For the dough, I used my basic pizza dough. You can use the same dough as the Rose Rolls, but I find this dough works best with a cheesy filling as it is a lighter-textured dough (no egg added to it).
Here is the dough recipe - Pizza Dough. (this dough makes around 8 Pizza Roses)
For the filling, I have used my basic Pizza Sauce, Spicy Chicken and some shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
STEP 1: Divide the dough into 8 sections and shape them into neat balls.
STEP 2: Now you can start shaping the Roses. Roll out each ball to about 4" diameter.
STEP 3: Brush a bit of butter on the circle of dough. Make 4 diagonal slits, leaving the center intact.
STEP 4: Apply a thin coating of pizza sauce, some filling in the center and shredded cheese all over.
STEP 5: Take one of the sections and cover the side of the filling with it.
STEP 6: Take the opposite side's section and cover the other side of the filling with it.
STEP 7 & 8: Repeat with the two last sections.
STEP 9: Pinch the dough on the side to seal it. Repeat until all rose-rolls are ready.
STEP 10: Place the prepared rolls on a greased tray.
STEP 11: Pre-heat your oven to 180 C. If using the Pizza dough, allow the roses to rest and double in size. If using the Rose Rolls dough, there will be no need to let the roses rise a second time. Brush each rose gently with egg yolk mixed with a tsp. of milk. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until tops are golden and rolls are ready.
STEP 12: Remove and brush them with melted butter. Keep them covered until time of serving so they stay soft.
Enjoy your delicious Pizza Roses!!