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Pizza Swirls



Make the Swirls

Yield: 15 swirls


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a baking sheet.


In a large bowl combine the flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Add olive oil and water and knead well for five minutes, until mixture forms a ball that is slightly sticky to touch. Cover dough and let rise for 45 minutes.


Sprinkle a clean countertop with flour and place the dough on it. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a 12- x 8-inch rectangle. Take a fork and make fork pricks throughout the dough to prevent the dough from rising too much during baking.


Spread one of the fillings over dough (recipes follow) and roll up jelly-roll style, starting with one of the longer sides of the rectangle. Make sure seam is placed on the bottom of the pan, to ensure the roll stays closed.


Place rolled up dough in freezer for 30 minutes, so the dough will slightly harden and be easier to slice. Using a sharp knife, slice each roll into approximately 15 slices and place on prepared baking sheet.


Bake pizza or garlic za’atar swirls for 25 minutes. Bake creamy spinach ricotta swirls for 30 minutes.

For the Pizza Filling


Spread marinara sauce over dough and top with cheese. Continue with step 4 above.


For the Ricotta Filling


In a medium bowl, combine spinach, ricotta, and egg and spread over dough. Continue with step 4 above.

For the Za'atar Filling


In a small bowl, combine olive oil, spices, and garlic. Spread half of the mixture over dough. Roll up and brushing remaining mixture on top of swirls. Continue with step 4.