School Lunch Success! – Home Made Pizza Rolls

February 8, 2010

The girls have taken a fancy to bakery pizza rolls… and I can’t blame them, they are rather tasty. So yesterday I was on a mission to make my own for school lunches and I am so pleased with how they turned out, I thought I’d share!

These are made with a standard foccacia/pizza dough recipe…

250mls luke warm water
2 tsp yeast
1 tsp sugar
3 tbs olive oil
500grams of bread/plain flour.
pinch of salt
mixed herbs to add to dough mix (optional)

I add the yeast and sugar to the water and let it sit for a while, until the yeast begins to froth, then add the oil and mix it a little. I put the flour straight into the bread machine bowl, then add the yeast mix. Set your bread machine to the dough setting and leave it to do all the hard mixing, kneading and rising work… but you could do it all by hand if you like.

Preheat your oven to 200 degrees C.

Once the dough has risen, knock it out down and give it a quick knead. Cut the dough into small pieces, roll them into balls and flatten roughly into roundish shapes, not too flat though. I put half our dough in the freezer and made eight small pizza rolls out of the remaining half.

Let the dough rest on the oven tray for a little while you cut up some toppings. We used a swipe of tomato paste, salami, cheese and herbs. I pushed the toppings into the dough slightly so it would hopefully stay on better in the lunch box, then bunged them in the oven for 10 minutes.

All done!

The girls LOVED them and they tasted pretty darn good if I do say so myself. I have orrders for capsicum and pineapple on them next time!

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Annette February 8, 2010 at 1:51 pm

they look delicious

Marita February 8, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Yum. I’m going to try these for sure once it cools down.

Karen (miscmum) February 8, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Nom nom nommy. They look good. Now I just need a bread machine to make the dough properly as I am HOPELESS at it :(

Limor February 8, 2010 at 3:06 pm

go girl!! keep the recipes coming. They look great. i tried the muffins the other day and they were great!! My boy want eat breaky and Mika just loved it!!

Ta!! Hope you are feeling well

Sunnyroad Mum February 8, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Oh these look yummo! I’ve put them on my (very long) list of things to bake when I have an oven again!

Nic February 8, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Yum. Yup Im loving the recipes too, this one looks great.

Ann-Marie February 8, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Ooh you little ripper!! I have to make these as my youngest loves them. Can’t believe I never thought of it .. Thx for the share Kate :)

pixie February 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm

WTG Kate!!!!!!
they look yummy!!

Fiona@innerpickle February 8, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Kate they look awesome. Fabulous idea.

PlanningQueen February 9, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Great idea! I will take a short cut though and make the dough in my bread maker and have the kids help me put on their toppings.

Katy February 11, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Great idea!! I’ll have to give this a whirl, as I’m trying to keep variety in LB’s (and my other littlies) for lunch.

Trish January 29, 2012 at 6:19 pm

A great and yummy idea thanks Kate.

SquiggleMum February 1, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Even I might have a go at this Kate!

Bron February 12, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Hi Kate, I have been saving this recipe for ages and I finally did them tonight. They look and taste yum, although I wonder if I should have squashed them flatter and cooked them a bit longer. Thanks! I love your great tips.

Kate June 23, 2013 at 9:33 pm

I make something similar for my hubby and kids and it’s always a hit. You’ve reminded me to get the bread maker back out!

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