Say whatever you want about freshly baked breads and cakes, but I feel that time saved in baking from scratch, can be well utilized cooking good food! Those of you who are elegant bakers at heart will surely disagree with me. But I'm forgiven since baking is not something I get my hands into. It never has been something that trickled my energy levels and imagination. I'm more into plain old cooking - just the stove-top and my pots and pans!
This gives me the liberty to use and enjoy readymade doughs and mixes to come up with delectable treats in minutes that fill my home with almost the same aroma as freshly baked bread that was created from step one. I love the way I can wake up lazily on Saunday mornings and aromatize my home with fresh baked cinnamon rolls right out of a can, that too in a matter of minutes!
To accompany the wonderfully comforting pasta dish, i decided to make pizza rolls. I remember buying these rolls from my favourite baker when I was in Bangalore, India. It was best when fresh from the oven, with the portion size just right enough to fill you up but not stuff you with that super-cheesy feeling.
So I took the roll of store-bought pizza dough waiting eagerly in my fridge and got to work. The dough was big enough to make 6-8 large-sized pizza rolls, which was too many for just the two of us. So I did the next best thing - diveide the dough into two!
With one half, I made these delicious pizza rolls. You can make them real big to serve as part of a meal; or make tiny ones that would look just as delightful to be served as appertizers. Personally, I like a big bite of it!
Pizza dough (I use store-bought ones to make 6 large rolls; use as much as use one depending on the size and number of rolls you want to make)
4 tbsp pizza sauce
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 grated mozzarella cheese
Spread out the pizza dough to form a rectangular shape.
Mix pizza sauce with diced bell peppers and spread evenly on the dough. Tightly roll up the dough and cut into 1-inch thick pieces.
Lay down each piece flat on a baking sheet, and sprinkle dried oregano and mozzarella cheese on top.
Bake till dough is cooked through and cheese starts to brown.