Spicy Pepperoni Pinwheels for Progressive Eats
For the Dough
- 4.25 oz room temperature water
- 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian herb blend, (your favorite)
- 7.4 oz bread flour
- 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
For the Spicy Pepperoni Pinwheels
- All the dough
- about 100 slices your favorite spicy pepperoni
- 4 Tablespoons your favorite marinara or pizza sauce, (homemade or store-bought) plus more for dipping
- 4 Tablespoons fresh mozzarella chopped in very small pieces, (you can also use shredded part-skim mozzarella, if you prefer.)
For the Pizza Sauce
- In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, add all the ingredients to your mixer in the order listed.
- Turn on the mixer to low speed and mix until all the flour is incorporated.
- Turn the speed up to medium-low to medium speed and knead until the dough is soft, smooth and very stretchy, about 10 minutes. The dough should completely clear the sides and bottom of the bowl.
- Form the dough into a ball, put it back in the mixer bowl, brush it with some olive oil or spray with a bit of pan spray.
- Cover and let rise in a warm spot until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
- Press the gases out the dough and divide into 12 even pieces of about 1 oz each.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll each ball into a 9" rope and then flatten it so you have a long, thin rectangle about 1" tall and 9" wide. It does not have to be perfect.
- Spread about 1 teaspoon of marinara or pizza sauce all along the center of the strip of dough.
- Place a whole slice of pepperoni at one end of the dough. The "bottom" of the pepperoni should be even with the bottom of the strip of dough. The top of the pepperoni should peek over the top of your dough rectangle.
- Overlap 7-8 more slices of pepperoni by about 1/2 so you end up with a strip of dough covered by round shingles of pepperoni.
- Scatter about 1 teaspoon of the minced up mozzarella along the bottom half of the pepperoni, then roll up the dough, jelly roll style, into a pinwheel. Place each pinwheel in the well of a muffin tin and cover with some plastic wrap.
- Shape the rest of the pinwheels in the same fashion.
- Spray with pan spray, cover and let rise in a warm place until just about doubled in size again, about 45 minutes.
- Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 375F.
- Bake in the center of the oven until golden brown and gorgeous, 20-25 mins. The internal temperature should be 200F-205F.
- Let cool for a few minutes and serve warm with extra heated marinara/pizza sauce for dipping.
Delicious, right? And very easy to eat, let me tell you!
And now it’s time to ogle all the rest of the deliciousness from this month’s virtual progressive dinner party. Please visit my fellow Progressive Eats buddies’ pages and grab all the wonderful recipes they’ve shared with you today!
Progressive Eats: Cupcakes and Muffins!
We were charged to think outside of the cupcake box for this month, and our offerings run the gamut from over the top cupcake creations to breakfast, lunch and dinner options! Muffins and cupcakes for everyone!
- Cheesy Sloppy Joe Tamale Cups from The Heritage Cook
- Ham and Greens Corn Muffins from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
- Ham Mashed Potato Breakfast Cups from Jeanette’s Healthy Living
- Spicy Pepperoni Pinwheels from Pastry Chef Online
- Vegetarian Meatballs with Spicy Moroccan Sauce from The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Lemon Poppyseed Cupcakes from Spiceroots
- Pina Colada Cupcakes with Rum Buttercream Frosting from Creative Culinary
- Vanilla Buttercream Topped Cocoa Cupcakes from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Vanilla Pear Brioche Bread Pudding from The Redhead Baker
Welcome to Progressive Eats, our virtual version of a Progressive Dinner Party. This month we’re featuring dishes made in a muffin tin ranging from individual desserts to savory entrees and/or appetizers. Our event is hosted by Liz Berg who blogs at That Skinny Chick Can Bake. With built in portion control, these recipes are perfect, lighter-fare for your summer dining. You’ll certainly find a delicious recipe to add to your repertoire!
If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, a progressive dinner involves going from house to house, enjoying a different course at each location. With Progressive Eats, a theme is chosen each month, members share recipes suitable for a delicious meal or party, and you can hop from blog to blog to check them out.
We have a core group of 12 bloggers, but we will always need substitutes and if there is enough interest would consider additional groups. To see our upcoming themes and how you can participate, please check out the schedule at Creative Culinary or contact Barb for more information.
Thank you so much for spending some time with us today. Take care, and have a lovely day.