If you’ve been following along, you have probably noticed that I make a lot of yeast doughs that I only use half of. I’m one of those weirdos that likes to make most of her own bread because there’s so many weird ingredients in store bought bread and bread doughs. I like to make extra every time I go through the process of proofing yeast and mixing everything together so that I always have some on hand in the fridge or in the freezer. If you have a half batch of dough left and aren’t sure what to do with it, my Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls are a good place to start, or you can use it to make a small loaf of bread or a simple pizza dough.
There’s something very comforting to me about working with dough. I’ve had a few total disasters when a tried-and-true recipe for some reason doesn’t rise or rises crazy out of control, but for the most part, things go as planned and it makes me feel super domestic and down right good about myself to have perfectly risen, easy to work with dough. My latest favorite, easy to use dough is based off of the quick baguettes from The Cooking Actress. It uses extra yeast, but the rise time is only 30 – 60 minutes, so I’ve started pretty much exclusively using more yeast so I don’t have to wait as long.
The recipe I’m sharing today was originally going to be rolled line cinnamon buns, but I was feeling particularly lazy this weekend and rolling the dough just seemed to stressful. Instead, I cut the dough I was using into 8 pieces, hand stretched them into little circles, put the toppings in the middle, and folded all the edges in to seal into what looked more like dinner rolls. The result was amazing so I’m so glad I didn’t roll these up. There’s nothing happier than pulling a tasty roll open to find cheese and broccoli tucked inside, like a healthy Hot Pocket! I used half all purpose and half white whole wheat flour when I made these, but you could increase to 100% whole wheat flour if you follow the dough instructions for my Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls.
Update! I just realized I’m a smarty pants who can’t calculate calories correct, counts should be (approximately) right now 🙂