Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Kid-friendly Pizza Bites

Today I faced the usual conundrum of what to have for lunch. Hungry & grumpy, I went for the ol' standby. Cause who doesn't love pizza?  And mini pizzas are such happy little finger foods. Like happy little trees. Only edible. And not green. Unless you want them to be green.

Don't you want me baby! Don't you want me, oooooh!
This recipe is super easy, and I can't help but think that kids would love to make it.  This is all you need:
And then of course whatever toppings you want to put on 'em. A jar of Prego & some shredded mozzarella...  Frank's Red Hot sauce and shredded chicken... Refried beans, salsa, and cheddar, why not?  Heck, today I even made a few with my bacon horseradish dip.  Because I could.

For one dozen pizza bites, you just need an egg, 1/3c of milk, 1/2c of flour, a big pinch of salt, and a muffin tin.  Mix it up in a bowl and add whatever other spices you want (pictured up there is black pepper, basil, & oregano ).

Spray the muffin tin with non-stick spray and use a regular household tablespoon to load up the cups.

 Bake it for about 20 minutes until the batter has risen and is a little bit brown & crispy around the edges. I like to bake it until it doesn't look wet anymore.

← Good enough.

Then put on your toppings. Today I did some with spaghetti sauce & cheddar, some spaghetti sauce & bleu cheese, some combo, all with onions, and a few bacon horseradish. I mean, why not, y'know?  Have fun with it.

Then bake it for another 20 minutes or so, and voila. Lunch. Dinner. Snacktime. Whatever you want, the sky is the limit. And just so's you knows, if you double the recipe, it makes the perfect amount of batter to fit on a pizza stone. Just keep it at 1 egg. Double everything else.


1 cup of flour
1/3 cup of milk
1 egg
1/8 teaspoon of salt

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2) Mix first four ingredients in a small/medium bowl. Add seasonings like basil, oregano, shredded cheese, or other spices that will compliment your toppings, as desired.
3) Spray the muffin tin with non-stick spray in each cup.
4) Using a regular household tablespoon, fill each muffin cup. One tablespoon-full in each cup should work out just right.
5) Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
6) Remove from oven and add your toppings. Don't overload these with sauce, by the way; just a teaspoon of spaghetti sauce on each pizza bite is fine.
7) Bake another 15-20 minutes.
7.5) You can remove the pizza bites easily using a fork or tablespoon to tip them out of the tin.

And there you have it. Omnomnom!

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