Thursday, 12 July 2012

Yummy Pepperoni Pizza Puffs....

 I made these pepperoni pizza puffs. They're like bite size pizzas baked into muffin pan. They're kind of like pizza but puffy and a little like a quiche but loaded with pizza flavour. Feel free to make them with your favourite toppings.

  • 3/4 cup flour 
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 
  • pinch of salt (my addition, optional) 
  • pinch of red pepper flakes (my addition, optional) 
  • 3/4 cup whole milk 
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten 
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 
  • 1 cup cubed pepperoni 
  • 1/2 cup store-bought pizza sauce 
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 24-cup mini-muffin pan. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, Italian seasoning, salt and red pepper flakes (if using) ; whisk in the milk and egg. Stir in the mozzarella, Parmesan and pepperoni; let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir the batter and divide among the mini-muffin cups. Bake until puffed and golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, microwave the pizza sauce until warmed through. Serve the puffs with the pizza sauce for dipping.

NOTE: All my batter did not fit into the 24-mini muffin pan. So I made a full size muffin with the leftover batter. Some pans are larger than others so you may not have have an issue.