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Apr 18, 2013

Cheesy Pizza Bites Recipe

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

42 comments:

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

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  2. Sounds too good and tempting.. love it :)

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  3. Wholesome and mouthwatering pizza bites. Excellent preparation.
    Deepa

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  4. Fantastic you are too good.
    So Yummy Simply WOW.

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  5. Wow! Lovely idea!

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  6. It lookd yummy.. pizza is my kids fav.. she will definitely like ths home made pizzas.. ne presentation.
    http://sunandaskitchen.blogspot.in/

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

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

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

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  10. What happens if it is done with self raising fkour?

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

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  12. 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

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

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  14. Hi, can u plz tell me how to bake the same in a microwave? preheat for how much time in microware?

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  15. @Vinita SharmaYou cannot bake this in normal microwave oven, if you have convection mode in that you can make it. just preheat it for 10 mins

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  16. @Vinita SharmaYou cannot bake this in normal microwave oven, if you have convection mode in that you can make it. just preheat it for 10 mins

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  17. @Vinita SharmaYou cannot bake this in normal microwave oven, if you have convection mode in that you can make it. just preheat it for 10 mins

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  18. @Aarthi

    Can u plz tell me at what temp should i preheat and how much time for the baking under convection mode or bake or normal mode??

    And if you can share more recipes using microwave.

    Thank you.

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  19. @Vinita SharmaI have mentioned all these in the recipe instruction. You have to preheat at 200 degree C. Use convection mode.

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    1. What could be a substitute of yeast.... Not getting anywhere

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  20. Alternative for yeast

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  21. Hi....we have to bake it at what temperature?

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  22. @DiviIf u have convection mode in microwave, then u can make it.or else you cannot.

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  23. Hello aarthi dear..am aarthi too...
    Wats d nearest alternativ of origano if we dnt hav any? Thnk u

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  24. Dear Arthi,I am regular follower of yr recipes. Could u post diabetic recipe s so that I will be very helpful to me

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  25. Any diabetic recipe please

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  26. Hi Arthi
    Any substitute for yeast

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  27. I need to make these for breakfast. Can I knead d dough at night.. Around 12 o clock & use it at morning 9.??? Possible?

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  28. Can I knead this dough & store overnight?

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  29. @Tergigive the dough a first rise and store in fridge

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  30. @nanzno sub for yeast, it is must in this recipe

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  31. I love your recipes! What company yeast do you use?

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  32. @Anonymousthere is no name mentioned, it is my super market branded

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