Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hot Pockets

This week I'm sharing some of our favorite summer recipes. I like to make up a big batch of these sandwiches and freeze them. They make a quick summer meal and we enjoy them hot or cold.

2 T yeast
1/2 cup warm water
3/4 cup warm milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup soft butter
1 egg
1 tsp salt
3-4 cups flour (I use half whole wheat.)

Filling ingredients:
Whatever you wish!
Options include ham and cheese or pizza ingredients

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add milk, sugar, butter, egg, salt and two cups flour. Beat until smooth. Add more flour until you have a nice smooth dough. Knead for several minutes. Allow to rise until double. Divide dough into 16 pieces.
Roll out each piece of dough and layer sandwich ingredients in center. Do not over fill.
Fold edges over filling and pinch tightly to seal.
Place sealed edge on baking sheet. Brush with milk and sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired. Let rise for 20 minutes.
Bake at 400 degrees for 8-12 minutes.

9 comments :

  1. Sounds yummy Gina!
    One question, at what step do you freeze these "hot pockets"?

    Thanks, Carolyn

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  2. Carolyn - Sorry, should have made that clear! I freeze them after baking so that all they need is reheated in the microwave. Or sometimes I wrap them in foil and stick them in the oven if I have a lot to do! Or we just eat them cold!
    Gina

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  3. Gina,
    These look grrrreat!
    Another one for the "to make" file on my computer!

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  4. I may have to try making these Gluten Free. I think it would be a great idea for packed lunches in the winter. Maybe I'll freeze the wrapped product and bake as needed and see how that works.

    I just LOVE your photography. You have a real talent.

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  5. i love this idea!!! i will be making these soon!!!! i was telling ym husband about these and that i will be making these soon and i was wondering if i would be able to make these into a peanut butter and jelly one? He loves the smuckers uncrustables and they can be quite expensive!!! Thanks

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  6. Hi Gina,

    I just found your site and I'm enjoying it. One question though, 2 tablespoons of yeast sounds like a lot for this recipe, is it correct?
    Thanks,
    A fellow Mennonite from Pennsylvania

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  7. Hi Gina,

    I just found your site and I'm enjoying it. One question though, 2 tablespoons of yeast sounds like a lot for this recipe, is it correct?
    Thanks,
    A fellow Mennonite from Pennsylvania

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  8. Vicki-
    Two tablespoons does sound like a lot. You could probably use less, but this is the recipe that was given to me and the way I've made them.
    Gina

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  9. Hello Gina,
    Today is my first time on your site, I'm sure it wont be my last :)
    Quick question.......could I mix this dough in my breadmachine?

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