Pepperoni or Mushroom Cheese Pizza Pockets
Pizza Pocket Dough
*1 1/2 cups warm Water, 110 *F.
*2 1/2 teaspoons Instant Dry Yeast
*1 tablespoon Granulated Sugar
*4 cups Bread Flour, more if needed, sifted
*2 teaspoons Sea Salt or Kosher Salt
*3 tablespoon Extra Light Olive Oil
*1 tablespoon Honey
*1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
*1 beaten Egg, egg wash
In a stand mixer bowl add the water, yeast, sugar and allow to rise until bubbly. Using a dough hook add two cups of the flour to the yeast mixture on medium-low. Then add salt, garlic powder and drizzle in oil and honey.
Slowly add the remaining flour adding more to make a slightly sticky ball, mixing about 5-8 minutes.
Remove the mixing bowl with dough from mixer and cover with a damp dish flour cloth and allow the dough to rise until double in bulk about 1 hour.
Roll out the dough onto a floured surface. Cut the dough with a rotary cutter into rectangular shapes or use cookie (large) cutters square, rectangular or round. You will need to dough shapes for each pizza pocket. Fill them with the below fillings or fillings of your choice.
After filling the very center of a cut shape with filling choices, place a second cut shape of the same size on top of the first center filled dough shape. Seal around the edges of the enclosed pocket with a fork.
Place closed pizza pockets using a large tuner to lift on a Silpat covered 1/2 baking sheet and brush with the egg wash.
Bake in a pre-heated 450*F. oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Stuffed Mushroom Cheese:
*2-3 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil
*1/2 small onion, diced small
*2 cloves of garlic, pressed or minced
*1 16 ounce container Whole Baby Bella Mushrooms, sliced
*3 tablespoons White Cooking Wine
*Goat Cheese or Feta Cheese, crumbled (Goat cheese has a strong flavor so use sparingly) use as desired
*Sea Salt or Black Ground Pepper, to taste
*Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, small slices
Sauté the onions and garlic for 2-3 minutes adding the garlic the last-minute of sautéing. Add the sliced mushrooms and sauté for about 3-4 minutes and add cooking wine, cook the mushrooms until tender.
Layer dough cut pocket with slice of mozzarella, mushroom and goat or feta crumble cheese. See above.
Stuffed Pepperoni Filling:
*Thick Spaghetti Sauce
*Mozzarella, Sliced or grated
*8 Pepperoni Minis
Optional meat fillings:
*4 ounces cooked Turkey Sausage
*Any other meats as desired like Canadian bacon, cooked chopped bacon and Taco Seasoned cooked Hamburger.
Layer in center of cut bottom dough pocket shape, in the center of dough starting with sauce, mozzarella and pepperoni or a variety of meats. Add second cut dough top. See above.