These pizza rolls can be baked and frozen for up to two months. Remove from the freezer and let thaw, or wrap in aluminum foil and reheat in a 350 degree F / 176 degree C oven until heated through - about 15 minutes.
Author: Mary Gillespie
1-1/2cups/ 375 ml all-purpose flour
1-1/2cups/ 375 ml whole wheat flour
1/4cup/ 60 ml ground flaxyou can substitute cornmeal or wheat germ
1tablespoon/ 15 ml rapid-riseor instant yeast
1tablespoon/ 15 ml sugar
1teaspoon/ 5 ml salt
1cup/ 250 ml hot water
2tablespoons/ 30 ml olive oil
1tablespoon/ 15 ml lemon juice
1/4cup/ 60 ml cornmeal
16 oz / 170 g can tomato paste
1tablespoon/ 15 ml balsamic vinegar
1-1/2teaspoons/ 7.5 ml brown sugar
1teaspoon/ 5 ml oregano
1teaspoon/ 5 ml basil
1teaspoon/ 5 ml dried parsleyor 1 tablespoon / 15 ml fresh chopped parsley
1tablespoon/ 15 ml dried onion flakes
1/2teaspoon/ 2.5 ml garlic powder
1/4teaspoon/ 1.25 ml ground pepper
1/4teaspoon/ 1.25 ml chili pepper flakesoptional
1-1/4cups/ 310 ml grated mozzarella cheese
1/4cup/ 60 ml grated Parmesan cheese
To make the dough:
Stir together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, flax, yeast, sugar, and salt. Add hot water, oil and lemon juice and stir until dough forms a soft ball. Add additional water if needed to moisten all the flour. Add 1 tablespoon / 15 ml at a time and repeat as needed to form a soft ball of dough.
Sprinkle cornmeal on counter or cutting board. Put the dough on the board and knead for a few minutes until dough is smooth.
Cover dough and let it sit while you prepare the sauce. Let dough rise for 25-30 minutes.
Mix all the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl and stir until blended.
To assemble rolls:
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Sprinkle your rolling surface with cornmeal and roll dough out into a 12x16 inch / 30x40 cm rectangle.
Spread the dough evenly with the sauce using a spatula or knife to smooth it as close to the edges as possible. Sprinkle the grated mozzarella over evenly.
Roll the dough along the long side. You will have a 16-inch / 40 cm roll.
Cut the dough into twelve equal slices. (I find it easiest to get even pieces if I cut it in half, then cut each half into two pieces, then cut each of the pieces into three.)
Place the rolls on the lined baking sheet. Sprinkle each roll with 1 teaspoon of grated Parmesan.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F / 204 degrees C. Let the rolls rise on the counter while the oven preheats.
When the oven is heated, bake the rolls for 25-30 minutes.