” I’ve seen better days but I’ve also seen worse.
I don’t have everything that I want but I have all that I need.
I woke up with some aches and pains but I woke up.
My life may not be perfect but I am blessed. ”
Oh …if we could remember that it’s the circle of life !
These pizza pinwheels reminds me of just that …the circle of life.😀
It moves us all…through despair and hope, through faith and love, until we find our place on the path unwinding.
I love to take everyday recipes a few notches higher with the least intervention. These ham and cheese bursts have the best of pizza and pinwheels rolled (literally !!) into one. It’s super for birthday parties , school snacks or a games night ! Moreover, it freezes well too !
Happy baking …❤️
Ingredients for pizza :
All Purpose Flour – 2 cups
Instant Yeast – 1 1/2 tsp
Sugar – 1 tsp
Olive oil – 1 tbsp
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Beaten egg – 1
Italian seasoning – 1 tsp
Lukewarm Water – 1/2cup – 3/4 cup
Mix the flour, salt, sugar, yeast, egg, Italian seasoning, lukewarm water until you get a smooth dough. Add olive oil . Allow to rise until dough doubles . ( around 20 mins ). Ensure it’s covered with a wet cloth .
Punch down dough and roll out into 1/4 inch thickness. Use flour sparingly to dust the surface and ensure the dough doesn’t stick !
Smoked Ham & Cheese Filling :
Cheese spread – 1/4 cup
Pasta sauce – 1/4 cup
Smoked ham – 1/4 cup
Mozzarella cheese – 1/2 cup
1 Beaten egg with a dash of salt- for egg wash
Melted butter – 2 tbsp
Once you roll out the dough, leave a 1 inch gap on all sides and smear the cheese spread, then the pasta sauce, sprinkle ham and finally sprinkle mozzarella cheese. Roll the dough length wise, away from you . Let the seam be at the base, cut in 1 inch circles. Place it on a greased baking tray and cover with a wet towel for 20 mins to double rise. Do note you get around 15-20 pieces.
Preheat oven at 175 C.
Give an egg wash and bake for 15 mins until golden.
Give a butter wash after taking out of the oven.
Instead of ham, use different coloured peppers or minced or sautéed tofu/soya/mushrooms . You can skip the egg wash and do just the butter wash.
Pinch of love ❤️ :
I made 2 batches of the pizza, one with half quantity whole wheat flour. I found it’s tasty but not as light, so I stuck to a full proof recipe of all purpose flour ! But do go ahead and make it with whole wheat if you are having it straight out of the oven ! You can change smoked ham to bacon bits, shredded chicken, minced prawn , sausage etc . Instead of cheese spread you can use Parmesan or any other cheese shavings too.