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Pizza Buns

These Pizza buns are a doorway to happiness. When you succeed in baking these sensational pizza buns at home, the whole family goes whoopee gaga about you.
There is pizza sauce and cheese in the tummy of these buns. As you bite into a bun, your teeth go down onto a molten cheesy cushion of heavenly pleasures, next to rich tomatoey goodness. It is the glee of having pizza in a closed compact design. 
Prep Time4 hrs
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time4 hrs 55 mins
Course: Appetizer, Baking, breads, Breakfast, eggless baking, pizza buns, savoury baking
Cuisine: American
Keyword: all about caramel, Food Photography, Food Styling, homemade buns, party foods, Pizza buns, savoury baking
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 170kcal


  • oven
  • Stand mixer


  • 250 gm Maida
  • 190 ml milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 20 gm butter
  • 15 gm milk powder https://amzn.to/36YpSTk
  • 8 gm instant dry yeast https://amzn.to/37XS1Lw
  • 15 gm sugar
  • 10 gm maida - for dusting 1
  • 1 cup Thick pizza sauce https://amzn.to/2tnnGae
  • 200 gm Mozzarella cheese 
  • 2 tsp Sesame seeds
  • 15 ml milk (to brush the buns before baking)
  • 15 gm Butter (to brush the buns after baking)


  • Add maida, instant dry yeast, salt, sugar and milk powder in the stand mixer with dough kneading hook attachment. Start the machine and gradually add the milk to knead the dough. Keep the machine running and knead for 10 minutes. https://amzn.to/37TW3Vu
    Now add the butter (room temperature) and knead more. It will turn from a sticky mass of dough to a dough that is smooth. When the gluten is activated and it is ready. It will take more 15 minutes of kneading to reach that stage.
  • After 15 mins of kneading, transfer this dough to a big bowl, cover and keep aside for 45 minutes to one hour.
    It will double in volume after one hour, take some maida dust your hands and punch down the dough. Take out and knead for one minute.
    Now divide this dough to equal portions. Roll this in a circular motion to make a round shape. 
  • Shaping the pizza buns 
  • Using floured hands, flatten one ball of dough at a time into a 4-inch circle on the floured surface. 
    Place a teaspoon of pizza sauce and a cub of Mozzarella cheese in the centre of the dough, top with a basil leaf. Fold the dough up over the fillings and pinch to seal.
  • Place the sealed side down on the buttered baking sheet. Repeat with remaining balls of dough and fillings, placing the rolls about an inch apart on the baking sheet.
    Cover the tray lightly with a clean kitchen towel and keep aside for 1 hour. This is the second rise and is an extremely important step. 
  • After an hour you will see that the buns have grown in size, lightly brush some milk on the top of the buns. And sprinkle some sesame seeds. 
    Bake the buns in a preheated oven at 180 * C for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. 
    When done brush some butter on the top and let them cool on a wire rack for some time. ENJOY!


Serving: 1bun | Calories: 170kcal