Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Pizza Buns

To make pizza buns, I use:
the French Bread recipe
pizza or spaghetti sauce
grated cheese (approx 4 cups)
a few tbsp of bacon bits (optional)
dried basil and oregano (approx 1 tsp each)

Roll out as for French bread. Spread lightly with sauce. Cover with grated cheese, bacon bits, oregano and basil.
Roll up jelly roll style. Cut into 1 inch slices.
Place on greased or “parchment paper” lined cookie sheet.
Cover with tea towl and plastic. Let rise about half an hour or until they look puffy.
Bake at 375F about 15 min.

Enjoy warm or cold. Good substitute for a quick sandwich.

54 comments:

  1. beyond belief...you mean I can actually use the same dough for all of that..wow...this baking stuff. I think I am beginning to realize I CAN bake! You all make it soooo easy. Thanks for another winner!

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  2. I love you enthusiasm, Trish! When you've made someone smile, the day is not wasted, is it?

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  3. Now these I've never made, shoot, I was going to make the taco salad for lunch tomorrow but now these look so good, I know pizza buns for lunch and taco salad for dinner. .. done deal. They looks so fantastic!

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  4. That looks marvelous!

    Again, beautiful pictures, too!

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  5. This looks really good. I'll probably cheat the first time, maybe second time and use frozen dough until I get inspired like Trish and decide I can bake bread
    :0)

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  6. These have been a favourite at our house for years. I used to make them for my kids' school lunches - just pop a frozen bun in the lunchbag in the morning and they were thawed by lunchtime. I use sliced pizza meats - ham, pepperoni and salami and toss on a few chopped peppers before sprinkling the cheese and rolling them up. Annaliese, you're a cook after my own heart.

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  7. Pizza buns sound so good. But like Bev said, those were in our school days. That really gives away our age.
    Anyways those are so delicous.
    Confession, I went to Hofstede's and bought some, because the are best to home made and I had no time last week.

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  8. Sorry about my spelling mistakes.
    Yikes, I'm too tired.

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  9. yum yum yum yum yummmmmm!! Your recipes and pictures are wonderful. I can't wait to make the pizza breads..mmmmmm..

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  10. Wow, those look good! I will be trying these for sure!

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  11. I made these last week and they ARE wonderful.
    I am going to make another batch today hoping I can hide them in the freezer for school lunches :)

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  12. I think I just found what I'm making for supper tonight :)

    Are these easy to freeze and reheat later?

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  13. I've just started making these, for the chicken and the tinkerbell that I'm expecting to stop by later. . .they are so yummy. Thank you Anneliese, for this easy peasy treat recipe.

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  14. I am always looking for neat treats to feed my 'hungry' bible study group! This is perfect!

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  15. I missed Tiffany's question about freezing and reheating these buns.
    Yes, I freeze them and wrap the frozen buns in aluminum foil to reheat. Taste just as good! But I do everything in the oven, since I don't use a microwave. Maybe that would work too. They're not bad just thawed, if you wish to pack them for a school lunch. My granddaughter thought she had a very tasty treat when I did this.

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  16. I just made these... DELICIOUS!!! I used half all-purpose flour, and 1/4 whole wheat, and 1/4 multigrain. I will be making these again!!!

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  17. I'm so excited I found this site and have made a few very yummy recipes and hope to make many more. I really want to try this one, I know my children will love it. This is a dumb question but do you let the buns raise again after you roll them up or do you bake them right away? Thanks!

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  18. That is a good question and I can't believe I omitted to say that you have to let them rise again - about half hour or so, covered with a towel and platic bag. I will do the edit now. Thanks!

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  19. Thank you Anneliese.. and thanks for answering so fast. I might still be able to have these for supper tonight. I kind of figured you did, but not that great of a baker to know for sure!

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  20. Thank you for such an easy & wonderful recipe! I rolled out my dough into small pizza circles and it still turned out fab! :)

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  21. I made these yesterday and they turned out just like the picture and oh, so tasty!
    thanks for sharing.

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  22. These look absolutely amazing! I'm going to try them tonight!

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  23. these look soooo good!!!! I will definitly be watching your blog LOL

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  24. Wow! Do I love making these! I used my own french bread recipe, and took them along for "a day at the lake" this summer. I also taught a cooking class to a group of 9 international ladies just recently. I taught them this, along with my own red pepper soup. I chose this recipe because it was inexpensive to make and would go a long way for these international families that may not have many resources. Thanks for posting these pizza rolls

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  25. I love that you taught this to a class of International ladies! I have done volunteer English lessons and had ladies over - they are so appreciative and fun! Thanks!

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  26. My search to find a recipe for pizza Buns for my own husband and son led me to your wonderful web site. I made the Pizza Buns and WOW !! Instant hit here. Gave some to my girlfriend for her son and ... well lets just say there will be a baking session over at her place on pay day. The pics are beautiful and the hints from the cook and the feedback is fantastic.

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  27. Hello-
    I love this blog and have made many of the wonderful recipes posted here-thanks to all of you!

    A question-
    I can only find rapid rise yeast in the stores here. I think it is the same as instant? The packets contain about 2 1/4 tsp. of yeast. Should I still use 2 Tbls. or just the 2 packets?
    Thanks again!

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  28. To answer the previous question ... you can try using just 1 pkg. Your bread will not be spoiled. If you find it takes more than 1/2 hour to rise to double in size or is quite dense ... use two pkgs next time. If the yeast if fresh, I don't think the amount is critical. Be sure to read the label for any extra tips.

