Pepperoni Sticks and Pizza Pretzels
This is an all time fan favorite! At least in my household. These are really simple to make and kids can help. Perfect for school lunches, late night hunger or appetizers for unexpected guests.
1 1/8 cups of warm water
1 tablesspoon yeast
1/4 cup sugar
add first three ingredients to breadmaker and leave for 3 or 4 min
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup shortening
3 1/2 cups flour
NOW THE HOW TO
Once your dough is ready, preheat your oven to 250 degrees and turn off when heated. Place an oven safe dish in the oven filled with water. This will help your dough to rise and keep it moist.
This dough recipe will easily make 2 dozen lunch size sticks or 4 dozen snack size
Slice pepperoni sticks in half. Then slice in half lengthwise. Each pepperoni stick yields 4 lunch size sticks.
Cut dough into 24 equal pieces. Roll dough out like a long snake. Wrap dough around the pepperoni stick on an angle. (like you’d see a peppermint stick or twisted ribbon or a barbershop sign 🙂
You don’t have to cover all the stick. Spaces inbetween the dough will fill in once the dough rises again.
Pinch ends together and roll pepperoni stick on table to smooth out dough (you can roll it in cheese if you want for a change)
Place wrapped pepperoni in oven on greased and floured cookie sheets (be sure your oven is off at this point) and let rise 20 to 30 min or until dough has doubled in size
Remove from oven and preheat oven to 375 degrees
Cook 5 to 10 min depending on size. Once the dough is nicely brown, they are ready.
To keep dough soft, brush with melted butter while still hot.
These freeze extremely well!
*NOTE Don’t have pepperoni sticks? Just roll dough out in cheese and make cheese sticks instead!
Roll dough out as described above (in pepperoni sticks)
Be sure to pre-heat your oven to 250 degrees and turn off when heated. Place an oven safe dish in the oven filled with water. This will help your dough to rise and keep it moist.
Twist dough into pretzel shapes or the intitial of your child. Any shape you like
Your favorite pizza sauce OR mix the following ingredients
1 small can of tomato sauce
1 or 2 cloves of crushed garlic
1/2 tsp of italian seasoning
Brush sauce on rolled pretzels and put on greased and floured cookie sheet.
Let rise 20 – 30 minutes or until dough has doubled in size
Remove from oven and preheat to 375 degrees. Cook for 7 to 10 minutes or until nicely browned
Brush with melted butter once removed from oven to keep dough soft.