Posted October 22, 2011 by Sam in Recipes

Dough Balls (plain & stuffed)

I love making dough balls. They are easy to make and tasty and can be customised to suit!doughballs4


I use my breadmaker to mix the dough and do the first rise. You could mix by hand just remember the dough will need to go in an oiled bowl and be loosely covered and left to rise for about 30-40 minutes before the shaping set of instructions.


This is the ingredients list from my breadmakers instructions to make pizza dough.

1 cup water

1 tbsp melted butter

2 tbsp sugar

1 tsp salt

2 ¾ cups strong white flour

1 tsp fast action yeast

Place in your breadmaker in the order your manufacturer recommends. Then use the dough setting & then make yourself a cup of tea!

When the dough has beeped remove from the pan and place on a floured surface, gently knock back. Then break off small pieces of dough and shape into balls. They about double in size by the end so bear that in mind, you can have then whatever size you fancy. I usually end up making about 30 with this amount of dough..


If you would like to stuff the balls do it at this stage. I had some sundried tomatoes in the cupboard so I re-hydrated them in warm water for about 30 minutes then chopped them with some fresh basil. I made a well in the dough ball and placed the filling in then wrapped the dough around.



Place on an oiled baking sheet then cover lightly with oiled cling film and leave at room temperature or slightly warmer for about 40 minutes. Bake in a preheated oven 200 C (fan 180 C) for 10-15 minutes until firm and starting to turn golden

Eat while hot with garlic butter to dip them in or I used olive oil for the stuffed ones mmmmmm!

These will keep in a container for a few days and they freeze really well and can then just be popped in the oven to make a very quick snack or starter.