Monday, May 12, 2014

Mini Pizza Muffins for SRC

It's Secret Recipe Club reveal again!!!!!

I get excited, I know, but gee, if it weren't for the SRC, I would never have the excuse for finding the perfect 'recipe' to make for my entry every month.   I mean, I 'have to' take the time to read another food blog to find a great recipe to make, and this time I found a winner, recipe that is. My assigned blog was Jenny's Cookbook this month, and I had fun reading all the recipes, well a lot of them.

 I found the right recipe right off the bat, well, kinda, I also found two other recipes that are must make soon recipes.   You see, one of my treats from time to time is to visit an Indian restaurant in the 'big' city and have their Tandoori Chicken and now I have a recipe to try, courtesy of Jenny and I love, love, love eggplant, but usually just make it into my version of Eggplant Parmesan, which I call an Eggplant Bake.    Jenny's Tandoori Chicken looks like it is a winner and one I will be trying soon.  And then there is her  Mirza Ghasemi, which is something I am going to try.  Well, as soon as I get to the 'big' city and buy eggplant again.

Now for my  SRC recipe reveal:

 Wicked Good Pizza Muffins

Mini Pizza Muffins
I actually made these and brought them to my weekly Friday night gathering and shared them with some lovely ladies a couple of weeks ago.  I also made enough for the guys as well, but  for them I added some pepperoni on top.

Then I had to wait and share the recipe and the how-to's here. sigh. 

But I did, wait that is.

As it so happens I had all the ingredients in my pantry.   I love it when a recipe comes together like this.  Really makes my day.  And I doubled this recipe, however, I didn't double the amount of sugar, cause I thought it would be too sweet. 

 Recipe:
1/8 cup butter, melted
1 large egg
1 tablespoon Pizza Sauce
1/2 cup plain yoghurt ( I used my Greek Yoghurt)
1 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon salt (I omitted this, as I was using salted butter)
1/8 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 cup finely cubed sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup minced red pepper (I omitted this as one of the people there is allergic to peppers)
5 oz. mozzarella cheese, cubed
Pizza sauce for topping

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Spray the cups on mini muffin tins, well.   Jenny says this will make about 6 regular muffins, but you will need to cook them a little longer, I got 42 mini muffins by doubling the recipe.

Mix together the butter, egg, pizza sauce and yoghurt until well mixed.  I also added the dried spices to the wet mixture, it helps the flavours 'bloom' a little more.

In a separate bowl, mix the rest of the dry ingredients together.   Then add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix just until combined.  Add the cheese and minced pepper.   This will be a thick batter.

I used my new cookie scoop to portion the batter into the cups.  Worked like a charm. Place a 1/2 teaspoon of pizza sauce on top of the muffin batter and then put a piece of mozzarella cheese on top. I have a demi tasse spoon that was the perfect size to plop the sauce on with.  I pressed the cheese into the top of the muffin, and them decorated them with some chopped up pepperoni and some diced green pepper on some.
Mini Pizza Muffins with Pepperoni
 A couple of these looked like the x-wing fighters from Star Wars. 
Mini Pizza Muffins with cheese

Bake for about 15 minutes, until bubbly.   Serve immediately, although they were pretty good after sitting for a little bit.

Fresh out of the oven Pizza Muffins

I will make these again, but the next time, I will add a few more toppings I think, as well as adding more pizza sauce to the batter. 

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Sid Munkholm
Sid Munkholm

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

18 comments:

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    1. Thank you. A nice friendly finger food, for adults as well as kids.

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  2. What a great appetizer or snack! They look delicious. :)

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    1. They were delicious and I thought a great appetizer as well.

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  3. Wow...these look amazing! Adding to my party recipes to try list! Thanks - great SRC choice!

    xoxo from Trinidad

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    1. Thanks,they were popular the night I made and brought them, although I thought that they tasted best straight out of the oven.

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  4. This is my kind of recipe. I love minis and I love finger food. I guess the two go together. My TO DO list gets longer.

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    1. Yes they do. We take part in so many parties/potlucks/covered dish events that I like having finger foods to make and take. And mini anything, it's a winner.

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  5. Yum--i love pizza muffins. Great pick!

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    1. Thanks. I'd never heard of them before, but I knew they were for me the minute I spied them.

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  6. My kids would love these and they're the perfect bite! Great SRC choice!

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    1. Thank you. I think they are great for kids as well, and a lot less messy than pizza.

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  7. These look like a great finger food! I'm thinking this needs to go on my ever growing "to make" list. :)

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    1. If your list is anything like mine it's pretty long. These are on my make again list though.

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  8. I'm glad you enjoyed them! I like these because you can put almost anything in them, and they hold up really well for school or field trips.

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  9. I plan on making these again. And trying different toppings as well. But I like them fresh out of the oven best.

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  10. Oh my gosh, how fun do those look? And flavorful and delicious, too! Great choice! (and I can't wait to hear how the tandoori chicken comes out!)

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    1. They were fun and delicious. And I'll let everyone know how the Tandoori chicken comes out when I make it.

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