When I saw this pizza bites in Hesti’s Kitchen, I was excited to give it a try. It looked soooo cute. We like pizza in this family and I’ve made pizza so many times. Of course I was happy when I saw this. It looked different. And I immediately gave it a try.
The tricky part was only when putting the filling in the dough and then shape it into a ball again. You have to be really careful not to put too much sauce in it. Otherwise you’ll have wet pizza with soggy bread. Who wants pizza like that? I don’t. So have to be a bit wise with the filling.
- 500g all purpose flour
- 60g sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 60ml olive oil
- 2 tsp dry yeast
- 250ml warm water
You can use pretty much anything you like for the filling (just how you like your normal pizza). But here I use,
- paprika, sliced
- onion, sliced
- mushroom, sliced
- tomato sauce
- oregano & parmesan for topping
- For the bread: mix all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. If you use standing mixer, turn on the mixer with low speed and pour the water slowly.
- Then pour the oil, knead for 5 minutes (by mixer) or 7 to 10 minutes by hands.
- Let it rest to rise for at least 30 minutes or until the dough doubled in size.
- For the filling: mix paprika, onion and mushroom in tomato sauce. Set aside.
- Divide the dough into 15 pieces, form a ball, flatten it and fill with tomato sauce mixture and 2 pieces of salami. Place it in your baking tray / dish.
- Repeat the process. And let it rise again until almost doubled in size.
- Preheat your oven to 180 C.
- Brush the pizzas with milk (gently), and sprinkle some parmesan and oregano on top. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve warm.
The result was really good. The bread is moist and fluffy (love it!) and the filling is just enough to give it a pizza-y kind of feeling. Good for parties too, and by shaping them like this, it’ll stay warm longer than the normal pizza.