This is one recipe that takes me back to my childhood. Italian Dunkers were almost a weekly staple at my school and the only day I took extra money so I could purchase a double lunch. They are really simple to make and I enjoy sharing these little snippets of my life with my husband and child.
(Don’t forget to Pin it for later!)
- 1 pkt active dry yeast, 0.25 oz
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 tsp garlic powder (or to taste)
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- Make dough. Mix together yeast, sugar, and water. Stir and let bubble for a few minutes. Stir in flour and knead until it forms a ball. (I prefer to throw everything into the food processor bowl of my Ninja Blender and hit “dough” until combined). Cover and let rise until doubled, approximately 45 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350* Fahrenheit.
- Once dough has doubled, grease a baking sheet and spread dough out as if you were making a pizza.
- Melt butter and add garlic powder. Brush onto dough with a pastry brush.
- Sprinkle cheese on top.
- Place into oven and bake until crust is browned and cheese is melted, approximately 10-12 minutes. Cut into breadstick-like strips and serve with your favorite warmed pizza sauce.
Dipping Sauce (also known as pizza sauce!)
- (1) 6-oz can tomato paste
- (1) 15-oz can tomato sauce
- 1 1/2 Tbs oregano
- 2 Tbs Italian Seasoning
- 3/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- Mix tomato paste and tomato sauce together in a medium-sized bowl until well combined.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Simmer on stove for 5-8 minutes to serve with Italian Dunkers or use as sauce on your favorite pizza recipe!