Today is the fourth installment of Blogger C.L.U.E. Society where we are given another person’s blog and a word that our recipe should be associated with. This month I got my dear friend Stacy’s blog Food Lust People Love. I have been fascinated by the lunch lady, Madame Wong, who Stacy spoke so admiringly of in her original post about pizza rolls. This fit right in with our word for February “RED”.
I met Stacy some time ago and have been following her blog for several years. Stacy, who is about my age, lives in Dubai and has live in other exotic places even in childhood. Do to her father and then her husband’s work. Stacy travels to the U.S. to visit her daughters on the east coast or her mom and other family in the Texas/Louisiana area like I travel up to the grocery store! I have no idea how she packs then jumps on a plane in no time at all then keeps cooking, photographing, and blogging like she hasn’t just spent 18 hours on a flight. I love her mom and I know she reads this blog so here’s crossing my fingers that I get to meet them both somewhere across the Texas border sometime this summer when Stacy makes her annual trip home.
You can find Stacy’s original post here where she talks about enrolling her and her husband enrolling their daughters at International School of Kuala Lumpur where Madam Wong was the lunch lady – who has a lunch lady that looks like her? You can see her picture on Stacy’s blog. None of mine ever wore a chef’s hat – they all had those hairnet things on then little paper “ice cream parlor” hats. I bet they ate well at school……I know these pizza rolls are delicious and if those had been on my high school lunch menu, I would have been eating at school a lot more often!
I made the recipe mostly following Stacy’s recipe – and please, go over and check her blog out because I made recipes of hers all the time. She is the queen of muffin making as well as some fabulous Louisiana based recipes that are lip-smackin’ good! She also add both American and International measurements for every recipe which is so nice.
Madam Wong’s Pizza Rolls
This is how I did it:
2 Cups of bread flour plus more – I used bread flour but the “more” I used semolina flour because we like that kind of pizza texture like Pizza Hut.
1 Packet of Yeast
1 Tablespoon of sugar
½ teaspoon of sea salt
1 1/3 Cups water about 105F.
Directions for dough:
Make a well with the flour; add the yeast, sugar, salt, and half of the water.
Using a fork start mixing and grab flour with the fork until you have a paste then add the rest of the water and gradually stir in the rest of the original flour that you made the “well” with.
Take the dough out and knead it for a few minutes until you have elastic dough.
Sprinkle top with flour, put back in the bowl, cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for about ½ an hour in a warm place.
Punch it down, bring it out and using the extra flour coat the rolling pin to roll out to 17×13 rectangle.
Now for the pizza part:
1 ½ – 2 Cups of Pizza sauce – I used Contadina in the squeeze bottle and it worked perfectly!
1 ball of mozzarella cheese, sliced – I shredded mine and used 2 cups worth.
Pepperoni – I used one package of Oscar Mayer.
Dried Oregano (optional)
After dough is rolled out, spread about 3/4th of the pizza sauce out and round all the way to the edges.
Put on the cheese and then the pepperoni both to your liking.
Gently and without squeezing, rolls up using the short side for fewer but larger rolls and the long side for smaller and more rolls.
Once rolled up, use a bread knife to place in a parchment laid or non-stick sprayed pan. I used iron skillets.
Top with the rest of the pizza sauce, some shredded cheese, and the optional oregano.
Again, cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm place for 30 minutes.
After 15 minutes, turn on the oven to 350F.
Take the plastic wrap off after 30 minutes and place in the oven. Stacy baked hers for 20 minutes but mine took 35 minutes to be golden brown and baked enough that Mr. Picky Eater would eat it!
They were outstanding! There were 2 left and my daughter snatched them up early the next morning so she could be the one eating them for lunch that day. It was given the seal of approval by everyone in the house only next time I have been asked to double the batch so everyone can enjoy them the next day at lunch……as Top Girl laughs.
Thank you Stacy for bringing us Madam Wong and her outstanding Pizza Rolls.
Take a moment to check out the recipes below and see if you can see who made my recipe – I can’t wait to see it, can you?
