Pizza Dough Cocktail Snacks - Recipe
Pizza Dough Cocktail Snacks are a delicious oven baked treat based on the best Italian flavors. This recipe shows how to prepare original finger food snacks to serve at parties, birthdays and other occasions. A sure success.
- Level: Medium
- Preparation time: 30 minutes
- Total time: 120 minutes
- Yield: 12 servings
Salt (For the dough)1 tsp
Water (For the dough)1 cup
Preparing the Pizza Dough:
A detailed description on how to prepare homemade Pizza dough can be found at the following link: How to make Pizza dough ↪. Pizza dough can also be bought frozen or fresh in most supermarkets, bakery and specialty stores.
Mix together bread flour, sugar, salt, yeast in a large bowl. Mix well. Add the oil and water.
Knead until you obtain an homogeneous dough. Form a ball and let rest for at least 30 minutes.
Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into 5 layers of about 1/5 inches of height each.
Preparing the Pizza Dough Cocktail Snacks:
Pepperoni Hug Cocktail Snacks
Cut one layer in 2 inches wide squares. Cut now each square in halves obtaining triangular pieces.
Lay onto each of them a small piece of mozzarella cheese and a slice of pepperoni sausage on top. If desired you can add also some tomato sauce mixed with oregano.
Join the 2 more distant corners over the filling to obtain the final shape for your snacks. Close and seal well the corner tips pressing with your fingers.
Caper Pearl Cocktail Snacks
Cut one layer in 3 inches wide squares. Fill each square with some capers. Form small pizza balls folding the dough around the capers and then knead trying to keep the capers inside.
Roll each ball in coarse salt crystals to coat the outer surfaces of each pearl.
Herbed Ring Cocktail Snacks
Sprinkle uniformly on top of one layer of flattened pizza dough coarse salt, rosemary and sage. Fold the layer of pizza dough to entrap the herbs on the inside.
Obtain long strips, 1/3 inch wide and 3 inches long, cutting them from the pizza dough layer. Form a rod from each strip and close the extremities forming a ring. The Herbed Ring cocktail pizza snacks are now ready to be baked.
Pizza Medallion Cocktail Snacks
Form the medallions cutting a pizza layer in 1 inch diameter circles.
Season the tomato sauce by mixing it with some oregano. Adjust with salt if desired. Top each pizza medallion with half teaspoon of tomato sauce.
Lay a small piece of mozzarella cheese on top of each mini pizza and bake your snacks as described below.
Spicy Ribbon Cocktail Snacks
Sprinkle uniformly on top of a pizza dough layer some spicy red crushed peppers. Fold the layer of pizza dough to enclose the spicy pepper inside.
Cut 1/3 inch wide and 3 inches long strips from the dough. Close each piece forming a ribbon. Fold the dough on itself so that it intersects forming a loop and leaving 1/2 inch of each ends loose.
Baking and Serving:
Shape and fill your pizza snacks following the simple suggestions above or according to your preference.
Lightly grease a baking tray or use wax paper. Lay the pizza cocktail snacks at least 1/2 inch apart to avoid them sticking together while baking.
Cook in the previously pre-heated oven at 400F for about 10 minutes or until slightly golden-brown. Do not overcook to maintain them crispy but not fry and burnt.
The cocktail snacks are now ready, Transfer in a serving tray and serve when still warm.