I love new uses for old things. In March Everyday Food, Martha is re-purposing pizza dough. I had some dough in the freezer I wanted to use up (no, I didn’t make it myself!). Cinnamon rolls are just decadent, so I was interested to see if you can really make them from pizza dough. First you roll the dough out (hard to do with elastic pizza dough) then dot with butter and fold into thirds and roll back to the original shape. Martha says to refrigerate for an hour then dot again with butter and sprinkle with a brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon and salt mix. Roll it up, slice it and bake.
These turned out quite well, although I couldn’t quite get past the taste and texture of pizza dough. It wasn’t as tender as cinnamon dough normally is. The family, however, enjoyed this one very much. All it’s done for me is make me crave real cinnamon rolls! And a tip – if you make this, I really recommend making some icing to pour over it. I think it would help it immensely.
We’ve been making our own pizza dough at home recently. It really nice to make a couple sheet pizzas for around 5 bucks; and it tastes delicious. The recipe is just simple bread, but we add about two tablespoons of olive oil and italian seasonings, its excellent.
It is very affordable. I often make it in my bread machine and I prefer to make my own pizza because then I can control the amount of oil and cheese. I also load on the veggies.
Seems like it should work. But I’m with you. Not sure I could get past the “there’s cinnamon and butter on my pizza.”
The dough just wasn’t tender enough in my opinion. It was too chewy.
Pizza dough just doesn’t seem to lend itself to something like cinnamon rolls. To me, those call for much more subtle flavor so as not to compete with the intense sweetness of the toppings.