If you think there’s nothing better than frozen pizza snacks, Food Network star Molly Yeh’s pepperoni pastries might surprise you.
Yeh’s recipe is everything you love about frozen pepperoni pizza, but with ingredients you can pronounce.
Molly Yeh’s pizza dough is made in a delicious puff pastry
The Molly on the beach The author’s recipe calls for ricotta and mozzarella cheeses, all-purpose flour, oregano, chopped green pepper, eggs, thawed puff pastry, pizza sauce, mini pepperoni, and your toppings of favorite pizzas.
“This is a homemade version of the pizza pockets I would eat almost every day after school, which have a cheesy melty filling and salty pepperoni encased in a buttery flaky blanket,” Yeh explains in the Food Network video, below, for this Recipe.
Yeh’s snacks are easy to prepare
Cheeses, flour, salt, oregano, pepper, chopped green pepper and an egg are combined in a large bowl. Note that Yeh adds grated parmesan cheese to this mixture in the video.
Now it’s time to roll out the puff pastry to “10 by 15 inches”. Yeh notes that it’s important to keep extra all-purpose flour on hand in case the dough “gets sticky.”
The puff pastry is cut into six equal square portions, then placed on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
A “spoon” of the cheese combination is placed in each square, in one corner, making sure to leave “a 3/4 inch border”.
At this point, the Culinary Personality adds sauce to the top of each mound of cheese creating what she calls a “well”, where the sauce will sit. Add the mini pepperoni (and whatever else you like on your pizza), brush the edges of each pastry square with egg wash, fold over the pastry and press down with a fork to seal the edges. Top each pastry with more egg wash and these snacks are ready to store in the fridge for about half an hour.
Once they’ve cooled, it’s time to bake them in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes.
Yeh adds that it’s okay “if some of them open at the seams during cooking; it’s part of their rustic charm.”
She suggests serving these handheld snacks with more sauce for dipping.
Get the full recipe, video and reviews on the Food Network site.
Critics loved Yeh’s fun to make and eat pizzas
There aren’t too many people who don’t like pizza, and Molly Yeh’s pizza snacks aren’t just delicious; they’re also irresistible, as noted by reviews on the Food Network site.
“Great recipe! Made for my kid and his friends and everyone loved them. Molly is right that they taste just as good cold the next morning!” wrote one home cook.
Another reviewer added, “Really easy and a great lunch or dinner with a salad. Everyone wanted extra pizza sauce with a little warmed up hot sauce for dipping. I’ve made it twice now and will try Italian sausage again instead of pepperoni.
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