"Pizza muffin? What exactly do you mean?"
I was kind of having an argument at home over the weekend.. and yes the debate went on for two days. According to my hubby the word "muffin" is associated with something sweet and certainly not pizza..not at all pizza.
In fact because they are made in a muffin tin then I think you can call them pizza muffins. This is what has been going around the web for quite some time and they seem to be quite popular indeed.
On Friday, my usual pizza making day, I used half of my pizza dough to make these muffins.
They proved very popular with my children, no doubt partly due to being kind of cute finger food. Great if you are hosting a party or just want a snack.
You can make the dough yourself but if you are in a rush and you are up for a quick treat then store bought dough would do.. and don't think I am a purist and never ever use these things.
When time is tight and I need to prepare large amount of food for parties store bought dough is heaven..it kind of saves my life!
- Prep Time : 20 minutes
- Cook Time : 20 minutes
- Yield : 12
Make your pizza dough (unless using store bought one) using half doses following the instructions here.
I made mine the night before (and I often do if I need to go somewhere in the morning). It always looks like this: lots of bubbles and very sticky, I love to dip my finger in it!
On a lightly floured surface work the dough energetically until it is smooth and elastic, now it is ready to use.
With a rolling pin flatten your dough and cut out some circles with a pastry cutter or with a glass. Always help yourself with some flour as often the dough is sticky.
Grease your muffin tray with a little oil then place each circle into the muffin holes pressing gently.
Put a tbsp of tomato sauce on each dough cup.
Now put some shredded mozzarella or cheese of your choice (about 2 tsp) in each hole, some shredded basil leaves and your favorite topping. I like mines with olives, mushrooms and sundried tomatoes.
Cook at 200C / 392 Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes until the edges are golden brown.