RITIKA NARULA

Pizza Macpuff ( Macdonald’s style)- Whole Wheat

 

I get bored very easily. When i was studying i used to change subjects many times a day.  I could never do one subject a day. If it was A during the morning then i would take up B till evening and C at night. This pattern can be seen in other aspects of my life (Not all though , i have same husband for last 7 years and i am still not bored of him  ;))) - i like to bake different things and if i have to bake same thing thrice the thrill of baking is lost for me. 

 

Dinners are special for us .That is when the whole family eats together.Also there is no office or any other work to attend to after dinners so it is a happy and relaxed meal. Therefore, i love to bake for dinners. And as i was bored of the regular roti sabji, i planned to bake something different tonight. But i did not want to compromise on the nutrition aspect as it was weekday and not cheat day. 

So it had to be something interesting , less fatty- non fried, fibre rich, sugar free and with vegetables. Also i had leftover homemade pizza sauce i made on weekend for the pizzas. Only one thing seemed to satisfy all the above considerations- Pizza Macpuff. Now  just had to make it healthier.

 

The ones that are available at MacDonald's are deep fried , refined flour ones.But i baked these and made shell /crust with whole wheat flour. I added 'just enough' fat in the dough for crisp crust. I used garden fresh veggies- carrots, broccoli, fresh sweet corn, onions for the filling. For pizza flavour, i relied on very flavourful oregano and other herbs mix that my mata rani (my mom) gave me in a big packet when i visited her last. It made for a perfect interesting weekday dinner !

 

 

 

 

 

AuthorRitika NarulaCategory, , , DifficultyBeginner

Yields8 Servings
Prep Time30 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time1 hr

Macpuff shell-
 3 cups whole wheat flour or aata
 1.5 tsp salt
 5 tbsp Amul butter or solid home made butter or solid ghee ( I used solid ghee that means I refrigerated it till it was solid)
 1 cup plus 4 tbsp cold water
Filling-
 1 tbsp oil
 3 cloves of garlic-chopped
 1 carrot chopped
 1/4 head of broccoli -chopped
 1 capsicum chopped
 1/4 cup sweet corn boiled
 1/2 tsp salt
 1/4 oregano/pizza seasoning
 4 tbsp pizza sauce ( I used home made sauce)
 1 tbsp tomato sauce
 1 tbsp hot and sweet sauce / chilli flakes/ red chillies powder

For the filling-
1

In a wok add 1 tbsp oil, add 3 chopped garlic cloves, 2 onions chopped cook for 1 minute. Add chopped carrots , broccoli cook on high flame for a min add capsicum.

2

Now add in boiled sweet corn and then add salt , pepper and 3 to 4 tbsp pizza sauce( I used home made pizza sauce) 1tbsp tomato ketchup, 1 tablespoon hot and sweet sauce or chillies (optional) .Let cook for a couple of minutes add oregano seasoning and switch off flame.

3

The consistency should not be too dry it should be juicy but not runny.
(I used homemade pizza sauce). Let it cool fully before using in the puffs.

For Macpuff Crust-
4

In a bowl, take whole wheat flour and add salt to it. Mix well.

5

Add in solid ghee to the flour and rub the ghee in flour using finger tips.

6

Take some flour in hand and press it in your palms if it holds shape then the quantity of fat in flour is perfect. See pic for reference.

7

Add cold water in batches of three. Bring the dough together. You might require 1 to 2 tbsp more water than the mentioned quantity. ( The actual quantity of water depends on the type of flour used).
Form soft dough without kneading. Cover and keep in fridge for 20 to 30 minutes.

8

On a floured surface in silicon mat, take a ball of dough( after resting) and roll using rolling pin.

9

Roll into a rectangle. Cut the edges.

10

Now cut rolled dough into small rectangles using a ruler

11

Here I made 8 rectangles of 7×10 cm . These will be the base of macpuff. For the top layer of these base I made 8 rectangles a little wider than the base rectangles around 8×10 cm. ( this is because we are using whole wheat flour here which is not elastic so the upper layer doesn't tear up at the time of sealing the edges )

12

Keep half of the rectangular strips on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Place the pizza macpuff filling in the centre of these rectangles .

13

Using finger or brush coat the sides with little water. Now take other rectangular sheets and place on top of this filling. Bring the edges together .

