This is an old family recipe, one that my grandmother made and one of my favorites. My grandmother called them pizza greens, and I like to keep these old recipes alive.
I’ve had them on my list to make for quite some time now, so I decided it was time to dust this one off. Pizza greens from my grandmother’s kitchen to yours.
They consist of seasoned spinach wrapped in wonderful sweet and soft dough. The original recipe calls for cake yeast, which is very hard to find so I had to convert it to dry yeast. If you have read one my previous post All Purpose Dough Recipe, this is not the same dough this dough is much softer and sweeter.
Here is how we make this dough:
5 cups all purpose flour
2 package dry yeast
1 egg Beaten
¼ cup white sugar
½ stick butter
½ cup water (lukewarm)
1 cup warm milk (not too hot)
Add the flour, salt, and butter to a mixing bowl; I use my KitchenAid Stand mixer for the dough. Mix the sugar with the lukewarm water, add the yeast, milk and egg. Add this to the flour mixture and knead until smooth. Cover and let the dough rise.
The Spinach Filling:
1 bag (16oz.) frozen chopped spinach
2 cloves garlic diced
Salt and pepper to taste
Crushed hot pepper (optional)
¼ cup Grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
Coat the bottom of a skillet with the olive oil, add all of you seasonings and cook until spinach is warm.
|Cooking the Spinach|
I pulled off pieces of the dough and rolled them to about 6 x 6 inches. Fill them with 2 tablespoons of the spinach filling. Fold over each side and pinch the dough together, pinch to corners and fold up, then flip over onto a greased cookie sheet.
|Adding the filling|
Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 to 20 minutes until they are golden brown.
|Ready for the oven|
What I like about this recipe is that there are so many options to add to the spinach filling, such as mushrooms, sausage, ham, and pepperoni; you decide the options are endless.
This recipe yielded me eight nice pizza greens and I had enough dough left over to make six sandwich buns.
As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy.
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