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Pizza Bread or Rolls (Savoury or Sweet)

Pizza Bread or Rolls (Savoury or Sweet)

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These mini pizza bread rolls are made with pizza dough and are filled with leftover bolognaise sauce and feta. They can also be made into sweet rolls.

Instead of making pizza, you can use pizza dough to make these mini pizza bread or rolls, which are perfect as a snack or even for breakfast.

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Mini bolognaise and feta bread rolls image

Sometimes, I make individual small bread rolls and sometimes I like putting them close to each other to make them into pull-aparts.

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Whenever you are going to make pizza again, make more dough and try any of the following options.

Pizza Bread Rolls

Sometimes I make these pizza bread into a big roll, in which I add pizza ingredients and then I cut the roll into 5 cm pieces. I then place them in a Pyrex with the cut side facing up and then bake them.

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Pizza rolls with tomato sauce, mozzarella, smoked turkey and haloumi
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Sometimes, I also add some extra mozzarella on top

I have made them many times and I loved the ones I made using my Tomato Fruit Chutney.  The sweet and spicy chutney combined with the savoury cheese and smoked turkey makes  the rolls irresistible.

One of the many times I’ve made them, I also added mozzarella cheese on top, which really gives them a pizza taste.

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Pizza Bread rolls with sweet filling

Apart from the savoury rolls I also make some sweet bread rolls filled with Tahini, honey, sugar and cinnamon.

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Adding syrup on tahini rolls

The sweet filling is inspired by the Cypriot Tahinopita.    The traditional recipe is quite different but the filling is almost the same.  After baking, I wet the bread with bergamot spoon sweet syrup.  It’s just enough to add its wonderful aroma to the bread.

If you are going to make the pizza dough you can make two smaller baking tins.   The instructions is for two small baking tins 20 cm diametre each.

Other Bread Rolls

Makes:  2 (20 cm) baking tins 

Savoury Filling:

  • Tomato  Fruit chutney (or other tomato sauce)
  • 4 slices Smoked Turkey
  • Grated mozzarella cheese (about 1 cup)
  • 5 slices Halloumi or graviera
  • Grated mozzarella on top (optional)

Tahini Filling:

  • Half of the pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp warm water
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup brown cane sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp Corinthian raisins
  • 2 tbsp goji berries
  • 8 tbsp bergamot spoon sweet syrup or powdered sugar glaze


  1. Divide the dough into two pieces.
  2. Brush two  baking tins with olive oil.

Savoury rolls:

  1. Roll out the dough into a rectangular sheet, about 40 x 30 cm.
  2. Using a spoon add a thin layer of Tomato chutney spreading it with the back side of the spoon, to cover the surface of the dough .
  3. sprinkle some grated mozzarella on top.
  4. On one of the longer sides add a row of smoked turkey and on top a row of halloumi or graviera cheese.
  5. Form into a roll the size of the halloumi width.
  6. Cut the roll in the centre and then cut again each piece again in the centre and again each piece in the centre, so that you have eight slices.
  7. Fill the baking tin with the slices facing up and gently press them so there are no empty gaps.
  8. Sprinkle with more mozzarella cheese on top (optional).
  9. Preheat the oven to 180o C and bake for about half an hour or until golden on top.

Sweet tahini rolls:

  1. Put tahini in a bowl and add a tablespoon of hot water each time and mix well until tahini becomes spreadable.
  2. Add honey and mix.
  3. Roll out the dough into a rectangular sheet, same as above or divide the dough into 8 equal parts and roll out each one.
  4. Using a spoon add a thin layer of tahini, spreading it with the back side of the spoon, to cover the surface of the dough .
  5. Sprinkle some cane sugar all over the dough as well as cinnamon.
  6. Add raisins and goji berries all over the dough.
  7. Form into a roll and then shape it into a spiral.
  8. Carefully put them into a greased baking tin.
  9. Preheat the oven to 180o C and bake for about half an hour or until golden on top.
  10. While still hot, wet the surface with bergamot syrup. (If you don’t have bergamot syrup make a simple sugar syrup).
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*  For the sweet rolls, I used leftover bergamot syrup which adds a wonderful aroma. If you don’t want to make the syrup from scratch, you can make a powdered sugar glaze to pour on top. (Ratio 3 parts sugar + 1 part water or milk or citrus water).

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Another time I made the sweet rolls instead of adding tahini and honey, I added mandarin jam and coarsely chopped almonds or walnuts.

As both baking tins fit in the oven, I baked them simultaneously;

Tahini roll image

Cinnamon sugar glaze:

  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp water or milk or blossom water


  1. Put sugar with cinnamon in a bowl.  Add water or milk or blossom water gradually to make a spreadable glaze.
  2. As soon as you take the tahini rolls out of the oven, using a spoon glaze the rolls.
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Mini filled Pizza Bread or Rolls (Savoury or Sweet)

Yield: 7
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

These mini bread rolls are made with pizza dough and are filled with leftover bolognaise sauce and feta. They can also be made into sweet rolls.



  • 500 grams bread flour
  • 25 grams fresh yeast or 8 grams dried yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • About 1 cup water


  • 3/4 cup leftover bolognaise
  • 150 grams feta
  • 80 grams anthotyros or ricotta
  • 2 tbsp olive oil to brush the bread


  1. See instructions how to make dough for pizza.  
  2. Divide dough into seven pieces and form seven balls.
  3. Crumble feta and anthotyros into a bowl.
  4. Roll each dough into a 1/2 cm thick disc.
  5. Add a tablespoon of bolognaise sauce and spread it on the dough.
  6. Add about 2 tablespoons cheese.
  7. Brush a 35 x 22 cm Pyrex with olive oil.
  8. Fold the dough to enclose the mixture, forming a small round bread and invert it into the Pyrex. With a sharp knife make some cuts on top (optional).
  9. Brush with olive oil on top. (You can sprinkle some sesame seeds on top if you like).
  10. Cover with cling film and a kitchen towel and set aside to rise.
  11. Preheat a fan forced oven to 180o C and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden.
Nutrition Information
Yield 7 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 398Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 23mgSodium 566mgCarbohydrates 59gFiber 3gSugar 3gProtein 15g

"These values are automatically calculated and offered for guidance only. Their accuracy is not guaranteed."

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Tuesday 27th of January 2015

Nothing beats homemade bread! These buns look wonderfully delicious, Ivy.


Tuesday 27th of January 2015

Fabulous and ever so mouthwatering! Now, I'm feeling hungry...



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