Monday, June 21, 2010

Pizza Pinwheels For My Sister's Birthday

 I made some delicious mini pizza pinwheels on Friday night that I brought along to my sister birthday party the next day.Everyone really loved them and gave me compliments in how good they were. I made about two dozen pinwheels and they were all devoured before the night was over. I was very happy about that since I don't want any food to go to waste;however I know that anything pizza related will be eaten in this house anyways. I had a lot of fun though, playing with my niece and nephews outside and enjoying the beautiful weather were finally getting here on the island.Lots of good food and good times with the family.

Now these mini pizza pinwheels would be great as an appetizer at parties,casual gatherings or a dinner.They attract the eye like no other with their intense colors and would be even better with a variety of attractive colors. Aroma to these pinwheels are definitely a main key to why they getting eaten so quickly.Their strong intense taste of garlic,spices,tomato and cheese come together so nicely and absorb their flavor in the bread dough very evenly. They have a great layered, risen, chewy texture and are everything that you ask for in a pizza.They may be tiny in size, but they pack a punch in flavor in matter of one bite. So try it out yourself and enjoy.

 What I Did:
  • If you want small pinwheels: After kneading dough, break dough in half equally. Proceed to do the same thing in the recipe, but for both pieces of dough.Example: Roll each dough out, score and add the filling evenly to both. Roll in jelly roll style and cut.You end up with 2 smaller rolls for smaller pinwheels.
Pizza Pinwheels ( Adapted From Italian Cheese Twists/Pizza twist, Written By me, High School Recipe)
Printable Version

Yields- large pinwheels

15ml yeast
100ml water
125ml milk
10ml sugar
40ml sugar
4ml salt
100ml mozzarella(finely grated)
1 egg
30ml shortening
625ml flour 

Pizza Filling

125ml-250ml tomato sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1-2 tsp Italian spice
1/2 cup -1 cup Mozzarella Cheese
Meat- Pizza ham(optional)
Extra Toppings ( optional)

1)Measure warm water, add 10ml sugar and sprinkle on yeast, let dissolve, stir after 10 minutes.

2)Measure milk, microwave for 30 seconds, till scalding hot.

3)Completely melt shortening in milk.

4)Crack egg in small bowl, beat.

5)Add liquids together, add yeast when the milk is warm.

6)Add 250 ml from the 625ml of flour in a lg bowl, add 40ml sugar,4ml of salt as well.

7)Add wet to dry, beat until smooth.

8)Add remainder of flour.

9)Set up pastry board, knead for 10 minutes.

10)Roll dough into long rectangle.Score a rectangle in the middle/parallel for a filling guide.

Pizza Filling:

10)Put 1/2-1cup cup tomato sauce in a med bowl.

11)Mince 1 clove garlic, add to sauce. Add Italian spice (1-2tsp). Mix sauce, set aside.

12)Grate 1/2-1 cup Mozzarella cheese

13)Take out sliced ham for pizza.

14) Assemble:
Spread tomato sauce mixture in the middle(spreading parallel).Top with ham and then sprinkle on cheese.(Welcome to add any other topping of your choice)Proceed with recipe.

15.Roll in jelly roll style.Cut 8-10 sections, (depending on how many you want)

16)Place on greased cookie sheets

17)Let rise for 20 minutes.

18)Bake at 350F until golden brown.

1 comment:

  1. I like the small pinwheel design on these, it makes them a great appetizer :)


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