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Easy Cheesy Pizza Buns

Italian Cheese Pizza Buns

How To Make Pizza Buns At Home Without Any Fuss!

Now we’ve all seen Pizza Buns in the supermarket or you may have smelled them baking while you were shopping.

This is just another way the store plays to your senses so you buy a package of whatever is baking.

Suggestive marketing by sight and smell has been around for years and years and we fall right into the trap.

How can you not?

The smells are divine and instantly your mind tells you that you need it.

However, if you like to experiment in the kitchen you can make just about anything you want from scratch.

Today, I’m going to show you how to make pizza buns and save you some grocery money.

I like to stuff my pizza buns with freshly sliced ham mozzarella and cheddar cheese then bake it until the cheese melts.

Making Dough For Pizza Buns

Whenever dough is involved some people will shy away from a recipe due to lack of experience but it’s easier than you think.

We’ve all had to learn from our mistakes which helped us create experiences that become memories.

Overall this pizza bun dough recipe will take about an hour to make before it’s ready for the oven.

That’s a fast-rising dough for making pizza buns at home.

The magical part of making pizza dough is that you don’t have to get bored with the same type of dough.

You can add just about anything to pizza dough to make it unique.

My favourite is flavoured oils such as a light basil oil to deep-flavoured oregano oil.

For this recipe, I will be using homemade sun-dried tomato oil as it gives the pizza buns a lovely colour and authentic Italian taste.

Remember if you don’t need to waste food in the kitchen, then don’t.

The savings stay in your pocket and not in the bin.

How to make Pizza Buns

Printable Recipe Below- Scroll down

Pizza buns have long been a favourite of consumers around the world.

These pizza buns are moist with a slight crisp on the outside and lots of cheese flavour with hints of sun-dried tomato.

  • 5 cups flour (+1/2 cup for kneading)
  • 41/2 teaspoons yeast
  • 5 pieces sun-dried tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Oil (use from tomatoes)
  • 31/2 cups strong cheddar cheese
  • 2 heaped tablespoons dried Italian herbs
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
Instructions
  1. Place yeast into a jug then add 8 tablespoons of lukewarm water and the sugar and mix.
  2. Set aside until the mixture is frothy.
  3. Chop sun-dried tomatoes into small chunks.
  4. In a bowl place the flour, salt, herbs, 1 cup of cheese and sun-dried tomatoes and mix well.
  5. Once the yeast is frothy add to the dry mixture, also add in the oil from the sun-dried tomatoes.
  6. Gradually add the rest of the water to the mix stirring until it forms a dough.
  7. You may have to add a bit more flour to the mixture if you find it too sticky.
  8. Then knead it for 5 minutes until smooth.
  9. Note: If you have a mixer add all the ingredients into the bowl and mix with the flat paddle until the dough is sticky. Then switch out to the dough hook, again if it’s too sticky add more flour gradually until it forms a dough.
  10. Place in a warm place and let rise for 5 minutes until it doubles in size.
  11. Punch dough down and knead for another five minutes.
  12. Flour your surface and roll out the dough until it’s about 1cm thick. It doesn’t need to be perfect but work to get a rectangle shape as this is easier to roll.
  13. Once rolled out sprinkle 2 1/4 cups cheese onto the dough and roll so that you have a nice long piece of dough.
  14. You can also add bacon at this stage if you wish. Cut pieces roughly to about 2cm wide.
  15. Place on a floured tray evenly apart, sprinkle a little cheese on top of each pizza bun and cook for 20 minutes at 210F/410oC.
  16. The pizza buns can be frozen once cooled. You can also freeze from the dough stage. If you bake from frozen just add 5-10 minutes extra to cooking time.

EASY CHEESY PIZZA BUNS 2

  • Prep Time 40 (including 30mins for rising dough)
  • Cook Time 20mins
  • Oven Temp 210oC/410oF
  • Makes 20 buns
Easy Cheesy Pizza Buns
 
Recipe Type: Pizza and Dough
Cuisine: Pizza Buns
Author: Nicola Don
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 20

Pizza buns have long been a favourite of consumers around the world. These pizza buns are moist with a slight crisp on the outside and lots of cheese flavour with hints of sun-dried tomato.

  • 5 cups flour (+1/2 cup for kneading)
  • 41/2 teaspoons yeast
  • 5 pieces sun-dried tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Oil (use from tomatoes)
  • 31/2 cups strong cheddar cheese
  • 2 heaped tablespoons dried Italian herbs
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
Instructions
  1. Place yeast into a jug then add 8 tablespoons of lukewarm water and the sugar and mix.
  2. Set aside until the mixture is frothy.
  3. Chop sun-dried tomatoes into small chunks.
  4. In a bowl place the flour, salt, herbs, 1 cup of cheese and sun-dried tomatoes and mix well.
  5. Once the yeast is frothy add to the dry mixture, also add in the oil from the sun-dried tomatoes.
  6. Gradually add the rest of the water to the mix stirring until it forms a dough.
  7. You may have to add a bit more flour to the mixture if you find it too sticky.
  8. Then knead it for 5 minutes until smooth.
  9. Note: If you have a mixer add all the ingredients into the bowl and mix with the flat paddle until the dough is sticky. Then switch out to the dough hook, again if it’s too sticky add more flour gradually until it forms a dough.
  10. Place in a warm place and let rise for 5 minutes until it doubles in size.
  11. Punch dough down and knead for another five minutes.
  12. Flour your surface and roll out the dough until it’s about 1cm thick. It doesn’t need to be perfect but work to get a rectangle shape as this is easier to roll.
  13. Once rolled out sprinkle 2 1/4 cups cheese onto the dough and roll so that you have a nice long piece of dough.
  14. You can also add bacon at this stage if you wish. Cut pieces roughly to about 2cm wide.
  15. Place on a floured tray evenly apart, sprinkle a little cheese on top of each pizza bun and cook for 20 minutes at 210F/410oC.
  16. The pizza buns can be frozen once cooled. You can also freeze from the dough stage. If you bake from frozen just add 5-10 minutes extra to cooking time.
 

There you have it, an easy pizza bun recipe for any occasion that can be eaten hot or cold.

Besides enjoying stuffed pizza buns with deli meat why not use the dough for hotdog buns?

Whichever way you enjoy these pizza buns they are a great addition to meals.

Discussion: What would you stuff your pizza buns with?

Leave me your comments below and I’ll be sure to respond.

Nicky.

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8 Comments

  1. Fantastic Gail, can’t wait to see the results! Yes they are an excellent afternoon back too Jayson! Clarisse you will love them

  2. They look amazing! I have not had pizza buns since having to go Gluten Free. I am going to convert your recipe to Gluten Free and try them. I will let you know and will take pictures only if they turn, and if my family can in fact eat them.

  3. These look so much better then the ones in the stores Nicola!! They would be a big hit in kids lunches too I’m sure!! Thanks!!!

    1. They are brilliant cold. I took a bag with me to football for lunch and I will be op doing a big batch for the kids lunches in the next couple of weeks

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