Pepperoni Pizza Scrolls!

My weakest area, I admit, is my 11 year old son. The most difficult front at home when it comes to satisfying the hunger pangs. I go out of focus, if I have no plans about his food and providing him with what he likes and I keep running about in the kitchen with more frenzy than enthusiasm. And, time and again, this is one food that has always brought a smile on his face, how much ever often it is presented at the table! Pizza Scrolls. Pepperoni Pizza Scrolls.

I do not want to limit these scrolls to 'kid's stuff'. Eating, should be done with pleasure than guilt, so don't be hedged about what should or should not be. Food is food, and everyone need to take the pleasure of it!

Self Raising Flour - 2 cups
Salt - 1 1/2 teaspoons
Softened Butter - 30 grams
Milk - 180 ml
Store-Bought Pizza Sauce - 1/4 cup (I used the regular Prego brand)
Italian Herb Blend - 2 teaspoons
Pepperoni Slices - 100 grams
Mozzarella Cheese - 1 to 1 1/2 cups

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.
Grease an oven proof pan and keep aside.
Place the flour and salt in a bowl and use your fingers to rub butter into the flour mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs.
Stir in the milk and knead it into a soft, sticky dough.
Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and using a rolling pin, roll out to form a rectangle (or a circle, don't bother too much about shapes!)
Using the back of a spoon, spread the tomato paste all over as the base.
Sprinkle the herbs evenly over the base.
Top with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. (While making this today, I forgot to add the cheese and proceeded with the recipe. That is why you don't see the cheese in the process pictures. I realised this before putting them into the oven, opened each one and put in the cheese:-)
Starting from one of the long sides, roll the dough tightly (picture 13). Trim the edges.
Using a knife, cut the roll carefully into 12 even slices.
Place the slices, cut side facing up, in a single layer, in the prepared pan.
Bake the scroll slices, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until browned lightly.

Lovely one hour job and a treat for pizza lovers!
You can play around with the ingredients, opt out of pepperoni, add red pepper, chicken mince, or whatever sounds good to you. It all depends on what your kitchen is equipped with. I would never allow my kitchen to run out of Prego sauce, mozzarella cheese and pepperoni though! You have these... and the Italian culinary kingdom is yours!

And you would have to agree: never has a quick meal tasted so spectacular. Kids or not. Stress-free (you never did any chopping, did you?) and quick (Prego, cheese and pepperoni were store bought. Buy and refrigerate them!). Life is beautiful.

Lots of love and happiness:)


Priya said…
Happy new year wishes to you and your family.

Incredible pizza scrolls,drooling here.
Sangeeta Madhav said…
Thanks so much Priya! Happy new year to you and family too!
Sangeeta Madhav said…
Thanks so much Priya! Happy new year to you and family too!

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