Sunday, August 1, 2010

Pepperoni Pizza Puffs

Pepperoni Puffs CU

Have you seen the new baby pepperoni from Hormel?

Ok, they really aren't called "baby" pepperoni, they are mini pepperoni, but I think baby pepperoni sounds cuter.

Teeny little bites of pepperoni, perfect for a pasta salad, thrown into a fresh green salad, or the perfect little roni to go into these Pepperoni Pizza Puffs.

Mini pepperoni

No slicing or chopping required.

I made these last Sunday. All 24 of them went within minutes and the boys were asking for more. I guess I should have doubled the recipe huh? Next time I will for sure. I did manage to grab a couple before they were all gobbled up. The kids have been asking all week when I will be making them again.

I found this recipe on Cathy's site Noble Pig. Thanks Cathy!

I changed things up just a bit. Since I have tons of fresh basil growing I chopped some up and threw it in the batter along with some Italian seasonings.

Pepperoni Pizza Puffs
¾ cup flour
¾ teaspoon baking powder
¾ cup whole milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons fresh chopped basil (you can substitute dried – 1 teaspoon)
4 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)
4 ounces pepperoni, cut into small pieces or use the mini pepperoni (about 1 cup)
Pizza sauce for dipping.

Preheat the oven to 375. Grease a 24-cup mini muffin pan. In a large bowl whisk together the flour and baking powder, whisk in the milk and eggs. Stir in the mozzarella and pepperoni. Let stand for 10 minutes.

Stir batter and divide among the mini muffin cups. Fill almost to the top. Bake until puffed and golden, about 20 – 25 minutes.

Serve with pizza sauce for dipping.

Pepperoni Puffs ECU

I can already tell you that these are going to be on my most requested list. .
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