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Pizza Cheese Balls



These Pizza Cheese Balls is a comforting and delicious treats. They are made from homemade pizza dough and filled with mozzarella cheese. Then, I brushed them with some melted garlic and parsley butter and bake until golden delicious. It's so easy to make, and everyone will just love it.

Pizza Cheese Balls With Garlic and Parsley Butter

Ingredients

220 grams Mozzarella Cheese, diced (You’ll need 24 pieces)

Pizza Dough
450 to 480 grams All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp Sugar
1 Cup Warm Water
2 ¼ tsp Active Yeast
1 tsp Sea Salt
4 Tbsp Vegetable or Olive Oil

Garlic, Parsley & Butter
5 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
1 Tbsp Chopped Garlic
2 Tbsp Chopped Italian Flat-Leaf Parsley
½ tsp Sea Salt

Equipment: 9 x 13 inches Baking Pan, lined with parchment paper

Method

Make the dough: Put the warm water in a measuring jug or bowl. Add sugar, stir to dissolve and add the yeast. Stir to mix. Set aside for 10-15 minutes or until the yeast mixture is frothy.

Working with a stand mixer, fitted with dough hook attachment. Place the flour and sea salt into the mixing bowl. Stir and mix well. Pour in the yeast mixture and stir to mix. Slowly add the vegetable or olive oil. Then turn the switch to low and knead the dough for about 10 minutes until it is smooth and elastic. Remove the dough from the mixer. Lightly knead the dough and place it in a lightly oiled bowl. Cover the bowl with a piece of cling film or kitchen towel. Set aside in a warm place for about 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in bulk.

Place the dough on a floured board. Divide it into 4 portions. Gently roll each piece into logs. Cut each log into 6 pieces. Gather the dough into round balls. Cover with cling film or kitchen towel for 20 minutes.

Press the center of each ball and filled with some diced cheese. Then wrap the dough around the cheese and continue with the rest of the dough and cheese. Cover the dough and let rest for another 45 minutes to an hour.

While the dough are resting. Melt the butter and stir in the garlic, parsley, and sea salt. Remove and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 375˚F.

Brush the risen dough with melted butter. Bake in the oven for about 25 to 30 minutes or until light golden brown in color. Remove from the oven and brush with the remainder melted butter. Serve warm.

Makes 24 Pizza Cheese Balls



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