Friday, July 15, 2016

Pretzel Pizza Pockets with Homemade Pizza Sauce

Soft Pretzel Dough
2 ¼ tsp yeast
1 ¼ cups warm water
Pinch of sugar
¼ cup packed brown sugar
3-4 cups flour
1 cup water
1 tbsp baking soda
Course salt (optional)
2 tbsp butter, melted (optional)

In small bowl combine yeast & warm water w/a pinch of sugar
Let stand for about 5 min while you prepare next step
In a large bowl, mix brown sugar, 1 cup flour, and yeast mixture. (when its ready)
Then stir in enough flour to make a soft dough
Turn dough onto a well floured surface and knead for about 3 min
Cover and let rest for 20 min
Cut dough into 8-10 pieces
Roll each piece into a 5-6 in circle. On one side of the circle add your choice of pizza fillings... mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, olives, ect. Carefully fold over the other half of the circle and pinch the edges to seal.
In shallow bowl mix 1 tbsp baking soda w/1 cup water
Dip each finished pretzel pocket in water quickly, shaking off excess
Place on greased baking sheet. Sprinkle w/ salt if desired
Bake at 425 degrees for 8 min or till golden brown
Brush melted butter on top or serve with pizza sauce. 
Pizza Sauce

1 8oz can tomato sauce
1 tbsp olive oil
1 half of an onion minced
1 garlic clove minced
Dash of sugar
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tbsp parmesean cheese
Salt & pepper to taste

  1. In a medium saucepan sauté onion and garlic in olive oil for about 2 minutes
  2. Add tomato sauce, sugar, basil, oregano, Parmesan cheese, salt & pepper
  3. Simmer on low for about 10 minutes
Pizza toppings for filling-
Mozzarella Cheese
olives- black or green
Whatever you like!!