Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pizza Rolls/Mexican Cheese Rolls

I found this recipe a while back over at Coleen's Recipes. I knew I needed to try them out. I made these a couple months ago and they were so good. My whole family loved them!!! The good thing about them is that they are so versatile. You can put just about anything you like in the middle of them from pizza toppings to ham and cheese or taco meat and cheese(our favorite way actually) They can be reheated in the oven the next day and are still very tasty.

Pizza Rolls/Mexican Cheese Rolls
3/4 cup very warm water
1/2 cup sweentened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
1/4 cup oil
2 T. sugar
1 large egg (room temp)
3 1/2 cups flour
2 T. yeast
1 tsp salt
Mix the warm water(hottest out of your tap) with the sweetened condensed milk, vegetable oil and sugar and salt. The hot tap water will cool down in temp. once it is mixed with the oil and milk. Next whisk in the egg and yeast(if using active dry) Let this sit for several minutes until the active dry yeast looks well dissolved. If using instant yeast(like i do) then mix the yeast with the flour and add the flour/yeast mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until smooth. Knead for about 5 minutes. Place in a greased or oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let this sit at room temp. for about 1 hour or until double in size. Remove from the bowl and cut into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into and 8 inch circle. For the pizza filling, put about 1/4 cup cheese in the center of the circle, top with a little pizza sauce and some toppings. For the Taco one:place cheese and taco meat in the center. For the Ham and Cheese:put ham and cheese in the middle of the circle.
These were easier to shape if you sit the 8 inch circle in a cereal bowl before you add the toppings. Draw up the edges of the dough and pinch them together. Place seam side down on a greased cookie sheet. Cover and let sit for about 20 minutes. bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Brush them with butter when they come out of oven. Serve with more pizza sauce, ranch, salsa or whatever you like dipping things in.

Note:for the pizza filling:it helps if you saute the peperoni and sausage to render the fat before placing in the dough. It keeps them from getting to greasy and soggy while baking.

Taco meat one with beef and black beans. These ones were our favorite!!!


Coleen's Recipes said...

I'm so glad your family liked these. I've even made them with ham & eggs in them.

Stacy said...

These look so delicious!

Aubrey said...

mmm...we love making some similar to these. I like to freeze them and then micro them for 1 min. for a quick lunch. it's like a hotpocket...except healthier and tastier and minus the gastrointestinal problems...