My brother is in construction and needs an easy, high-protein, low mess lunch each day. I started making these for him in large batches and freezing them. He just takes one out of the freezer each morning and it’s ready to eat by lunchtime!
- Prep Time 25 mins
- Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
- Servings 4
- Dough 2 1/2 cups flour ( I use half whole wheat)
- 1 tablespoon yeast
- 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 1 tablespoon basil ( or other herbs or spices)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 cup oil
- 2/3 cup hot milk
- 1 egg
- Combine 1 1/2 c flour, yeast, sugar, salt and basil.
- Beat eggs and oil together.
- Add egg mixture and hot milk to dry ingredients.
- Mix and then add remaining flour, turning out onto a board to knead when consistency allows.
- Return to bowl and set in warm place to rise (about 30 to 45 min).
- Punch down dough, divide into four balls.
- Roll each ball out into a 8″ circle.
- Add filling to one half, fold over, pinch edges shut like a pie crust.
- Bake 20- 25 minutes at 350°F.
- Filling Suggestions:.
- I use whatever is left in the fridge! Beans, stew, veggies, meat. Here are a few “recipes”.
- Cooked chicken breast, chopped in small pieces, canned corn, barbecue sauce.
- Tuna salad, cheddar cheese.
- Canned beef stew (the nice, thick kind) cheddar cheese.
- Make up your own!