Thursday, February 9, 2012

pizza rolls! or, blogging is like riding a bike, right?

 oh. hey there. remember me? before i begin, let me wish y'all a happy thanksgiving, merry christmas, happy holidays, happy birthday to myself, happy new year (and thanks for reading in 2011) AND happy birthday to marty (!!!), since it is customary to do these things on one's blog and i apparently like to disregard these blog rules. well, lots has happened since my last post, namely, approximately 12 national holidays AND marty and i decided to get married! but, more on that later. for now, i think i'll stick to what i'm good at. and as of late, what i've become very good at is roasting vegetables, rolling them up in pizza dough and baking them into savory cinnabons a la the geniuses at pizza delicious. the steps couldn't be easier:

1. roast vegetable of your choice. i tend to stick w/ cauliflower although anything would work (broccoli, brussels sprouts, mushrooms). i usually roast veggies with olive oil, kosher salt, and red pepper flakes at 450 until soft on the inside and crispy on the outside
2. let vegetables cool slightly and chop 
3. with a rolling pin, roll out pizza dough (i use pillsbury) into a 12'' x 24'' sheet
4. sprinkle chopped vegetables all over the dough, leaving approx. 1 inch uncovered at the top. sprinkle lightly with parmesan cheese. 
5. tightly roll up the dough, creating a 24 in log of deliciousness. cut into equal-sized pieces. 
6. prepare cupcake tin by pouring 1/2 tsp or so olive oil into each well. place one roll into each well. sprinkle parmesan cheese on top. bake at 425 for 12-15 min, until the rolls are golden. 
7. DEVOUR. with pizza sauce for dipping, if desired.