14

Prick the edges using fork.

15

Repeat process for making other macpuffs.

16

Preheat oven at 200 degree Celsius for 15 minutes.
Cover and place the macpuff tray in the freezer or fridge till the oven is preheated.

17

Brush the top with milk and bake in preheated oven at 200 degree for 20 to 30 minutes or till it is golden brown on top.

18

Remove and brush the sides and top with butter.
Sprinkle the top with oregano mix ( this step is optional) for flavour.

19

Serve it with ketchup or cheese dip.

20

Notes - Use cold cubed butter or cold solid ghee. If using salted butter adjust salt in the flour or skip it altogether.

Ingredients

Macpuff shell-
 3 cups whole wheat flour or aata
 1.5 tsp salt
 5 tbsp Amul butter or solid home made butter or solid ghee ( I used solid ghee that means I refrigerated it till it was solid)
 1 cup plus 4 tbsp cold water
Filling-
 1 tbsp oil
 3 cloves of garlic-chopped
 1 carrot chopped
 1/4 head of broccoli -chopped
 1 capsicum chopped
 1/4 cup sweet corn boiled
 1/2 tsp salt
 1/4 oregano/pizza seasoning
 4 tbsp pizza sauce ( I used home made sauce)
 1 tbsp tomato sauce
 1 tbsp hot and sweet sauce / chilli flakes/ red chillies powder

Directions

For the filling-
1

In a wok add 1 tbsp oil, add 3 chopped garlic cloves, 2 onions chopped cook for 1 minute. Add chopped carrots , broccoli cook on high flame for a min add capsicum.

2

Now add in boiled sweet corn and then add salt , pepper and 3 to 4 tbsp pizza sauce( I used home made pizza sauce) 1tbsp tomato ketchup, 1 tablespoon hot and sweet sauce or chillies (optional) .Let cook for a couple of minutes add oregano seasoning and switch off flame.

3

The consistency should not be too dry it should be juicy but not runny.
(I used homemade pizza sauce). Let it cool fully before using in the puffs.

For Macpuff Crust-
4

In a bowl, take whole wheat flour and add salt to it. Mix well.

5

Add in solid ghee to the flour and rub the ghee in flour using finger tips.

6

Take some flour in hand and press it in your palms if it holds shape then the quantity of fat in flour is perfect. See pic for reference.

7

Add cold water in batches of three. Bring the dough together. You might require 1 to 2 tbsp more water than the mentioned quantity. ( The actual quantity of water depends on the type of flour used).
Form soft dough without kneading. Cover and keep in fridge for 20 to 30 minutes.

8

On a floured surface in silicon mat, take a ball of dough( after resting) and roll using rolling pin.

9

Roll into a rectangle. Cut the edges.

10

Now cut rolled dough into small rectangles using a ruler

11

Here I made 8 rectangles of 7×10 cm . These will be the base of macpuff. For the top layer of these base I made 8 rectangles a little wider than the base rectangles around 8×10 cm. ( this is because we are using whole wheat flour here which is not elastic so the upper layer doesn't tear up at the time of sealing the edges )

12

Keep half of the rectangular strips on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Place the pizza macpuff filling in the centre of these rectangles .

13

Using finger or brush coat the sides with little water. Now take other rectangular sheets and place on top of this filling. Bring the edges together .

14

Prick the edges using fork.

15

Repeat process for making other macpuffs.

16

Preheat oven at 200 degree Celsius for 15 minutes.
Cover and place the macpuff tray in the freezer or fridge till the oven is preheated.

17

Brush the top with milk and bake in preheated oven at 200 degree for 20 to 30 minutes or till it is golden brown on top.

18

Remove and brush the sides and top with butter.
Sprinkle the top with oregano mix ( this step is optional) for flavour.

19

Serve it with ketchup or cheese dip.

20

Notes - Use cold cubed butter or cold solid ghee. If using salted butter adjust salt in the flour or skip it altogether.

Pizza Macpuff ( Macdonald’s style)- Whole Wheat

4 thoughts on “Pizza Macpuff ( Macdonald’s style)- Whole Wheat”

  1. Your recipes are really creative and you make the process look simple too! Thank you for such lovely ideas 😁

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