Friday, October 22, 2010

Do The Twist

These pizza twists have a very colorful attractive appearance along with its seductive aroma. It will latch on  to anyone as soon as there done baking and out of the oven. So make sure to make them big and make a lot of them. They are even easier to handle and more portable then pizza plus the filling can be easily change to your liking.

With me I did change up the filling for the original recipe called cheese twists. The recipe is very good to with its buttery, herb and cheese blend flavors.They are great for soups, pasta dishes and on there own.The texture to both versions are very risen, fluffy and chewy. The dough absorbs all flavors from filling very well and has a great balance. The pizza version of flavors can be anything based on your preferences on topping. For me I had pretty basic toppings( see in recipe). My flavors were spicy, cheesy and rich in tomato. I also recommend doubling this recipe because thats what I always do.

 So if its cheese,pepperoni or salami pizza twists they will all taste wonderful and I recommend trying them out for yourself. They are simple,versatile,full of flavor and great for experimenting fillings.

What I Did:
  • Doubled The Recipe(Made larger, plus more twists)                                                                 
Italian Pizza Twists
Recipe Written By Berendina, High School Cooking Course.

15ml yeast
100ml warm water
125ml milk
10ml sugar
40ml sugar
4ml salt
100ml mozzarella (grated)
1 egg
30ml Tender-flake lard
625ml flour
2ml Italian spice
2ml garlic
125ml of tomato sauce
Favorite Toppings. Ex:meat,peppers,olives etc

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 lard 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 dough into 2 rectangle.

11) Add pizza twist filling(See instrcution below) on middle section.

12)Fold in thirds, score top into 8-10 sections, cut sections, twist, place on greased cookie sheets.

13)Let rise for 20 minutes.

14) Bake at 350F until golden brown.15+ minutes.

 Pizza Twist  Filling

  • Put 1/2 cup to 1 cup of tomato sauce in a med bowl (Higher amount if doubling)
  • Mince 1-2 cloves medium sized clove garlic, add to sauce. Also add Italian spice ( your preference how much). Mix sauce, set aside.
  • Grate 1/2 cup  to 1 cup Mozzarella cheese (if doubling add higher amount)
  • Chop up meat of choice (optional) e.g: Salami
  • Spread tomato sauce mixture on dough(middle section). Add chopped meat and sprinkle on cheese. Proceed with recipe.


  1. They look delish! I would have finished at least 3 at one go!

  2. Those look terrific! Nicely done.

  3. I like the way you do the twist! It is really beautiful. Perfect.


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