Pizza Pinwheel Recipe (Swirl Pizza)
Pizza Pinwheel are basically pizza dough rolled into the shape of pretty pinwheels. Who doesn’t love pizza and add to that when it's made in bite sizes, with no need for cutting. Pizza pinwheels are super easy to make and serve. These are best right after baking, while still piping hot and cheesy. Homemade pizza dough is filled with toppings, rolled into the shape of small pinwheels. These Pizza Pinwheels make a great appetizer for any gathering or party. If there is any hurry, then just use store bought pizza or crescent roll dough instead of homemade dough.
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How to make Pizza Pinwheel Recipe (Swirl Pizza)
To begin the preparation of Pizza Pinwheels, in a bowl mix all purpose flour, salt and instant yeast. I have used instant yeast here which has to be mixed with the flour as it is. But if you are using any other yeast then you have to first proof the yeast, whether the yeast is active or not. So dissolve the required amount of yeast with lukewarm milk in a small bowl. Keep aside for 8-10 minutes so that it will become frothy. This ensures that the yeast is active. If it has not become frothy even after 10 minutes, then the yeast is not good enough to use.
Dissolve sugar in lukewarm milk. Now add this milk along with oil to the flour.
Mix everything and knead to get a smooth dough. No need to knead so much.
Keep aside covered with a wet cloth, preferably in a warm place for at least an hour.
After an hour, it will be doubled in size. Knead again the dough in a well floured surface.
Then roll the dough into neither a thick nor a thin rectangular shape. Spread pizza sauce (or tomato sauce), sprinkle grated mozzarella cheese, chili flakes and oregano.
Starting with one short side of the rectangle, begin rolling up the dough and press edge to seal. While rolling into rectangular shape, roll tight else the filling may fall apart while slicing.
Now wrap the log shaped dough with a butter paper and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.
Take out the dough from refrigerator, using a serrated knife cut the log into thick slices.
Transfer the slices to a baking tray lined with aluminium foil. Keep aside and let the slices rise a bit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven at 180 deg C. Bake the pinwheels for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the edges are golden brown.
Meanwhile warm up pizza sauce. Serve warm Pizza Pinwheels with warm pizza sauce as dipping immediately!