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  29. This is a great recipe for 'queen'agers and adults alike in our house! I use 3 Tbsp honey instead of sugar, and 2 cups of whole wheat flour and the rest white flour in the french bread recipe - just to try to increase the healthiness factor. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

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  30. These are simple and delicious. I made them once before and they were so light and fluffy, I just knew I'd be making them again.

    Tonight I used 1/2 the dough and spread garlic butter and cheddar cheese to go along with our spaghetti supper. Yum!

    The other half is pizza buns and currently smelling delicious while baking in the oven for lunches and snacks.

    Before I was afraid of making bread dough, with all the mixing, kneading and rising. Thank you for posting this. It is so simple and concise, and so very delicious.

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  31. i just want to say thank you for making this site. these pizza buns were absolutly awesome! i made half with bacon for my boyfriend and half just cheese for me ( as im a vegetarian). the recipe was so easy to follow. ill definatly be back to try more things off this site! thanks again!

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  32. Brilliant!! Can't believe I didn't think of that ;) SOOO good. Thanks! (from a fellow Menno girl in Manitoba, Canada) Pop in some time at www.littleminute.blogspot.com

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  33. We are really enjoying these. Thanks for posting!

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  34. Thank you so much for this and the million other recipes I have "borrowed" from your blog=) This one is a family favorite now, I can never make a big enough batch for it last until lunch the next day.

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  35. These turned out so good! Can't wait to use the french bread recipe for bread!

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  36. This recipe has become part of my Saturday morning routine. Thanks to this blog I've made buns, pizza buns, cinnamon buns, cookies, summa borscht...the list goes on and on....I decided it was time to say THANK YOU! You ladies rock!!

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  37. You guys are my fav's we love love love these pizza buns they are favourite lunch mate and Sunday night cook.

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  38. Great recipe. Thank you for a great resource. I posted your buns at http://livelearnlove226.blogspot.com/2010/11/pizza-tips-and-pizza-buns.html

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  39. Wow, these pizza buns are so easy to make. I love this and so do my kids.
    Thanks so much.
    Doreen

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  40. I have been looking at this recipe all week and finally tried it this weekend; they are very good. Used my bread machine to make the dough.

    Put aluminum foil on the baking pan and greased it; a few of the buns stuck, so next time I'll use more grease or try the parchment paper.

    Thanks so much; this was an easy recipe to follow!

    Peggy

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  41. I'm making these today, can't wait! I haven't had them since last Summer... it's a crime, really

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  42. I started making pizza buns after a few tips from my son's friend who worked at a grocery store. Haven't tried it with French bread dough, but will do that. Pizza pepperoni along with the sauce and cheese is really good too. I bag each bun in a sandwich bag (not environmentally friendly, but really convenient) and then store them in a container in the freezer. My boys just grab what they want for their lunches. Certainly has made my life easier! Just found your website - what a treasure!!

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  43. just made these and they were absolutely delicious!! thank you so much for the recipe! definitely going to be making these more often. Do you think they could be freezer friendly or would they go bad? Any thoughts on this would be appreciated! Thanks again!! :)

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  44. Yes... I freeze them. No problem. They make great lunches (thawed out - cold) but you can also wrap them in foil and put them in the oven for a bit to heat through.

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  45. Just made these this morning. Didn't have time to let everything rise & bake in the heat of the day yesterday. So made it all, wrapped the jelly roll (filling & all) stored in my fridge until today. Pulled out early this morning, unwrapped & while oven was heating up, let them rise on stove top. As per suggestion from a friend that showed me this recipe, I put the dried oregano & basil in the dough. I used all whole wheat flour with traditional yeast & it turned out fine. Next time I want to try fresh basil, tomatoes, red onion & feta as a filling!

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  46. My daughter made these "yummy" buns for our camping trip!...thanks. re-posted your recipe...
    http://atraceofgrace.blogspot.ca/2012/07/family-time-camping-at-st-malo.html

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  47. i love this recipe!! your site too - everything is so simple but totally AMAZING!!

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  48. Yumm! I am making these for supper! Thank you!!!

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  49. I just wanted to say how much I LOVE this recipe! It's a big hit in my home, and everyone who tries them loves them!! Thank you so much for making it so easy to make other's smile and enjoy a delicious pizza bun!!

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  50. Where can I find a Mennonite girl who can cook? ;-)

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  51. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I have made this twice using my homemade basil spaghetti sauce, bacon bits and shredded cheese. A hit with the family.

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  52. I made these today, they were delicious and will be perfect to keep in the freezer for the kids & my husband for lunch and snacks! Thanks for the recipe!

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  53. I used to make this type of bun years back, and had lost my recipe. I scoured the internet and for awhile could only find those that used Pillsbury dough...I wanted one from scratch and a healthier option. We've made these twice now and the second time we doubled the recipe. The kids and hubby love them and want them more often. We've eaten them hot out of the oven and cold the next day in lunches, my little guy eats one hot and one cold in his lunch! We add a few more ingredients to the inside (peppers, 3 types of meat, onions, spices, mozzarella). Next time we're going to just do sauce, ground beef (pre-cooked), spices and cheese and try it a different way. The dough is amazing, best I've had. Hubby especially likes it, we're going to experiment and try some different things with it too...pizza, just make a loaf (like you suggested above), dinner buns, garlic bread just to list a few. I'll be keeping this recipe on hand for the many years to come. I've shared it with my Mom and a few friends too. Thanks so much for sharing it. Happy 2014 to you and your family.

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