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Apr 18, 2013

Cheesy Pizza Bites


I love pizzas, i make them often a year back. But now i have slowed myself in making them more often. But i wanted to try this recipe for so many days and i made this last week. I stuffed it with cheese, olives and pizza sauce and sprinkled it with oregano  to make it even more flavourful. You can either use store bought pizza sauce, but i used homemade one. These turned so soft and cheesy. Try it and let me know how it turned out.




Preparation Time : 30 mins 
Cooking Time : 15 mins for sauce
Baking Time : 25 - 30 mins
Makes - 15

Ingredients:

For Dough:
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 3 cups + extra for rolling
Yeast - 1 tblspn
Sugar - 1 tblspn
Salt to taste
Warm Water as needed
Olive Oil - 1 tblspn + 1 tblspn for greasing bowl.

For Sauce:
Olive Oil - 1 tblspn
Garlic - 5 cloves sliced
Tomatoes - 5 large chopped finely
Tomato Ketchup - 1 tblspn
Oregano - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp
Pepper to taste

For Pizza Bites:
Mozzarella Cheese - 200 grams cubed
Olives - 10 sliced
Oregano - 1 tsp
Olive Oil - as needed to drizzle

Method:

Start  by making dough. Take warm water in a jug and sprinkle some yeast and sugar in it. Let it sit for 5 mins till it gets foamy.

Take flour and salt in a mixing bowl and mix well.Pour this yeasty water over that and mix well. Drizzle with some olive oil and knead it well.

Now in a clean big bowl drizzle some oil. Place the dough over the bowl and cover it with damp cloth. Let it rest for 1 hour till it doubles in volume.

While the dough is resting, make the sauce. Heat oil in a kadai.Add in garlic and saute for a min. Add in tomatoes, salt, sugar, pepper, oregano, tomato ketchup and saute for 10 mins till it gets thick and jammy.Transfer this to a bowl and let it cool down.

Preheat the oven to 200 degree C/ 400 Degree F.

Now assemble the bites. Roll out the dough using some extra flour. Cut it into small squares. Spoon some sauce over the top of each squares. Add couple of cheese cubes, olives and fold them from all sides, so it forms a ball.

Place the ball on a well greased tray. Do this for the remaining squares. Once everything is done, drizzle with some oil and sprinkle some oregano over the top.

Now bake this for 20 to 25 mins till it is golden.

Remove and Serve warm.

Pictorial:
Take all your ingredients for the dough
Take warm water in a jug

sprinkle some yeast over

Add in some sugar and let it sit

In a bowl..Take flour
add salt

mix well

Pour in yeast water

mix well

drizzle some oil

knead well

Oil a bowl

place the dough in it

cover with a damp cloth

let it double in size

Take ingredients for sauce

Saute garlic in oil
add in tomatoes

season with salt, sugar and pepper

sprinkle in oregano

add ketchup

mix well

cook till it gets thick

allow it to cool down

Now assemble

take the dough out

roll it out

cut into small pieces

spoon some sauce

top with cheese

sprinkle some olive

fold over

roll it out

till it is smooth

arrange it on a tray

drizzle some oil

sprinkle some oregano

bake it

Serve

14 comments:

nayana said... Best Blogger Tips

Very detailed and nice presentation, have bookmarked the entry....

Hari Chandana said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds too good and tempting.. love it :)

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Wholesome and mouthwatering pizza bites. Excellent preparation.
Deepa

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Fantastic you are too good.
So Yummy Simply WOW.

Aarthy sriram said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Lovely idea!

Sunanda said... Best Blogger Tips

It lookd yummy.. pizza is my kids fav.. she will definitely like ths home made pizzas.. ne presentation.
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Tamara said... Best Blogger Tips

look sooo yummy

jasmin patra said... Best Blogger Tips

amazing , i never knew it could be so easy ,thnx for the tutorial aarthi

Helene Dsouza said... Best Blogger Tips

nice idea aarthi. I d love to give it a go soon. =)

Varshitha said... Best Blogger Tips

this looks really tempting aarthi..... i almost have all the ingre.... let me try this weekend...

namma veetu kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

What happens if it is done with self raising fkour?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@namma veetu kitchenI Have not tried it, so i am so sure about it

kitra said... Best Blogger Tips

Ohh Chaa gayee kudiye!! :D
loved how you made it sooo easy aarthi :D
good job!! :D
i jus love cheesey delights . yummmmmm n i think u too :P
keep em coming plz :D

Aarthi mathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow!!! Amazed by the way u presented d recipe...
Clean & Clear pics...
Awesome!!