Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins
i love hot pockets so i decided to make my own!
- 1 tablespoon yeast
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 3⁄4-3 1⁄4 cups flour
- pepperoni, jam, etc
- tomato sauce
- Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar. Let it set for a few minutes until foamy (if you're using fast-rise yeast, you can just add the yeast with the flour and go on). Then stir in oil, salt, and flour. Knead 5 minutes. Let sit 5 minutes.
- Divide dough into 6 pieces. Roll and pat each piece into a circle (about 6-inches across or so). Top half of each circle with filling of choice, keeping back from edges so it will seal well. Fold the other 1/2 of circle over the filling and pinch sides together or seal with a fork. Poke a couple steam vents and bake for 20 minutes at 375°F.
- For pizza pockets, fill this with a little pizza sauce, then mushrooms, pepperoni, cheese, etc. Also, try with cream soup, chopped cooked chicken and steamed broccoli and some shredded cheese. Use your leftovers and imagination to create something special!
This was a huge hit with my family and I will be making it again and again! For the filling I sauteed onions and garlic in a bit of EVOO. Then I added a can of drained black beans and a can of drained corn, plus a chopped chipotle in adobo sauce and 1/2 tsp thyme. Then I added 1/3 cup of chicken broth and cooked it down until the liquid evaporated. I tossed about 1/3 of a block of cubed cream cheese into the black bean and corn mixture until it was melted. I stuffed the pockets with leftover shredded pork, the black bean mixture and topped it with a Mexican cheese blend. They were spectacular! The only thing missing was some fresh cilantro, which unfortunately I didn't have on hand. This will be a go-to meal when I have leftover pork, but I can't wait to try lots of other fillings in this delicious and easy to make dough!
A new and exciting day...I'm finally letting go of my clipped-but-never-made recipes for hot pockets. Fabulous dough that I doubled using about 5 cups of flour, letting it rise for about 1/2 hour. I used packaged frozen meatballs cut in half, homemade sauce, mozzarella and Romano cheeses for the filling, brushing liberally the top crust with my other new found recipe Tip: No Egg Wash Tip and sprinkling with more Romano. I know, peoples lives just aren't meant to be this exciting.
i agree very easy to make and yummy. i made these with left over ham from christmas and lots o cheese :) individual wrapped them and they where all gone in less than 24 hours. everyone in the house is already asking for more... and i think this would make a great pizza crust too.. definitely gonna try that. thanks for sharing.