Sunday, March 14, 2010

Spinach Rollers

Pizza Dough (click for recipe)
1 bag fresh baby spinach, chopped
Olive oil
Garlic powder
Red pepper flakes
Grated Parmesan cheese
2 c shredded mozzarella cheese
1 can/jar favorite pizza sauce

Note: You can also make roni rollers (click for recipe & instructions). I like to do make half & half :)

Drizzle chopped spinach with olive oil. Add garlic powder, red pepper flakes, & Parmesan cheese to taste. I actually taste the mixture to make sure it is seasoned perfectly. Set aside & allow it to marinate. Stir occasionally. Make your pizza dough according to the directions listed on my blog. Once the dough is ready. Using a sharp knife pull dough & cut a 7 ounce ball of dough. If you don't have a scale just eyeball it. Place the dough ball on a olive oiled surface. Pat dough until you form a circle (about 10 inches). Spoon spinach mixture onto dough. Sprinkle with Parmesan & top with mozzarella cheese.

Start rolling dough from one side. About halfway through fold both sides into the center as shown here. Then complete roll until you form a complete roller.

Place spinach roller (seam side down) on a greased baking sheet (for best results grease heavily with shortening).

Once you roll all the dough you will have a nice full sheet of spinach rollers (careful they are heavy). Place in a 425 degree oven.

After 10-12 minutes and rollers start to slightly brown, take a paper towel & scoop shortening onto towel & rub rollers with shortening. This will give the rollers a nice crispy, brown crust.

Bake an additional 10-12 minutes or until they look nice & brown.

Serve spinach rollers with pizza sauce - YUMMY, YUMMY!!!

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