We are definitely a family of “breadaholics.” We have been using our usual bread dough recipe to create other fun and delicious things! Recently we split the dough into twelve separate balls and created sandwich pockets out of them. We used spaghetti sauce, turkey pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese in ours but the sky is the limit for filling choices!
We used the bread recipe included in our breadmaker booklet from many years ago. Here it is!
Deluxe White Bread
12 ounces milk (at room temperature)*Note: When we are making cheese, we freeze the leftover whey in the correct amount for a batch of bread dough. We warm it up on the stove to melt it and it works perfectly for bread making.
2 1/4 t active dry yeast
1 1/2 T sugar
2 T butter (we use sunflower oil)
4 c bread flour
1 1/2 t salt
Mix the warm milk, sugar, and yeast together and let sit for 10 minutes or until the yeast is “happy.” Add oil and flour and the salt in a small well in the flour and mix in mixer until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Knead on a well-floured surface for 7-8 minutes. Place in an oiled bowl in a warm place with a damp cloth over it and allow to double in size (about an hour.) I usually put an oiled piece of waxed paper in between the dough and the cloth because I don’t like the mess when the dough sticks! Punch down and knead again for 7-8 minutes. Separate into 6 balls. (We like to double the recipe to get 12 sandwich pockets for leftovers!)
Roll each dough ball to an 8-inch round.
Place filling of choice on the dough and fold over to create a half circle.
Seal the edges by pressing down with a fork
We brushed on an egg wash and baked in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes. Watch for the pockets to turn golden brown.
I think we will try a version with spinach-artichoke dip inside next. Let us know if you come up with a great filling! Don’t be afraid to fill up the pockets. Our first try resulted in more bread and less pizza filling. We will definitely add more sauce and cheese next time. Enjoy!