Thursday, May 27, 2010

pepperoni pizza puffs

I made these for book club.  They were easy to throw together, tasty and I can only imagine all of the variations you can make.  Although these were a perfect little snack and are quite tasty right out of the oven they paled in comparison to all of the amazing effort our hostess put into our book club meeting.  I can't wait to post a link to the photos.  She did all the decor in turquiose and red which was the colors on the cover of our book.  She even made an outfit in the color motif.  She is truly a gifted and inspirational person and I feel so blessed to call her my friend.  She makes an ordinary book club meeting a truly special event. I heart her and these tasty little nuggets.  If you want to bring yourself back to high school then pop these in the oven and curl up with Shiver.

Pepperoni Pizza Puffs
Adapted from Everyday
3/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup whole milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
4 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded 
4 ounces pepperoni, cut into small cubes 

1/4 tsp italian seasoning
1/2 cup pizza sauce
2 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil

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

Stir the batter and divide among the mini-muffin cups.  Bake until puffed and golden, ~22-25 minutes.

Microwave the pizza sauce until warmed through, then stir in 1 Tablespoon basil.  Sprinkle the puffs with the remaining 1 Tablespoon basil.  Serve the puffs with the pizza sauce for dipping.

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