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Easy Pizza Rolls



Sometimes I like to pull the stop out a bit when it comes to lunches in our house.  We don't always want a bowl of soup, or a salad, or a sandwich.  Sometimes we want something a tiny bit more special than that, but at the same time, not overly hearty!   Pizza Rolls fit the bill on all counts! 



I got some of these tasty Pik-Nik Twiller Mozzarella Snacks the other day and they are perfect for eating out of hand or for using in these easy to make and quick Pizza rolls! 



Pik Nik Twillers Snacks are fun to eat, taste great and are a perfect source of Vitamins A & D.  They are made from fresh mozzarella with no preservatives. They make a great snack for children, just on their own.  Its fun to sit and peel off the strands of cheese, and I like that the kids are snacking on something nutritious instead of something junky.


They are great to tuck into lunch boxes, and to take in the car, or on picnics as well, and they come in very handy when you want to make a tasty snack for your kids as well, such as these tasty Pizza Rolls.


You could of course use prepped crescent rolls from the tin, but I prefer to make my own from scratch dough, creating a simple scone dough.  Tastes better and I know what  is in them.  You just stir the dough together, pat it out and then cut into triangles and fill.  Easy peasy.  I have filled mine with pepperoni, but you can use whatever you want to fill them with. 



The important thing to remember is not to over-fill them with anything, and of course, these tasty mozzarella sticks make adding the cheese very easy.


You just roll up your desired fillings along with the cheese in the scone dough, brush with melted butter, sprinkle on some Italian Garlic Seasoning and bake. 



They puff up nice and golden brown in the oven . . . crisp edged . . .  Tasty. Tasty!



I like to serve them with a simple homemade marinara sauce for dipping.  I just take a pot of tomato puree (holds about 4 TBS) and mix it with some boiling water, some more of that Italian seasoning, some salt and pepper, a squirt of honey, some crushed fennel seed, a dash of ground cloves, and some onion powder.  Just whisk that all together until you have a nice sauce consistency . . .


Pop it into the microwave for a minute or two and Bob's Your Uncle!  You have a really tasty dipping sauce for your pizza rolls.


Just look at that lovely cheese ooze!! 



Flaky rolls . . . gooey delicious melted cheese, spicy pepperoni  . . .


And a tasty sauce for dipping!



What more could a kid want???  I love that the cheese in these Pik Nik Twiller Snacks is a mix of white and coloured Mozzarella.  This adds even more interest!  And one cheese stick is the equivalent of one glass of milk!


These went down a real treat with the big kids in this house! 



Although I think if I make them again, I am going to chop up the pepperoni instead of leaving it in slices.  Ham would be nice also.

Pizza Rolls


Yield: 4
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Pizza stuffed quick rolls, filled with gooey cheese and pepperoni, and baked.  Serve hot with your favourite marinara sauce!

ingredients:

  • 140g plain flour (1 cup)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 TBS butter, cut into bits
  • 70ml milk (1/3 cup) or enough to make a soft dough
  • 2 mozzarella sticks, cut in half crosswise
  • 12 slices pepperoni
  • a bit of melted butter to brush
  • Italian Garlic Seasoning to sprinkle
  • warm marinara sauce to serve

instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 190*C/375*F/ gas mark 5. Line a small baking sheet with baking paper.   Set aside.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Drop in the butter and cut it in with a pastry blender or two knives until it resembles coarse bread crumbs.  Stir in enough milk with a fork to give you a soft dough.  Tip out onto a lightly floured board and knead gently a couple times before patting out into a 8 by 10 rectangle.
  3. Using a sharp knife cut into 4 triangles.  Separate a bit and then place 3 slices of pepperoni and 1/2 a cheese stick at the wide end of each.  Roll up to enclose from the large end to the narrow tip.  Tuck in the edges and then place point side down on the baking tray.
  4. Brush the tops with melted butter and sprinkle with Italian Garlic Seasoning.  Bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes until puffed and golden brown.
  5. Serve hot with some of your favourite marinara sauce for dipping.
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These Pik Nik Twillers Snacks are available in the chiller section of most grocery shops.  Great for snacking, for on vegetable trays, in salads, etc.  and of course fabulous in little bakes such as these Easy Pizza Rolls!  Wonderful cold and meltingly oozy delish when hot!



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Marie Rayner
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  1. What a clever idea - both as a snack, but also something to accompany a light soup to make it a satisfying meal. Thank you for including the rolling and filling pictures - I can see these being popular with the grandkids.

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    1. I love your idea of making them as a bread to accompany a simple light soup Marie! That turns this into a meal! Your grandkids will surely love these. You could even let them make their own and vary the fillings! xoxo

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    2. I was thinking the same thing with the grandkids - just let them have what they like and let them roll them up themselves. They always love to do things in the kitchen when they come over.

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    3. Yes, and children love to cook and eat what they have cooked. Often you can get them to eat things they wouldn't normally eat just because they have cooked it themselves! xoxo

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  2. Looks delicious! My husband would love these with soup. I like to make my own dough, too. Thank you.

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    1. I think he will really like these Raine! They're fabulous and yes, would go great with soup! xoxo

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  3. I,m making these tonight with a side salad of beautiful mixed leaves from my vegetable garden :) My husband is really looking forward to this ! :) xxx

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    1. Oh, that sounds perfect Debs! I hope hubby enjoyed! xoxo

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