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Pizza Croissants is one of my most iconic recipes downloaded from my website. All you need is a simple pizza dough (make or buy), marinara sauce, shredded cheese, some spices and a 350 F oven. Roll out dough, fill, roll up crescents and bake!
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Pizza Croissants by Marcy Goldman’s Betterbaking.com
Over 5600 downloads of this recipe over the years! It’s also in my cookbook, The New Best of Betterbaking.com.
Pizza Croissant Dough and Filling
1 batch Classic Pizza Dough * (recipe follows)
1 1/4 cups marinara sauce
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
6–8 ounces pepperoni, optional
Stack two baking sheets together and line top one with parchment paper.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Roll pizza dough to a circle of 10–12 inches. Spread sauce evenly on dough. Sprinkle on mozzarella and pepperoni. Using a large pizza wheel, cut dough into 8–10 sections. Roll each up into crescent shape. Brush each crescent with oil, sprinkle with cheese and Italian spices. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until medium brown. (These can also be allowed to rise for 30-45 minutes)
* BetterBaking.com Classic Pizza Dough
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
4–5 cups all-purpose flour
For the dough, in a large mixer bowl, hand whisk the water and yeast and let stand one minute. Stir in the sugar, salt, oil and most of the flour and mix to make a soft mass. Knead with the dough hook on the slowest speed of the mixer, dusting in additional flour as required to form a soft, elastic dough, about 5 to 8 minutes. Or dump everything in a bread machine on Dough scale.
Form dough into a ball and place in a lightly greased bowl. Insert bowl into a large plastic bag and let rise until almost doubled, about 45 minutes. (You can also make the dough a day before and refrigerate). To use, gently deflate and portion out as needed. Makes 1 1/2 pounds