Pizza rolls are easy to make and can be great food for kids parties, lunch bags, food to go or an easy dinner.
I often make the pizza dough in the morning and leave to prove until we get home from work. This makes the dough really nice and stringy and pleasant so work with. It is quite a solid dough when you start off, especially if you use pizza flour.
Recipe pizza dough:
500 grams pizza flour (Tipo 0 or 00)
7 grams salt
1 – 2 grams dried yeast
250 – 300 ml water
Splash of good olive oil
Add all the ingredients to your stand mixer and mix on medium speed for 10 minutes. The dough should be firm, but elastic.
Make it healthier:
If you use whole grain flour as part of the base dough, the pizza will be more filling and contain more fiber and also more iron than white flour. I would not recommend using only whole grain flour though as the dough will be very tough and dry.
What I find with my kids is that they may not necessarily like too much filling on their pizzas and there are definitely a lot of ingredients they will frown upon if it makes it’s way onto their slices or rolls. To add flavor and nutrition to the meal, I add a few of the ingredients I normally might have put on the pizza in the pizza sauce instead. Thus, masking the look and flavor for the kids.
Recipe pizza sauce:
1 can chopped tomatoes
1/2 red onion
1/2 red paprika
A handful of mushrooms
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tbsp good olive oil
2 tsp aged balsamic
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp oregano (or other spices to taste)
Peel the ingredients that need it, wash and cut the rest into chunks.
Add all the ingredients to a food processor or blender and mix until smooth.
The sauce works well on pizza, but also as base for a pasta dish with minced meat or sausage.
For these rolls I made two versions to suit different palates.
These are great for kids’ lunch boxes (or your own for that matter). They are just as good cold as warm. I made some to bring for a longer car ride with the kids to give them something to eat during the drive. That was highly welcomed by the kids. And more nutritional than feeding them cookies and similar just to keep them satisfied in the back seat. 🙂