Monday, 22 March 2010

Stuffed pizza-dough Buns

I had some left-over pizza dough and had to use it up before it got spoilt. I didn't have enough to make a pizza and the calzone was way too tedious. However, i did have some mince meat at hand, which Ro usually uses for his sandwich lunches, and then i had an idea..why not make stuffed buns. Yes, mincemeat stuffed buns it was! They were so yummy, especially hot from the oven and we gobbled it all up at one go..needless to say, they were pretty filling and we skipped dinner that day.

For the buns:
All purpose flour- 145 gms + extra for dusting
Active Dry Yeast- 1 tsp
Salt- a pinch
olive oil- 1 tsp
Warm water- as required (I used about 100ml)
Mix the yeast into the water, stir to dissolve and keep in a warm place for 10 minutes
Mix the AP flour and salt together in a mixing bowl, make a well in the centre and add the yeast mixture and oil to form a slightly sticky mixture. You can keep adding water till you get the deserved consistency.
Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes or until smooth and pliable.
Place it back into the mixing bowl, cover and keep in a warm place for up to 2 hrs. It would double in size by now. Punch the air out and knead for another 2 to 3 minutes.

For the stuffing:
Mincemeat- 500 gms
Turmeric- 1/4
Chilli Powder- 1/2 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste- 1 tsp
Coriander Powder- 1 tsp
Pepper Powder- 1/2 tsp
Salt- to taste
Onions- 1, roughly chopped
Green chilli- 1, slit
Oil- 1 tbsp

Mix all the spice powders, ggp and salt with the mine and pressure cook with a wee bit water for 10 minutes, after putting the weight on or approximately 3 whistles.
heat oil in a frying pan and sauté the onions and chilli till they turn light brown. Add the cooked mincemeat along with the gravy (if any) and sauté till they become a darker shade of brown...not too dry though! You can add salt, spice etc at this stage if required.

Shape the dough into medium size balls. Make a depression in the centre, like a cup rather and spoon in the mincemeat and seal the edges. Roll into a perfect round, if you want. I really didn'tbother to :)

Egg wash: Beat an egg with about about 1 tsp milk and using a basting brush, generously coat the buns just before you put it in the oven. This browns the top.

Bake in a pre-heated oven (175C) for about 20 minutes. Serve hot with a hot cuppa anything :)
Notes: You can use any filling of your choice..let your imagination run wild. In the 1-2 hrs the dough was set aside, you can prepare the filling.
I tried this once with a pizza base mix (store bought) and it was a world easier.

I am sending this recipe to the Yeastspotting event hosted by Susan and the Bread Baking Day (BBD#28) event hosted by Tangerines Kitchen. BBD is an event created by Zorra.


Cicily Antony said...

so so tempting...i'm drooling...simply awesome!!! Hav to try this out...

Unknown said...

Those stuffed buns look so tempting and the colours r awesome....

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Lovely stuffed rolls. I am so digging it! They look awesome!

Unknown said...

The stuffed buns look lovely.Wish I could make that..Loved the filling too.

RV @ Food for 7 Stages said...

Love this stuffed buns and they look fabulous... perfect for breakfast and evening snack.

Anonymous said...

No one could resist those stuffed buns...they look amazingly delicious with the minced meat filling.

Thank you for sending this in for the event.

Jessica - The Novice Chef said...

This looks absolutely delicious!

Tina said... soft and delicious...

Miriam Korula said...

i still can't get over how pretty they look....nish...i can't wait to try this recipe...:)

Sarah Naveen said...

wow!!! looks perfect and soft and yummy!!.love the filling

Namitha said...

Awesome...that's a cool idea.Looks too tempting

Gomathy S said...

Hey you could send this recipe to my Leftover Delicacies event..looks like a perfect entry !! Check out my blog..

Gomathy S said...

Somehow I missed the meat part..thanks for correcting me dear :)

Tia said...

yum, lotsa filling!

Mimi said...

The minced meat sounds delicious. Good for you that you figured out such a delicous way to use up the leftovers. (I know I always feel kind of proud of myself when I am able to do that!)

Miriam Korula said...

nish...i read your recent post and the comment under n' realised this must have been your 100th post...kudos to you...;)

Pavithra Elangovan said...

First time to your blog! Love the idea of using Pizza dough for buns. All you vegetarian dishes are so yummy!!!!


Lisa said...

When I saw 'pizza dough' and 'stuffed', all I could think of was calzone or stromboli. Boy, your well spiced meaty stuffed buns are so unique and look delicious. What a great way to use pizza dough! Clever!