Superbowl is around the corner and these buns would be perfect. They can also be made up ahead of time and frozen until game day.
Pizza Party Buns
1 1/4 cups lukewarm milk
3 T olive oil
3 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour
2 1/2 tsp. instant yeast
1/2 cup of your favorite pizza sauce (I use Raos)
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (or the cheese of your choice)
4 ounces (about 1 cup) chopped or shredded pepperoni (I used veggie sausage that I cooked first)
Place all of the dough ingredients into a bowl... you can mix by hand, use a stand mixer with dough hook, or in a bread machine--to make a soft dough.
Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover it with plastic wrap. Allow to rise until doubled, 60 to 90 minutes.
Towards the end of the rising time, preheat oven to 350F-degrees. Bake the buns for 25 to 30 minutes, until they're a light golden brown. One change I made was to melt some butter (3T) and added 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder. I brushed my rolls when they came out of oven. This not only added extra flavor, but the melted butter gives the rolls a nice shine.