Breakfast/Tiffin items

Mini Pizza Wraps

Mini Pizza Wraps…they look like little monster mouths, don’t they?

I was so excited with the success of the pav buns that I baked those on two consecutive days. I made dabeli with them one day and pav bhaji the next day. On the second day, I set aside a part of the dough to prepare some interesting single serve bites. After the first rise, instead of pinching out balls for the buns, I rolled out the dough and cut out cute little circles (the size of a cupcake base) and folded them in half.

I stuffed one batch of these with nutella and blueberry preserve. Sadly, I did not let them rise again before popping them into the oven and this resulted in some chewy nibbles. Also, I did not seal the edges, thinking that the stuffing would stay put, but a lot of it oozed out as they baked.

I was more careful with the second batch. I folded those circles in half and placed them in the cupcake pan and let them rise for and an hour and a half and then baked them.

Mini Pizza Buns

Later, I stuffed a bit of cheese, finely chopped tomatoes and onions and a bit of Red pepper & tomato pesto into these of these cute little things. I microwaved them for a couple of minutes and viola! You have tiny bite-sized pizza wraps to munch on! These make for wonderful evening snack and so a good entry as a Sandwich and Wrap item for the Blogging Marathon

MINI PIZZA WRAPS

Ingredients:

(makes about 6 dinner rolls/pav plus 6 mini pizza wraps)

Dinner roll dough

Red pepper & tomato pesto

Finely chopped capsicum

Finely chopped onions

Grated cheese or cheese slices

For the pav/Dinner roll dough:

 

APF – 1 ½ to 2 cups

Yeast – 1 tbsp

Warm water – 1/8 cup

Milk – ½ cup

Salt – a pinch

Sugar – 1 tbsp

Butter – 1 ½ tbsp

Method:

Add sugar and yeast to warm water and mix well till most of the yeast dissolves and the water turns into a brown coloured liquid. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 10 minutes or so till it froths up

In the meanwhile, warm the milk and add butter to it. Stir till butter melts

Add salt and mix well

Add the flour ½ cup at a time and mix well with a wooden spoon or spatula

If it is too wet even after adding 2 cups, add a tbsp or two of flour more and mix. Do not add more flour if it is simply sticky

Start kneading the dough and keep at it till it becomes soft and smooth. This takes around 10-15 minutes (longer if you’re making a larger quantity)

Keep in a deep oiled container and let it rest for a couple of hours. It must rise up and double in size

Punch down the dough and cut it into 8-12 pieces

You could roll out the bigger pieces into smooth round balls and place in a baking dish for them to rise till they double again and go ahead and bake pavs/dinner rolls OR

Roll out the smaller pieces into circles just smaller than the base of a cupcake tray

Elongate the circle slightly using your fingers and fold in half. You could simply fold it in half, but elongating it will give you more space to fill in the stuffing

Let the these rest and rise for another hour or two till they puff up again

Bake in a preheated oven at 350 deg C for 20-30 minutes for dinner rolls or 15-20 minutes till the top starts browning (it took mine around 18 minutes) for the pizza wraps

Take out of the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Remove the mini folded pizza buns from the tray and let cool completely 

At this stage, you could eat the mini buns as they are, or toast with a little butter or each fill some jam or nutella or anything else of your choice

Or you could proceed with turning them into little pizza wraps

Preparing the mini pizza wraps

Carefully slit open the little folded buns from the open side, taking care to keep the joint intact on the other side

Place a bit of pesto, cheese and finely chopped tomatoes and onions into each of the slots

Microwave on high for a minute or two till cheese starts to melt

Serve right away

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8 thoughts on “Mini Pizza Wraps

  1. Amazing recipe Nandini….lovely thought to turn the pav dough into pizza wraps….they look awesome..very tempting and you’ve sold the thought to me …I’m making it for sure and I know that my kids are going to rave about it.

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