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Pizza Rolls

Servings 8 rolls
Author Natalie

Ingredients

For the dough:

  • 500 grams 3 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 10 grams 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 30 ml. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 10 grams 1 ½ tsp. of salt
  • 30 grams 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 275 ml 1 cup + 2 tablespoons lukewarm water

For the filling:

  • 200-250 grams of tomato sauce store-bought or homemade
  • 5 slices about 150-200 grams of gouda or emental cheese
  • 50 grams of parmesan cheese

For brushing:

  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

Make the dough:

  1. In a mixer bowl with a kneading attachment put flour, yeast, oil, salt, sugar and water and knead for 10-15 minutes until a uniform dough is obtained, smooth to the touch.
  2. Form a ball from the dough and place in a bowl. Cover and let rise for 1-2 hours or until the dough doubles in volume.

Design the rolls:

  1. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and flour the top as well.
  2. Roll into a rectangle about 1-2 cm thick.
  3. Spread tomato sauce evenly and leave 1 cm at the edges.
  4. Arrange slices of cheese in the bottom half of the rolled dough.
  5. Grate parmesan over the entire rectangle.
  6. Fold the dough like a book and rotate so that the fold seam line is perpendicular to the body.
  7. Flour the work surface a little more and continue to roll the dough (with the filling inside), to a thickness of 1-2 cm.
  8. Using a knife or a pizza cutter, cut into 8 strips.
  9. Roll each strip into a rose shape and place in a baking pan lined with baking paper.
  10. Cover and allow rising for 30-60 minutes or until the rolls almost double in volume.

Baking:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 Celsius degrees.
  2. Brush the rolls with a little olive oil and place in the oven.
  3. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until golden and firm to the touch.
  4. Remove from the oven and brush with olive oil.
  5. Cool for a few minutes (just so it doesn't boil) and serve hot.

Recipe Notes

  • If you want, you can add toppings over the cheese to taste, just like in a regular pizza. Olives, mushrooms, pepperoni, tuna or any other addition will work great here.
  • The rolls are at their best on the day of baking, when they are hot and fresh.
  • You can freeze the rolls for up to a month. It is important and recommended to heat in the oven before serving.
  • It is important not to give up brushing with olive oil before and after baking, which gives extra moisture to the dough and a shiny and beautiful look to the prepared rolls.
  • You can use ready-made or homemade tomato sauce.