Making Hot Pocket Recipes In Your Kitchen In Minutes
Hot pockets are typically where fried foods are packed, typically on a flat hot plate or in a cast iron skillet with a very hot pan. Typically you could also make these hot pockets with other foods and cheese that do not normally stay warm. A good example is shredded mozzarella or canned peaches. Another example would be to cook noodles with garlic and put them in a zip bag. The only way they will stay warm is if they are in a plastic bag sealed with some sort of freezer paper.
Making your own meal is one of the easiest ways to enjoy a delicious meal in the comfort of your own home. A great way to enjoy hot pockets while at work or school is to make them a couple of hours before lunch. Once lunch is over, simply heat up your microwave oven and reheat your hot pockets on the lowest setting. Then, as soon as you get home, grab a large handful of cheese and dip your sandwich in that mixture. If you have a knack for cooking, this can actually be a meal in itself. Another great way to have this same treat is to make a cheese dip from a bowl of mini-sandwich style bread with some nice melted mozzarella cheese on the top and then dip it into some barbecue sauce.
To make your homemade hot pockets, start out by getting some medium to lightweight Italian bread. In fact, if you live near a Deli or Pub that already has pre-made Italian bread in the can, all you have to do is pick some up and put it in the microwave. While the bread is in the microwave, drain off about two cups of the bread dough. This is leftover bread dough that the machines were unable to extract. If you want to make sure that you have enough bread for your recipe, just add in an extra 2 cups.
Now that you have your bread, add in your desired sauce, cheese, and any other ingredients. If you are worried about your kids being involved, you can easily put the homemade hot pockets in the freezer for about ten to fifteen minutes. Once that time is up, simply take the pizza out of the freezer and re-heat it in the microwave. Many people do this and then they have a delicious homemade lunch or dinner. It is definitely better than taking the kids out to eat.
Now that you have your homemade Italian bread pizza recipe ready, it is time to start assembling your ingredients. Take your cookie cutter and break your dough into several pieces. Now, cut one of the pieces into thin discs. If you are someone who does not have a lot of time to make several discs, then just take a regular cookie cutter and break the dough into a few thinner pieces. You will want to set aside the homemade hot pockets that you will be using to cover the bottom of the homemade pizza.
Now, take the second cookie cutter and slowly cut out the homemade hot pockets into the ball shape of your choice. Place that disc into the bottom of your already prepared homemade pizza. Top with the rest of the ingredients that you have chosen to use for your lunch or dinner. If you have any salad or vegetables on your lunch or dinner menu, those can go on this plate also. Now, you have thirty minutes or so to spend sitting down, enjoying your homemade Italian pizza, and eating some salad and vegetables while you create your own meal recipe.
To finish, assemble your homemade hot pockets recipe and add your fresh toppings to the top of your calzone. When you are done with it, you can put that over your already prepared sauce. That is all there is to this wonderful creation! Now all you have to do is pop it in the oven and let it cook away until it is hot enough to eat.
As long as you take your time, use your imagination, and have fun making these delicious creations, you will not be sorry that you made them. The best part about this homemade pocket pizza is that it only requires about thirty minutes of cooking time, not more than an hour or so. You will have a delicious homemade hot pockets recipe that you can freeze, pick up right when you are ready to eat, and enjoy for several days.