"The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found."--Calvin Trillin

Pizza Pockets Recipe

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This recipe for Pizza Pockets, by , is from The Trail Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

David Clark
Added: Monday, June 4, 2007


10 - 11 cups flour, divided
1 tbsp or package of active dry yeast
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups water
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs

1 large can tomato paste
1/2 can water
2-3 tsp Italian seasonings
2-3 cloves garlic, minced

Your favorite pizza toppings, example
pepperoni slices
cooked Italian sausage
chopped ham
olives, sliced
shredded mozzarella cheese

For dough, in a large mixing bowl, combine 4 cups of flour, yeast, sugar, and salt; mix well and set aside. In a saucepan or microwave bowl heat water, milk, and butter to 120 to 130. Combine with flour mixture; add eggs. Using an electric mixture, blend at low speed until moistened then beat at medium speed for 3 minutes. By hand, gradually stir in enough flour to make a firm dough. Knead on a floured surface about 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about an hour. Punch dough down, divide into fourths. Roll out each piece into a 15 x 10 inch rectangle. Cut into 6 squares. Spread sauce on each square add fillings of your choice. Bring four corners together, pinch and seal. Repeat with remaining dough and fillings. Place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Mom can fit six on a cookie sheet so she has to bake four batches.

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Takes all afternoon!
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Mom spends an afternoon making these for my lunches when I'm home in the summer and working. She freezes them in a plastic ziplock. In the morning I grab a pizza pocket as part of my lunch and by noon it has thawed out. The guys I work with are envious! One afternoon of baking and lunch is ready for almost six weeks!




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