So, I’ve been told that there is a major international sports event going on these days. Everybody keeps talking about it and almost everything has a football/soccer ball on it. I have to say I more of a Quidditch girl myself, because it is more exciting and more importantly fictional. Even the non-fictional version of Quidditch is more entertaining, who doesn’t enjoy a bunch of guys running around the park on a broom?Now that I think about it, I have a lot of questions about the non-fictional and non-magical variant of this sport. Obviously they don’t have bludgers magically flying through the air, does that mean they pelt each other with balls whilst sitting on a broom with a bat? How does the seeker catch the snitch? Do they let a canary loose in the park or does somebody wear a hat with a Ferrerro Rocher attached to it running around like a crazy chicken? I like the second version better, it has a stronger entertainment factor. What do you think how they play? Or are they actually witches and wizards? I’m not sure whether I am happy to be a muggle or not. As you can obviously tell, I know nothing of football/soccer, but I have spend more time than I’d like to admit thinking about a fictional type of sport. Even though sports aren’t my thing, and some of you probably feel the same way, I thought it was a good opportunity to publish this recipe. Pizza Pinwheels are a party classic, for sports parties or kids birthdays, you cannot go wrong. If one type of cheese is good, then three types of cheese are amazing. You cannot go wrong with cheese. Have a wonderful weekend.
Pizza Party Three Cheese Pinwheel
500 gr All-purpose flour (or replace half with whole-wheat flour)
1 Tbl Semolina
1 Packet dry-active yeast
1 Tsp salt
300 ml luke-warm water
1 Tbl olive oil
1/2 cup pizza sauce
1 cup grated gouda (or parmesan)
1 Mozzarella, sliced
1 cup grated cheddar (or parmesan)
1. Mix the flour, semolina and yeast in a bowl. Make a well in the middle and put the salt on the edge. Add some of the water and use a butterknife to mix everything together adding more water until it has formed a homogenous dough. Add the olive oil and knead the dough with your hands. Cover the dough with a wet tea towel and leave it to prove until it has doubled in size.
2. Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 350°F.
3. Knock the air out and halve the dough. Roll the dough out into a square.
4. Brush the dough with a little olive or garlic oil and spread half of the pizza sauce on the pizza dough. Make sure to leave out the edges. Sprinkle the pizza with the cheeses and some oregano and basil.
5. Roll the dough up from the long edge and cut it inro pinwheel. By using string the pinwheel keep their shape better than by cutting them with a knife. Put them into a greased casserole dish.
8. Put the pizza pinwheels into the oven and bake until golden.