Pizza Puff

An adorable take on pizza recipes that will certainly be the highlight of any Halloween party - the pizza puff recipe. Take it from Life Currents' procedure and allow yourself to indulge in this savory filled pie. 

Ingredients:

¾ cup flour
¾ teaspoon baking powder
¾ cup whole milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
4 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)
½ red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 shallot, finely chopped
½ teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 - 4 ounces pepperoni, cut into quarters, optional
½ cup your favorite pizza sauce, marinara, or spaghetti sauce

Directions: 
  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F.
  2. Oil a 24-cup mini-muffin pan, if using a silicone mini muffin pan, oiling isn’t necessary.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder; whisk in the milk and egg. Stir in the mozzarella, bell pepper, shallot, herbs and spices, and pepperoni (if using); let stand for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir the batter and divide evenly among the mini-muffin cups. Place the muffin pans on a large cookie sheet, and bake until puffed and golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, heat the pizza sauce in the microwave or on the stovetop until warmed through. Serve pizza puffs with your favorite pizza sauce.
  6. Notes
  7. When I make these Pizza Puffs, I make a half batch vegetarian, and half the batch is pepperoni for the husband. When I do it this way, I use 2 ounces pepperoni. If you want to make a whole pepperoni batch, use 4 ounces. Or, just leave the pepperoni out entirely.
  8. Pizza Puffs may be made ahead and frozen. Freeze the baked puffs in a single layer on a baking sheet, then transfer to a freezer bag. To reheat, bake the frozen puffs on a baking sheet in a 350 degrees oven for 8 to 10 minutes.

Posted by Diane Araga, on October 30, 2013 at 10:00 AM