Could you resist one of these cheesy pull apart pizza bread rolls? Stuffed with chorizo and cheese, they are perfect served with soup but just as tasty as a meal in themselves!
I always enjoy the challenge of trying a new recipe and when I first made these I was delighted with the result. If you love pizza and you love homemade bread then these pizza bread rolls are some thing you need to make!
They are are simply soft white bread rolls stuffed with cheese and chorizo. Again, if you love cheese and chorizo you will also love them!
They are yummy - all the flavours of a pizza but in a bread roll. There are so many filling variations that could be made too. Whatever you like in your pizza I challenge you to put inside some of these rolls!
What ingredients do you need to make pizza bread rolls?
- Strong white bread flour - You need strong flour as it has more gluten in and so is more elastic. This helps the bread to rise better and stay softer.
- Fast action dried yeast
- Olive oil
- Warm water
- Chorizo - Pepperoni is a great substitute and if you love pepperoni pizza then definitely the way to go!
- Cheese - Cheddar or mozzarella are both great for this.
- Garlic - Fresh crushed garlic works best
- Parmesan cheese - this is for grating on top of the rolls and giving them a slightly crispy cheesy coating.
How do you make the dough?
I often use a food mixer with a dough hook to make the dough as it just makes it a little easier than kneading them by hand.
A bread maker also works well just for making the dough.
If you don't have a food mixer or bread maker just combine the ingredients and knead by hand for about 10 minutes. Once the dough becomes very stretchy it is ready. You can then leave it to rise in a covered bowl.
How can you adapt these pizza bread rolls?
As I said earlier, pepperoni is a great substitute for the chorizo but you could also use any kind of ham or other cured meats.
Cheddar and mozzarella are both delicious inside these bread rolls but there's no reason not to use another melty cheese.
Instead of brushing plain garlic butter on the rolls, you could add some chopped fresh herbs to the butter to make a herby butter. It would make the rolls even more tasty!
What can you serve with these pull apart pizza rolls?
I served the rolls with my favourite simple tomato soup. It's a recipe that I just keep coming back to. You could serve them with pizza sauce and dip them in it but I felt like having more tomato than that.
Honestly, I think a tomato soup is the perfect accompaniment.
It is also possible to put the tomato inside the pizza rolls like in this recipe!
How long do they last?
Like pizza, these rolls are definitely a recipe that is best eaten fresh from the oven!
However, they will keep for about 2 days in an airtight container. It's best to splash them with a little water and reheat them in the oven again before eating so the cheese melts again.
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Pull Apart Pizza Bread Rolls
- 250 g strong white bread flour
- 7 g fast action dried yeast
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 150-200 ml warm water
- 8 slices chorizo or pepperoni
- 80 g cheese
- 20 g butter melted
- 1 garlic clove crushed
- 2 tbsp parmesan cheese grated
- Put the flour, salt and yeast in a mixing bowl with a dough hook. Add the oil and start the mixer.
- Pour in about ⅔ of the water slowly. Keep adding a little more until a smooth dough forms.
- Then continue to knead it in the mixer with the dough hook for 5 minutes.
- Put the dough in a lightly oiled basin and cover with cling film or a damp tea towel. Leave for about 30 minutes.
- Cut the dough into equal sized pieces about golf ball sized.
- Flatten each piece of dough. Put a slice of chorizo or pepperoni in the middle with a piece of cheese on the top and then fold the dough around it.
- Place the rolls in a lightly oiled oven-proof dish with the seam underneath. Leave a small gap between each ball of dough - they will rise in the oven and join together again.
- Mix the crushed garlic into the melted butter and then brush the top of the rolls with the melted butter. Then sprinkle with the grated parmesan.
- Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 180°C. Serve with tomato soup.
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