After the raging success of our cinnamon pizza I think we may be a little obsessed with the idea of sweet pizza.
It only took a little convincing on the part of my girls for me to head to the supermarket to buy berries, choc chips and marshmallows. I mean you can’t go wrong with that combination surely?
We had plenty of dough in the freezer from our first try (the recipe makes enough for three small pizzas) so all I had to do was remember to pop it in the fridge in the morning so it would be defrosted by the time school was finished… then we got to work!
I decided to go with pocket pizzas (you can check out our savory pizza pockets here) this time, just for something different, and I thought it might be better to keep the sticky, melted filling inside a pocket rather than dripping off a flat pizza slice.
This also meant that everyone got to make their own, making a little pile of whatever goodies they liked best. These are easy enough for even the smallest hands to join in and make one.
|Sweet Pizza Pockets||
For the Pizza Dough:
- 125ml warm water
- 2tsp yeast
- 175ml warmed milk
- 150ml honey
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- a pinch of salt
- 550gms plain flour (or bread flour)
- fresh or frozen berries
- chocolate chips
- or anything else you like
For the Stuffing:
- Add the yeast to the warm water and set it aside for a few minutes.
- Combine the milk, honey, egg and oil and mix well, then add the yeast mixture.
- Combine the wet ingredients with the flour and salt and mix well to make a sticky dough. Add a little more flour if the dough is too sticky to handle, or a little more water if it is too dry.
- Knead on a floured surface for 10-15 minutes or until the dough becomes smooth and elastic. It needs a little more kneading that plain bread or pizza dough.
- Pop the dough in a clean, oiled, bowl, cover and leave somewhere warm to rise. It should take about an hour and a half and the dough should almost double in size.
- Alternately you can do all of the mixing and kneading and rising in your bread machine set to ‘dough’ which is what I do, or use any other helpful appliance.
- Once the dough has risen give it a quick knead to knock the air out of it. Divide it into three equal pieces and pop two of those pieces in the freezer for later (unless you need to feed a lot of people).
- With the remaining third, roll it out till it is quite thing and using an appropriated sized circular object (I used a bowl) cut circles of dough and place them on a lined baking tray.
- Pre-heat your oven to 220C (approx 425F).
- Set out containers of your filling and let everyone pile up one side of the circle with the goodies of their choice. Remind everyone not to fill it too full, and to keep to one side.
- Once the goodies are arranged, carefully fold over the dough to make a semi circle. Fold over and press down around the open edge to close the pocket. You may want to shape small scraps of dough into the first letter of everyone’s name to place on the top so you have a way to tell who owns which pocket.
- pop them in the oven for 15 minutes or until the edges are golden and crispy.
Be warned… the insides of these pockets are HOT when they come out of the oven, be sure to wait a little while till they cool a little, but don’t wait too long because these are best eaten while they are warm and gooey!
I was going to sprinkle them with icing sugar to make them look pretty… but we ate them before I could do that, so you’ll just have to imagine it.
So the next question is… what should we combine with our sweet pizza dough next time. Because you know there will definitely be a next time!