We’re all feeling the effects of ongoing isolation around here. And we’re are experiencing weariness and stress in different ways. Bored is not a word I would use to describe my experience, but my children have no problem offering up that descriptor.
Imaginative, creative and always inventing, on the whole my two have done a great job of finding ways to channel their energy (mostly through the use of our recycling bin contents and rolls of tape). A few days ago, my daughter suggested this variation on pizza, and we agreed it would be a fun dish to for our (now traditional) Sunday snacky supper.
Pizza Bites Ingredients:
🥚 Bread dough (You could use homemade or frozen or refrigerated. I used my master loaf refrigerator dough)
🥚 1/2 package pepperoni slices
🥚 1/2 mozzarella pearls (though mozzarella cheese in any form will work; shredded will be a bit messier for assembly)
🥚 1 T butter
🥚 1 tsp garlic powder
🥚 2 T Italian seasoning
🥚 pizza sauce, for dipping (optional)
Pizza Bites Technique:
🍥 Divide dough into small pieces, about Tablespoon dollops.
🍥 Gently flatten each piece of dough into a circle slightly larger than the pepperoni.
🍥 Place a piece of pepperoni on the dough circle, and add two mozzarella pearls.
🍥Fold in half and pinch the edges, sealing the contents in the dough.
🍥Arrange on a greased baking sheet and cover with a light towel. Allow to rise until doubled (about two hours if your dough is cold)
🍥 When ready to bake, melt the butter and stir in the garlic powder. Gently brush over the pizza bites. And evenly sprinkle the Italian seasoning on top.
🍥 Bake at 375 for about 20-20 minutes, until golden brown.
🍥 Serve warm with pizza sauce for dipping.