These are so easy, the kids can make them. I used left over pizza dough and sauce that I had on hand. You could just as easily buy the stuff for this quick and tasty snack. Think about these pizza bites the next time you are entertaining. They are sure to be a hit!
Like clockwork on the 31st of October, the clock stuck midnight. That was the end of jack-o'-lanterns, pumpkin spice, witches brooms and spooky tales. Yes, it was bye bye Halloween and hello reindeer, jingle bells, mulled wine and elves on shelves. The reality of our world.
Am I the only person that finds this sad? Am I that old fashioned that I like to wait for the dust to blow over the Halloween cobwebs before I am ready to break into Christmas carolling? I love Christmas, like I really love it. I have all my own traditions and I am already looking forward to writing out Christmas cards, baking cookies and listening to good ol' Jim Reeves. Oh and don't forget busting into that bottle of Baileys. But come on, it's the 4th of November!
You know, it a forgotten world, Christmas was special, whimsical and boasted that special charm that you could only find at Christmas time. It felt overwhelmingly special and the build up waiting to get the tree, to put out a tray of special cookies, and hear that first note of Christmas belting out on the radio gave me goosebumps. Okay, so I might have been eight and everything has that magical feeling when you are a kid. But I think there is more to it than that. I know it was more special and I feel somehow Christmas is losing it's charm.
Okay, that might be an overstatement. I am sure that many of you love Christmas so much that you want it to last forever. And that's the reason for sipping a Baileys on ice while wearing flip flops. Who knows. What do I know anyway.
Well, I have never been much of a "Let's do what everyone else is doing!" kind of person, so I will still wait for the clock to strike December before I start decking my halls. Then watch out!
In the meantime, I got these tasty little pizza bites.
Let's talk about pizza bites.
Sometimes you just get in the habit of doing something and it becomes as easy as tying your shoes. That is how I have been with making pizza. I never think twice about buying the sauce or the dough, because I know we can do a better job at home, it's far more economical and it really is easy.
Did you know that you can freeze fresh pizza dough? Well you can. Check out my Pizza Dough recipe and remember you can just pop it in the freezer when it's done and then the hard work is done when you want to dive into a delicious pizza.
These little bites came about because I had leftovers on hand from making pizza recently. Which, by the way, has turned into a bit of a weekly habit. Which also means my sneakers have been getting more use...ha!
In any case, these are so easy and tasty. I think they would go great on party buffet table even. They can easily be eaten at room temperature but they are better straight out of the oven.
Pizza Pocket Bites
Makes 12 / Prep time: 10 minutes / Cook time: 10 minutes
1 Ball pizza dough
1 Cup/240 ml pizza sauce
1 Cup/110 grams shredded mozzarella cheese
1 Teaspoon oregano
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and have ready a large baking tray.
On a clean surface, roll out the dough to approximately a large pizza size. With a 3 inch cookie cutter, cut out as many circles as you can get. I got about a dozen. Lay each circle on the baking sheet.
Using a teaspoon, place spoonfuls of the sauce in the middle of each disk. Spread it out leaving about a 1/2 cm border around the edge. Sprinkle over a little oregano and top with mozzarella cheese. Fold over into a half moon and firmly press down the edges so that it seals.
Bake for about 10 - 12 minutes or until golden and puffed. Serve straight away.
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