to Build your Own Hot Pockets
long experimented with fillings in bread. You can make scrumptious hot
sandwiches by filling yeast dough with cheeses and meats to make stuffed
hot rolls. (Read how to make hot
roll hot pockets.) Now you can make quick hot pockets with buttermilk
This is a sandwich
type. Fill your pockets with whatever you want, any cheese and meat
combination. Add mustard, jalapenos, or onions if you like. Because
these are made with biscuit dough instead of bread dough, they are quick
2 cups all purpose
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 pound (one stick) cold butter
2/3 cup buttermilk
Preheat the oven
to 425 degrees. Oil a baking sheet.
1. Measure the
flour by scooping some into a bowl and then spooning the flour into
the measuring cup. (If you measure packed flour, you will have too much.)
2. Add the baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt and stir these
ingredients into the flour. Slice the cold butter into the flour mixture.
Use a pastry knife or two kitchen knives to cut the butter into the
flour mixture. Work the butter into the flour mixture until you have
a coarse, grainy mixture.
3. Make a well in the middle of the flour and pour the buttermilk into
the flour mixture. Stir until just moistened and knead a few times to
make a smooth dough.
4. Roll the dough to a thickness of 3/8-inch. Use a large drinking glass
or small bowl to cut circles four inches in diameter. Spread mayonnaise
or mustard on one and pile meats, cheeses, or other fillings in the
center. Lay another circle over the top. Holding the two circles in
your hand, pinch the edges tightly together clamshell fashion. Through
the open side, stuff additional fillings into the pocket and then continue
pinching the edges together. Place the pocket on the prepared sheet
and press the pocket into a flat disc (about 3/4-inch thick) with the
heel of your hand.
5. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until the pockets begin to brown. Remove
the pockets from the baking sheet and place them on a wire rack. Serve