The Recipe: Pizza Sticks – Brik

Okay, we’re trying something new here, and crossing our fingers that it works out. I plan on using a homemade pizza dough, but you can purchase some and just follow the baking directions.

The recipe for the dough can be found here: http://www.laurenslatest.com/fail-proof-pizza-dough-and-cheesy-garlic-bread-sticks-just-like-in-restaurants/

Basic Pizza Dough
yield: 2-12 inch pizzas, approximately 1 lb. of dough

Ingredients:
1 cup warm water
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 tablespoon honey {or sugar}
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
3 cups bread flour {give or take 1/2 cup…depending on the heat & humidity} (I used regular all purpose flour and it turned out fine)

Directions:
In a large mixing bowl, preferably that of a stand mixer, stir yeast and honey into warm water. Sit for 5-10 minutes or until bubbles form and mixture starts to foam. This tells you that the yeast is alive and kicking. Pour in salt, oil and half the flour and mix.

Once that flour is incorporated, start adding flour in bit by bit until you get the pizza dough to the consistency you want: slightly tacky, but when you touch it it doesn’t stick to your hands.

Knead until the dough should be smooth and easy to work with. And the bowl should be clean!

Lightly grease the bowl & the dough so it doesn’t dry out, cover with plastic wrap and let it rise 1-2 hours. That’s it!

Pizza Sticks

Ingredients:

Pizza dough

Pepperoni

Mozzarella Cheese

(Any other toppings you may like, tomatoes, mushrooms, etc)

Pizza Sauce

Parmesan Cheese

Italian Seasoning

Garlic Powder

Preheat oven to 500 degrees with the pan in the oven. Roll out dough in a rectangular shape. Slice into a manageable number of pieces. Having not tried this, I’m not sure what that would be, but I would guess 6 – 8 slices.Layer cheese and pepperoni (you can add the sauce here or warm it up later for dipping)on the bottom half and fold the top half over.  You can do this hot dog or hamburger style (if that makes any sense).   Twist it if you feel like it. Butter the top and sprinkle with garlic, parmesan, italian seasoning, and  mozzarella cheese. Take hot pan out of the oven and arrange pizza sticks. Bake for 10 minutes or until done. I haven’t tried this yet, so it may need longer.  EDIT: I ended up baking for 12 minutes.The time and temperature are according to my recipe for the dough. Follow the temperature and baking times on whatever dough you use. Heating the pan in the oven before hand was also part of the baking directions for this dough.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. milesapartheartstogether
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 17:37:44

    These turned out really well, and the family enjoyed them, but Jeremy prefers Calzones, so that’s probably what we’ll stick with.

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  2. milesapartheartstogether
    Sep 20, 2012 @ 01:50:21

    This was so good! It’s a great family recipe, and the dough is perfect. They end up being a lot bigger than you think they will be when you are preparing them. 4 stars. *Amanda*

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