My mom, bless her heart and good intentions, raised my sister and I in a rather healthy household. She refused to buy junk food for us when we were kids, and so I was forced to resort to trying to trade off my apple slices for Dunkaroos at recess which, rather obviously, didn’t work out in my favour.
Don’t get me wrong. I love apples, but they just don’t really hold up to Dunkaroos in terms of flavour comparison. Not a great hustle.
Now that I’m older and have some money of my own, I’ve treated myself to some junk food delicacies that are arguably considered rights of passage in the life of a child, one such example being pizza pockets. Now that I’ve tried them and can confirm they’re fucking delicious, I thought I would share a recipe with all of you to be able to create these puppies at home. This recipe comes from thegirlonbloor.com.
- 1 ball store bought pizza dough
- 1 cup pizza sauce
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese grated
- 1/2 cup pepperoni I used turkey pepperoni
- 1/2 cup mushrooms sliced
- 1/2 green pepper diced
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- Preheat oven to 425 F.
- Roll out pizza dough until it is about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into rectangles that will easily fold over. On one half of the rectangle, spread a bit of sauce, cheese and toppings, leaving space around the edges for the dough to touch together. NOTE: you only want about 1 tbsp per topping (eg 1 tbsp mushrooms, 1 tbsp green pepper, etc.)
- Seal all edges, using a bit of water if necessary. Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 20 minutes until dough is crisp and golden. Wait 5 minutes before eating – they will be hot!
- TO FREEZE: You can also freeze pizza pockets for up to 3 months. If freezing, make sure to freeze them after you have baked them in separate freezer bags, and then microwave for 1-2 minutes to thaw. Place paper towel over pizza pocket and then microwave another 1-2 min to completely heat through. You can also freeze raw, then bake for 30-40 minutes from frozen for fresh pizza pockets,” the recipe states.
Enjoy, my friends.