Party Food! Pizza in a Bite. October 20th, 2008 by katie Getting together to watch a game?
Or maybe watching a different sort of game? Pizza bites are awesome party food. This recipe makes three trays which means you can pop them in the freezer and always have a quick appetizer on hand. Although, they are usually so popular that you’ll wind up baking all three trays in one night! Pizza Bites 2 recipes pizza dough (or 2 cans refrigerated pizza dough)8 oz block mozzarella cheese4 oz thin sliced pepperoni2 tsp Italian seasoning (combine oregano, basil, parsley, and garlic)1/4 cup olive oil3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheesepizza or marinara saucePrepare pizza dough and roughly chop pepperoni. I used to use the refrigerated pizza doughs for this recipe, but I actually find the homemade dough far easier to work with. Basic Pizza Dough 1 pkg active dry yeast (or 2 1/4 tsp loose yeast)1 cup warm water1 tbsp olive oil1 tsp salt2 3/4 cup flourCombine yeast and warm water, stir to dissolve.Add oil, salt, and flour.
Mini Pizza's. Sometimes I buy the store-made pizza dough but instead of using it to make one big pizza out of it, I prefer to use it to make mini pizza's as a snack. As I have Italian roots, I prefer to make the tomato sauce myself to keep the real authentic taste. By using some garlic, these little snacks, when in the oven, make the house smell like my grandparents house when I was a child.
It brings back good memories. These mini pizza's don't require many ingredients, are ready in no time and they taste just delicious. To cut out the little round pizza's you can just use a glass. Mini pizza's4 ServingsIngredients: one package store-made pizza dough 125g canned tomatoes 1 clove of garlic 1/4 teaspoon oregano 1/4 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon pepper1 egg 50g mozzarella 1. preheat the oven to 200 degrees 2. start cutting out the little round pizza's with a glass (leave the round pizza's lay on the baking paper and don't move them around too much as they will change shapes and become thinner at some places)
Muffin Shaped Calzone. In the continuation of my attempts with homemade pizza dough, I made for daughters and me a muffin shaped calzone. The only thing that makes this remotely muffin is that it is baked in a muffin pan. I'm not exactly sure if it is better to bake in the muffin pan but it certainly is interesting. Since I am a muffin morpher (doffins and chuffins) I figured why not mealuffins? (A meal in a muffin) It's really the only reason why I made them in this shape and most likely I wouldn't do it again. I think I would have preferred just the regular calzone shape for ease, but it was fun making the muffin shapes just for presentation.
The idea is off of epicurious.com and it is taken from Cookie, the magazine. I found working with the leftover pizza dough from yesterday's post really easy - it was stiffer after it been in the fridge, but I just let it warm up a bit until it was pliable. This is a photo step by step for those who like visuals. Golf ball sized balls of dough.
A mealuffin cut open.