Monday, June 20, 2011

Pepperoni Pizza Puffs

I saw these on a blog way back when and they have just been waiting on my little to-do recipe list for the right moment to make them.  These babies are like little pizza pockets, but without the preservatives (which is justification in itself to eat an entire pan).  They are SO good--probably because I am obsessed with pizza--but if you like your food mini, and you enjoy cheese, bread, pepperoni and sauce, I don't see why you wouldn't love these as well.  They are the best kind of appetizer to serve at a party because they are homemade, SO easy to make, and who doesn't like pizza?  Besides, you probably have most of these ingredients in your pantry anyway except, maybe the mini muffin pan.  In which case, you can get them for about 10 dollars on amazon, and I say go for it.
adapted from Noble Pig
What you'll need:
1 mini muffin tin with 24 cups
3/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup whole milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup chopped pepperoni (I used turkey pepperoni and I couldn't tell the difference!)
1/2 cup pizza sauce or any type of marinara sauce

Preheat oven to 375o and grease your 24-cup mini muffin pan with Pam--make sure everything is Pam-ed or they'll stick! 
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder.  Then whisk in the milk and egg.  
 Stir in the mozzarella and pepperoni and let stand for 10 minutes.
***As a side note, these are easily made vegetarian by leaving out the pepperoni altogether or until after you've poured half the batter into the muffin pan, making a batch of 12 for both the meat and leaf-eaters.

Stir the batter and fill the muffin pan.  The batter should come almost to the top.  Bake about 20 to 25 minutes until the little puffs are golden.  Heat up a little sauce and serve on the side.  If you have basil on hand, sprinkle on top.  Serve while hot and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I made these! They turned out great! Check out my pics on flickr: