pizza buns

Pizza buns: Snack time has just become better. Image: Asande Mpila

Pizza buns: Bread rolls that taste just like oven-baked pizza

If you enjoy baking bread, these pizza buns will blow your mind. A taste sensation like few, this recipe is a must-try.

pizza buns

Pizza buns: Snack time has just become better. Image: Asande Mpila

Bake the best bread rolls ever by preparing these pizza buns. There is something about the flavour of pizza wafting through your home. With gooey cheese dripping over the edges on a bed of pizza sauce, these tasty bites are perfect for the family.

If you are looking for a snack or a side that will brighten your dinner table, these delicious pizza buns are the answer. Ordinary bread rolls will just not suffice anymore after trying these buns. They are almost like cheese rolls but they have the addition of pizza sauce as well.

Variations on our pizza buns

This recipe only includes pizza sauce and cheese. However, like with pizza, you can be creative and play around with different toppings. Try some ham or salami to add some meatiness. Mushrooms and a dash of feta cheese will also make some good toppings. Olives and sundried tomatoes with mozzarella cheese can also make a mouth-watering bite.

Let us know which toppings you have tried on your pizza bread rolls.

Pizza buns recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Asande Mpila Course: SnacksCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

16

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Total time

45

minutes

Ingredients

  • For the pizza bun dough
  • 2½ – 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • teaspoons instant yeast, or bread machine or rapid rise yeast

  • 1 cup warm water, quite warm 120-130°

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable

  • Toppings
  • cups pizza sauce, make your own or a good store-bought

  • 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Method

  • In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the kneading hook, mix together 2 cups of flour, sugar, salt and instant yeast.
  • In a measuring cup, combine the warm water with the oil.
  • Add the water mixture to the dry ingredients and mix to combine. Knead by hand or with the mixer, add more flour in small increments, as needed, until the dough comes together into a smooth dough. It shouldn’t stick to your hands or be dry and crumbly.
  • Grease a bowl and place the dough ball into the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled, about 30 – 45 minutes, depending on how warm your kitchen is.
  • Prepare two baking sheets by lining each with a sheet of parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Remove the dough to a floured cutting board. Cut the dough evenly in half. Cut each half in half again.
    Cut each piece in half again and then in half again, to make a total of 16 roughly equal-sized pieces.
    Take a piece of dough. Form it into a rough ball, then stretch into a circle about 4-5 inches in diameter. (You don’t need to stretch them completely at this point.)
  • Place the dough circle onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with each piece of dough, placing 8 on each on the prepared sheets (you can place them fairly close together as they don’t spread much, but don’t allow them to actually touch each other).
  • Go back to the first pieces you formed and stretch them a little more, as needed.
  • With all your rolled dough on the baking sheets, using a teaspoon from your cutlery drawer, top each piece of dough with two heaping teaspoons of pizza sauce, spreading it over the top, going as far to the edges as you can without it going over the sides. Top with a generous amount of shredded cheddar cheese. Repeat with all the buns. Let stand 20 minutes, while you preheat the oven.
  • With racks in the upper and lower third of your oven, preheat the oven to 200°C with the rack in the centre of the oven. After buns have stood for 20 minutes or so (or until they look a little puffy around the outside edges), bake in preheated for 20-25 minutes, switching the pans from top to bottom halfway through baking. Cook until well browned.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet for about 5 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.

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