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Pizza in a Pocket!

Pizza in a Pocket!

Here is a kid-friendly way to enjoy pizza on the move!

By Kathy Oberman

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Piping hot and filled with zesty tomato sauce and gooey cheese, pizza pockets are easy to eat and carry with you.

You will need the following ingredients and items to make pizza pockets: pizza dough; tomato sauce; grated mozzarella and Romano cheeses; corn meal; a pizza stone or heavy baking sheet; rolling pin; flour for dusting; and a lightly beaten egg mixed with two tablespoons of water for an egg wash.

Remember to put the pizza stone - if you have one -- on the bottom rack of a cold oven. Turn the oven to 400°F or hotter and allow the stone to heat up with the oven. Never place a cold pizza stone in a hot oven or it might break.

The Dough of It All
Turning pizza dough into individual pizza pockets is easier than you think. The key is to buy fresh dough from the local pizzaria, if at all possible. Second best: frozen, prepared dough at the supermarket.

As an alternative, use sheets of puff pastry sheets or frozen piecrust dough in a pinch. Check the directions on the package for the baking temperature.

If you feel ambitious, make the pizza dough. Making pizza dough is very simple but is does take an hour start to finish.

Make a Pocket
Depending on the size of the pocket you want, divide the dough into four or six equal pieces. Roll the dough out on a floured board in either an eight-inch circle or rectangle.

Using a spoon, ladle the tomato sauce over half of the dough and leave a half-inch boarder. Sprinkle with grated cheese.

Brush the outside edge of the dough with the egg wash.

Using your hands, fold the dough over and press the edges together to form a complete seal.

Sprinkle corn meal on the heated pizza stone or over a heavy baking sheet. Transfer the pizza pockets with a spatula onto the stone or baking sheet and bake for 10 to 20 minutes until golden brown.

Let them cool slightly before biting into them. This is especially important with young children!

Pizza Pockets with Pizzazz
Pizza today is made with just about any topping imaginable! Try a Hawaiian pizza with pineapple and ham; BBQ chicken with BBQ sauce instead of tomato sauce; add pepperoni, sausage, or cooked ground meat.

Try using different cheeses such as Monterey Jack or provolone for a mild but different taste. A sprinkle of sliced veggies make pizza pockets healthful.

You can even make dessert pizza pockets by spreading apple, cherry or blueberry pie toppings over the dough instead of tomato sauce and cheese. Why not mix cheese and fruit if you like, such as brie and sliced apples or apricots.

However you choose to make the pizza pockets, enjoy!

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