king arthur brand)
- Instant yeast - 1 tsp
- Sugar - 1 tsp
- Warm water - 1/3 cup + little more for kneading
- Olive oil - 1/4 cup
- Salt - to taste (about 1/4 tsp)
- Pasta sauce - 3/4 cup
- Boiled corn - 1/4 cup
- Diced capsicum / bell pepper - 1/4 cup
- Diced onions - 1/4 cup
- Dried herbs - 1 tsp (I used oregano, basil and thyme)
- Salt - to taste
- Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
- Shredded mozzarella cheese - 1/3 cup
- Olive oil - to brush the bakes
- Proof the yeast with warm water and sugar. (I proof the yeast every time although its instant, just to be sure). Once done, add the oil and whisk it well.
- Sieve flour and salt twice over, make a well / dent in the flour and add the proved yeast + oil mixture. Knead to a smooth dough adding any additional warm water if necessary. Cover with a wet kitchen towel and place in a draft free environment till it doubles (I keep it in an oven with the light on). My dough generally doubles in an hour, however that week it was chilly and took about 90-95 mins to double.
- Punch down the dough a bit and divide the dough into two parts (One portion went to make a lovely veggie margarita type pizza for the husband and me). Knead the other portion lightly.
- On a floured surface, roll into a rectangular sized sheet.
- Spread the pasta sauce, sprinkle the veggies, cheese, dry herbs, and top it with cheese.
- With the shorter end of the rectangle facing you, roll into a tight roll (like a cinnamon roll) and press the ends to seal. Roll all through the length of the pizza sheet.
- Clingwrap and refrigerate for 20 - 30 mins (this is an important step, dont miss, else you would be left with messy pinwheels). Towards the end of this 20 mins, Preheat oven to 180 deg C. / 375 deg F.
- With a sharp serrated knife, cut thickish roundels, place the pinwheels with the cut portion facing upwards on a greased / lined baking sheet
- Bake for 12-18 mins till you get golden brown pinwheels, keep an eye after the 15th min to avoid hard pinwheels.
- Serve warm as a snack or for dinner with any soup