Homemade Pepperoni Rolls (Baked Piroshki)

Of all the recipes I have created, the dough for this recipe is one I am probably proudest of and excited to share with you. The dough is super easy to make and is so versatile, it’s a baked piroshki dough recipe for my Slavic friends. I will be posting a few other fillings for this dough, it’s absolutely fantastic and will become a favorite in your home, yup, yup, true story. You can make baked rolls (piroshki) filled with chicken and potatoes, mushrooms, braised meat and cabbage or even use the meat from our fried piroshki. We are going to start out with pepperoni rolls because everyone loves pizza (or at least all kids do). You can definitely add different ingredients to your liking like you would with pizza. For instance, if you like a kick to your pepperoni rolls add some canned jalapenos, mmmm. Enjoyed with this delicious salad and no-bake dessert.

You can either shape them round like you would dinner rolls or longer (both examples are below).

The butter topping is optional; you can just use an egg wash as a substitute.

*You want to use a good quality flour for these. They work best. I use either Sapphire flour or Canadian flour. If you will be using regular all-purpose flour, start out with like 3 2/3 cups flour and just continue adding flour as needed. The dough shouldn’t stick to your hands.

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Finally, this is a freezer-friendly recipe. Those of you that have an extra freezer, double or triple the recipe. Once rolls are completely cooked, add to Ziploc bag and freeze. Thaw once ready to be enjoyed and bake a few minutes to add freshness. Tastes as if you just baked them:).

Homemade Pepperoni Rolls (Baked Piroshki)

Ingredients for Homemade Pizza Rolls:

Dough-

1/4 cup Hellman’s mayonnaise

2 tsp oil

1 1/2 tsp salt

3/4 cup warm milk

3/4 cup warm water

1 Tablespoon active dry yeast

1 1/2 Tablespoon sugar

4 cups all-purpose flour *see note

Filling-

3/4 – 1 cup pasta sauce

6 – 8 oz pepperoni slices, chopped

2 – 2 1/2 cups shredded cheese

Top-

1/2 stick butter, melted

1 tsp Italian seasoning

1/4 tsp garlic powder

Parmesan cheese

Marinara for dipping

Makes: 20-24 pepperoni rolls

Homemade Pepperoni Rolls (Baked Piroshki)

How to make Homemade Pizza Rolls-

Preheat oven at step 8 to 375F.

In a bowl, whisk mayo, oil, salt, water and milk. Sprinkle yeast over top of mixture and sprinkle sugar over yeast, let sit 5 minutes to activate.

pepperoni rolls

Gradually add flour, mix until flour is well incorporated and combined. Cover with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel. Set dough aside to rise 1 ½ to 2 hours until the dough doubles, almost triples in size.

Homemade Pepperoni Rolls (Baked Piroshki)

Divide dough into two. Take one-half and divide into two again. Then take that half and cut into 6 pieces if shaping into round dinner rolls. If shaping into larger rolls, divide into 5 pieces. Roll out each piece of dough. Add cheese, some pasta sauce and pepperoni. Close up dough and turn over. Repeat with remaining dough.

Combine butter, Italian seasoning and garlic. Brush tops of rolls with the butter mixture.

Homemade Pepperoni Rolls (Baked Piroshki)

Set aside and let rise 30 – 45 minutes, until doubled in size.

Homemade Pepperoni Rolls (Baked Piroshki)

Bake 18-22 minutes until tops of rolls are really golden brown. Add Parmesan cheese before serving.

Enjoy.

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Homemade Pepperoni Rolls (Baked Piroshki)
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Homemade Pepperoni Rolls
Easy and delicious homemade pepperoni rolls recipe (baked piroshki dough).
Servings: 20 -24 rolls
Author: Valentina's Corner
Ingredients
  • Ingredients for Homemade Pizza Rolls:
  • Dough-
  • 1/4 cup Hellman's mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon yeast
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon sugar
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Filling-
  • 3/4 - 1 cup pasta sauce
  • 6 - 8 oz pepperoni slices chopped
  • 2 - 2 1/2 cups shredded cheese
  • Top-
  • 1/2 stick butter melted
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Marinara for dipping
Instructions
How to make Homemade Pizza Rolls- (Preheat oven at step 8 to 375F.)
  1. In a bowl, whisk mayo, oil, salt, water and milk. Sprinkle yeast over top of mixture and sprinkle sugar over yeast, let sit 5 minutes to activate.
  2. Gradually add flour, mix until flour is well incorporated and combined. Cover with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel. Set dough aside to rise 1 ½ to 2 hours until the dough doubles, almost triples in size.
  3. Divide dough into two. Take one half and divide into two again. Then take that half and cut into 6 pieces if shaping into round dinner rolls. If shaping into larger rolls, divide into 5 pieces.
  4. Roll out each piece of dough. Add cheese, some pasta sauce and pepperoni. Close up dough and turn over. Repeat with remaining dough.
  5. Combine butter, Italian seasoning and garlic. Brush tops of rolls with the butter mixture.
  6. Set aside and let rise 30 – 45 minutes, until about doubled in size.
  7. Bake 18-22 minutes until tops of rolls are really golden brown.
  8. Enjoy.
Homemade Pepperoni Rolls (Baked Piroshki)

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