Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Pizza monkey bread

I was inspired by a post for pizza monkey bread online, so I set about to make it - Heather style!  I typically make my own pizza dough with my bread maker, but you could buy a ready-to-mix kit with the dough mix.  The important part is that you use uncooked dough NOT pre-baked pizza shells.

Pizza dough recipe for my bread maker:
1 cup water
1 Tbsp shortening (I used butter)
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 3/4 cups white flour (I used whole wheat instead)
1 1/4 tsp yeast

Combine all ingredients and set the bread maker to the dough setting.  My dough was ready in 2 hours.

Next, roll out the dough as thin a possible.  Then cut the dough into 2" squares.

Pizza fixin's - you can use whatever you like inside the pizza balls.  Don't overload it or you'll never get the ends sealed.
I used: tomato pizza sauce, cooked spicy sausage bits, caramelized diced onions, red pepper diced and shredded mozzarella cheese.

Next, dip the dough ball in a bowl of melted garlic butter and place in a bundt cake pan.  This step ensures that the pizza balls don't stick together when baked.

Bake at 400' for 30min.  Turn onto a serving dish.  Serve with warm marinara sauce (I used the leftover  pizza sauce).


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