One day I was home alone for dinner and decided to do something silly. And fun. I made myself some pizza pockets. Homemade ones. I probably don’t need to tell you it was a great idea.
Once upon a time in high school I was going to sports practice every day. Depending on the day, I might be home too late for dinner, and so sometimes I’d reach for the freezer for dinner. I definitely have had a few Hot Pockets in my day. There’s a nostalgia factor.
So on a day when I had been hard at work, a homemade pizza pocket sounded pretty awesome.
And it was awesome. And I didn’t even have to work that hard. Especially because I bought prepared pizza crust, something I never do!
These babies were totally fun and worth it. And, you can totally freeze them and warm them up in an oven later (that’s what I did!) But I totally ate two for dinner that night.
- 1 cup AP flour
- 2 tsp. of baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1 oz of butter, cubed
- 2 teaspoons of freshly chopped chives
- 2 oz of finely grated Asiago or Parmesan
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3 tablespoons of milk
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and cayenne pepper.
- Add the cubed butter to the mixture and cut with a pastry cutter until they have the texture of crumbs. Stir together the chives and almost all of the cheese (reserve a couple tablespoons for sprinkling).
- Whisk together the eggs and milk, then add to the dry ingredients and stir together until just combined.
- Turn out on to a floured work surface and pat gently into a layer about 1 inch thick. Cut out using a small biscuit cutter or a small glass and place shoulder-to-shoulder on a baking sheet.
- Bake for ten minutes, then turn the temperature down to 400. Bake for another 5 minutes or until golden brown.