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If you enjoy eating out and trying new restaurants, you'll find a lot of interesting information in this blog. My name is Patsy Rogers and my husband and I love going to different restaurants and eating a variety of foods. Every Saturday we eat at a different restaurant and many times we travel several miles to try a new place. We do a lot of research to find the best eating establishments and then we make plans to visit that location. In this blog, you'll learn how to find the best restaurants in your area, how to make smart menu selections and the proper etiquette for eating out. You'll also learn about the many different kinds of cuisine from around the world. I hope that you enjoy reading all about restaurants and that this blog helps to enhance your dining experience.

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How To Make Pizza Pockets With Homemade Crust

by Andy Hill

Are you looking for a delicious, finger-friendly alternative to delivery pizza? Try making these homemade pizza pockets. They're fun to dip in sauce and enjoy during game night, as a fun dinner, or as a weekend lunch option with the kids. And they're even made with a homemade crust!

Ingredients (for the crust):

  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 3 ½ cups bread flour
  • 3 teaspoons table salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 1 ½ teaspoons white sugar

Ingredients (for fillings and toppings):

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup sliced pepperoni or cooked, sliced sausage
  • 1 cup of your favorite jarred pizza sauce, plus extra for dipping
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Directions (making the crust):

Begin by pouring the water, yeast and white sugar into a large mixing bowl. Let this mixture rest until foamy (about 5 – 10 minutes). Add the olive oil, salt and 2 cups of flour. Mix until combined. Then, slowly add the remaining flour, stirring constantly until a uniform ball of dough forms. Knead this dough on low speed with a dough hook for 5 minutes. Or, turn it onto a floured surface and knead it by hand for 10 minutes.

Place the kneaded dough ball in a greased bowl, and cover it with plastic wrap. Let it rest for 1 hour or until doubled in size.

When the dough is finished resting, punch it down. Then, divide it into 24 equal balls.

Directions (assembling the pockets):

Mix the two types of cheese together in a bowl so that it is evenly distributed.

Stretch one dough ball out into a circle that measures about 6 inches across. Place a teaspoon of pizza sauce in the middle of this circle. Then, add about 2 tablespoons of grated cheese along with either 3 pieces of pepperoni or sliced sausage. Fold the circle in half, and press down around the edges to make a half-circle shaped pocket. Repeat this process for the remaining 23 pockets.

Place the pockets on a lightly greased baking sheet, and then brush them with the olive oil. Sprinkle them with the dried oregano.

Directions (baking the pockets):

Let the pockets rest for a few minutes while you preheat the oven to 375 F. Then, place the baking sheet in the oven, and bake the pockets for 15 – 18 minutes or until golden brown on top. Let cool slightly before serving with additional sauce for dipping.

To learn more, contact a company like Greg's Pizza