Homemade Hot Pockets

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Homemade Hot Pockets

Post by HappyDaze »

This is not so much a recipe as it is a method... Please forgive how vague this is - but this is how I've always made them. I got the idea from Jackie talking about her cabbage bread and just started experimenting. This is a very forgiving recipe - any kind of dough, any kind of filling. I used to get about 8 pretty big "pockets" from a loaf of bread dough.

Use any kind of prepared bread or pizza dough for this. Break off a "lump" of dough and roll it into a ball. On a floured board, roll the ball out flat. Practice makes perfect - it took me a while to get a feel for how thin the dough needed to be to hold the filling in and still not be too thick.

The size of your circle (about the size of a teacup saucer is good) determines how much filling - you don't want it falling out all over your baking sheet. Place your filling on the circle (or really whatever shape you want) - doesn't matter if it goes on one side or you spread it around.

Fold the circle in half so the two edges meet - it won't be a perfect match up - it's a circle, not a square. Crimp the edges together with a fork dipped in flour or water. Put a couple holes in the top of each one before baking. Bake at 350 till golden brown on top.

Fillings - you can put anything in these. I've filled them with cooked onions & cabbage, baked beans, tomato sauce, veggies & cheese, sliced apples with cinnamon sugar. You could even put bacon and scrambled eggs in them.

This is a great way to stretch leftovers and fill yourself up. I fed my brother and myself with these a lot one winter when things were really tight for him and I couldn't really afford to feed another person - so I had to get very creative because I wasn't letting my brother go hungry. I'd tell him "bring up what you got and we'll see what I've got and make hot pockets."
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Re: Homemade Hot Pockets

Post by Jackielou »

My cabbage bread uses shredded cabbage, diced onions and ground beef. Baked at 350 for about 35 minutes. The tops are brushed with melted butter or margarine.

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