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.
Prep time : 15 mins | Standing time (rise time : 1.5- 2
Bake time :20 mins | Makes : 1 dozen medium sized
Cuisine : American , type : Snack or appetiser
bread flour – 2 cups ( I used king arthur brand)
yeast – 1 tsp
– 1 tsp
water – 1/3 cup + little more for kneading
oil – 1/4 cup
– to taste (about 1/4 tsp)
sauce – 3/4 cup
corn – 1/4 cup
capsicum / bell pepper – 1/4 cup
onions – 1/4 cup
herbs – 1 tsp (I used oregano, basil and thyme)
– to taste
chili powder – 1/2 tsp
mozzarella cheese – 1/3 cup
oil – to brush the bakes
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
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.
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.
a floured surface, roll into a rectangular sized sheet.
the pasta sauce, sprinkle the veggies, cheese, dry herbs, and top it
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.
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.
a sharp serrated knife, cut thickish roundels, place the pinwheels with
the cut portion facing upwards on a greased / lined baking sheet
for 12-18 mins till you get golden brown pinwheels, keep an eye after the
15th min to avoid hard pinwheels.
warm as a snack or for dinner with any soup