If you are a thin crust lover, then this is not for you, this recipe produces a thick, tender delicious crust. This is wonderful just brushed with olive oil then sprinkled with some kosher salt, garlic powder and the bit of shredded mozzeralla cheese on top and served warm just out of the oven with a plate of pasta, sooooo good! This recipe can be made either by hand or on your heavy-duty stand mixer, since there is a fair amount of dough to work with I stronly suggest to make this your stand mixer. For quicker rising use 1 tablespoon dry yeast.
This dough is great for making pizza pockets, hot sandwich pockets, fruit pies ("fritter") and whatever you can imagine. It doesn't take long to make if you have those little dough presses that make the crimped edges. This came from my efforts to make fritters for my husband like his mom used to make. Success!! :)The cook time will be different depending on filling, so it is an estimated time for fried pies. Cooking fillings for hot pockets will increase prep and cook time.