Pizza Pockets homemade for the win! Perfect for the school lunch box, birthday party, or a quick lunch or dinner for the kids when served with a garden salad.
I love pizza pockets, however they are so expensive to buy. This recipe yielded just over 3 dozen and only cost me around $12 to make, so very budget friendly. They freeze well and defrost beautifully hence why I made such a big batch.
Here’s what you’ll need –
1kg greek style yoghurt
1kg Self-raising flour (Plus a little extra for kneading)
180g diced ham
2 cups of grated mozzarella cheese (use tasty if you prefer)
1 whisked egg to brush on top (optional)
If you prefer to make a smaller batch, just reduce the quantities. 1 cup of flour to 1 cup of yoghurt, so you are just working in 250g quantities.
You can also add or omit anything you please. You can replace the ham with cooked shredded chicken, add pineapple, onion and capsicum etc.
How to make –
Pre-heat your oven to 170 degrees fan forced.
In a large bowl mix together flour and yoghurt and stir well to combine.
Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for two minutes.
Using a rolling pin, roll your dough out to approximately 2cm thickness. I used an egg ring to punch circles from the dough and using my hands, gently flattened out the edges. This is not necessary, you can eyeball the quantities and roll and flatten with your hands (this is what I ended up doing in the end as it was so much quicker).
Place approximately half a teaspoon of passata to the centre of the dough circle and top with a little diced ham and cheese. Fold the sides over and pinch and then repeat with the ends pulling gently on the dough as you go. If you get any holes, just patch up with extra dough. Roll gently to create a ball and place the folded side down on a baking paper lined tray.
Optional – brush with a little whisked egg and bake at 170c for approximately 25-30 minutes or until nice and golden, just keep an eye on them.
Let cool slightly on a wire baking tray and inhale.
Harlan was my little quality control helper today and demolished 3, so they are definitely kid approved. So much so, my kids hound me to make these often.