- Kelli’s Cheesy Bacon Ranch Appetizers by Lisa from Authentic Suburban Gourmet
- Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Bark by Ramona from Curry and Comfort
- Love Potion #9 w/ Raspberry Chambord Ice Cubes by Christy from Confessions of a Culinary Diva
- Raspberry-Strawberry Puff Pancake by Alice from A Mama, Baby and Shar-pei in the Kitchen
- Garlicky Roasted Tomatoes by Azmina from Lawyer Loves Lunch
- Madam Wong’s Pizza Rolls by Kelli from Kelli’s Kitchen
- Roasted Asparagus by Kim from Liv Life
- Red-Hot Currant-Glazed Pork Chops by Stacy from Food Lust People Love
- Banana Cranberry White Chocolate Muffins by Aly from Cooking in Stilettos
- Red Velvet Cupcakes by Lea Ann from Cooking on the Ranch
- Turkey Joes by Anna from Anna Dishes
- Tomato Herb Compound Butter by Wendy from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Cherry Almond Coconut Bars by Jean from Lemons and Anchovies
- Strawberry Chia Jam w/ Chia Seed Pancakes by Heather from girlichef
- Raspberry Amaretto Bundt Cake by Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Negroni by Kate from Kate’s Kitchen
- Strawberry Vanilla Scones by Christiane from Taking on Magazines
- Pomegranate-Lime Granita by Debra from Eliot’s Eats
- Buffalo Roasted Chickpeas by Janet from Cupcakes to Caviar
Paloma Naranjada from Food Lust People Love
Find this recipe and 100’s more just as good over at Weekend Potluck – just click the link!
adam j. holland
Dang, I wish I lived around the corner from you (so that I could stop by on a regular basis when you just happen to be pulling beauties like these out of the oven!)
You live a “fur piece” from here but one they get those Jetson cars going, it will BE like you live right around the corner!
These look divine! The hubby would think he’d die and gone to heaven 🙂
Those came out so beautifully, Kelli! Well done! I couldn’t wait to see what you had chosen because I couldn’t imagine what I had that fit the “red” category. Madam Wong’s rolls are perfect!
I’m so glad that your family liked them!
They did and now Holli is asking me to make some more – she loves them for lunch!
Nancy @ gottagetbaked
I loved Stacy’s Madam Wong post, but then again, I love Stacy, I love her blog and I love you! I hope I’m there when you get to meet Stacy in real life – we would have a total blast together! The Hubs ‘n I eat pizza at least once a month but homemade pizza rolls sounds even better. These look dangerously delicious.
I would LOVE for you to be there! We would cause all kinds of problems —for Stacy! Hahaha! Thank you for the compliments!
My family would go crazy over these pizza rolls… Love the story behind them. 🙂
Thank you – they were great!
Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm
Oh my……I can hardly wait to try these!!!
They ARE really great!
Oh my Heavens, these look fantastic, Kelly! Forget Adam… just mail these to me. I’m nicer than him anyway. 😛
Kelli, these look scrumptious!!! A must make recipe for our family!!!
Thank you Liz, for taking the time to comment – thoughts and prayers are with you!
Jean | lemons & anchovies
I loved reading about Madam Wong on Stacy’s post and somehow these pizza rolls, though they would have been great on their own, are that much more special for the kind woman who inspired them. That was a long sentence but what I meant to say, in short, love these rolls!
Me too! They are so great!
Heather | girlichef
These would not last for more than 15 minutes in my house! I remember reading that post of Stacy’s and love that you chose that one as your inspiration.
She had lots of red but this was my favorite “red” recipe!
Beautiful! I’ll bet yeast wimps like me could even do these with crescent rolls. LOL, you bakers are probably cringing…
Not me – I even thought about doing it. Yeast scares me! But it wasn’t raining outside and the rising time wasn’t too long (just 30 minutes twice) so I dove in and it worked! No one was more surprised than me.
It was such a treat to have your blog this month – you made it really hard to choose! I absolutely love these pizza rolls – I just wish I had one right now!!!
Thank you so much!
Kim - Liv Life
I have a teenaged son who could most likely clear an entire batch of these beauties!! What a perfect selection!
Our boys ate most – of course they are grown men but the 3 year old ate his fair share too!
Lawyer Loves Lunch
These look like the perfect fix for a pizza craving! And I’m not surprised your daughter snagged them for lunch. I would do the same thing! 🙂
Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines
Hokey smokes, those look amazing. You’re right too, we never had a lunch lady like Madam Wong! In fact, the food we had was so industrialized, I don’t think the lunch folk went any farther than pulling it out of the plastic and heating it up. These rolls look fabulous. I think I have Sophie’s after-school snack figured out thanks to you!
Great! I’m sure she will love them!
I am all over this, Kelli. Love those pepperollis (sp) that mazzios sometimes has. This reminds of them.
I know, me too! But these are way bigger – at least the ones I made were because they rose up like nobodies business! You will love them. I can’t to try ’em with other goodies inside instead of pepperoni.
I love the construction of these, just neat! 😉 and I dont think there would be any leftovers at my house! Great job!
These look awesome! Great choice. I will definitely have to try this.
These look simple and delicious. You could serve them with soup for a nice supper.
That’s a great idea Nicol!