Hey guys! Pizza Stuffed Pretzel bites! A new delicious savoury bake you will absolutely fall in love with. Crisp salty crust with a light and fluffy centre packed with all your favourite pizza toppings and served with a pizza sauce dip. The ULTIMATE snack!
These are easily the nicest bread rolls I have ever made. I have previously posted a similar recipe. They are a regular bake in my house so I thought I would jazz them up a bit and play around with a new recipe. They went down such a treat. I love the idea of turning them into a pizza stuffed pretzel bite.
These pretzel bites are a lot simpler then you think. The trick to getting the pretzel effect is so quick and easy. Once you prove and shape your dough you place them in a pot of boiling water, salt and bicarbonate of soda/baking soda for 1 minute make a little cut on top then bake. Easy!
You can use any of your favourite pizza toppings as a stuffing in these pretzel bites. I did 4 flavours, Pepperoni and basil, Ham and cheese, Jalapeños and cheese and a garlic butter and cheese. They were all super delicious I couldn’t pick a favourite! Some cheese may pop out of the rolls during baking but this then caramelises and becomes so so tasty!
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Pizza Stuffed Pretzel Bites
- Baking pan
- Slotted spoon
- Baking paper
- 525 grams Plain flour
- 7 grams Instant Yeast 1 sachet
- 2 Tsp Salt
- 2 Tsp Caster sugar
- 300 ml Warm water
- 50 grams Soft Butter
- Flakey sea salt I used Maldon
Filling (Your Fav Pizza toppings)
- Cheddar Cheese
- Grated Mozerella
- Chopped Ham
- Garlic Butter
- Jar of pizza sauce (For dipping)
- 2 liters of water
- 60 grams Bicarbonate of soda/Baking soda
- 15 grams Salt
- In a stand mixer or a mixing bowl, add flour, salt, sugar, yeast and butter.
- Add in water and using your hands or a dough hook mix together.
- Knead for about 8-10 minutes until dough comes together. If you are doing it by hand it will take about 10-15 mins. This dough will be a little sticky but that’s okay it will come together and become nice and smooth.
- Place in an oiled bowl and cover with cling film or a damp towel. Let rise till doubled in size. Mine took 1 hour in a warm spot.
- Once dough has doubled, remove dough onto a floured surface.
- Preheat your oven to 200C/ 180C Fan.
- Portion dough into 20 equal balls. I used a scales and my balls were roughly 44g each.
- Roll each portion into a ball.
- Roll out your ball with a rolling pin till double the width. Add in your pizza toppings then bring each corner over the top of your filling. Pinch the dough till sealed then roll in the palm of your hands till tight.
- Once you stuff your dough balls place onto a lightly oiled piece of parchment and cover with a towel for about 10 minutes.
- Place a large pot on a medium heat and add in 2 litres of water. Bring to a boil and add your salt and Bicarbonate of soda. Be careful this will let off steam.
- With a slotted spoon place 4 dough balls into the water and cook for 30 seconds on each side. Remove and place back on the parchment. Repeat till all your dough balls have been poached.
- With a sharp knife slice the top of your buns in your preferred design very gently, make sure not to cut deep you only want to score the top. Then sprinkle with flakey sea salt.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden.
- Serve up straight away while warm and gooey!
- Enjoy. To reheat place bake in the oven for about 5 minutes.
- You can use any of your favourite pizza toppings in these.
- These are best eaten straight from the oven but they can be reheated in the oven.
- You could top these with some seeds which would be delicious.
- I use these food scales *- Salter Digital Scales
- I used this baking tray *- Baking Tray
- Stainless steel prep bowls*-Steel Mixing Bowls
- This is the rolling pin I used*- Rolling Pin
- This is the induction hob I used*- Tefal Everyday Induction Hob
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