Sorry for the delay in the latest Pizza Challenge recipe – I’ve been busy hangin’ out in my gardens every weekend, getting them in tip-top shape for the summer…I’ve even added a new feature: a raised bed for vegetables :)But back to the challenge…Here’s another Tasty Kitchen discovery from the kitchenfairy that puts all the yumminess of pizza into a little muffin. There are a couple things I’ll do differently next time I make these: 1) adding Italian seasoning or garlic powder to the batter (it was a bit bland for my tastes) and 2) putting the sauce-and-cheese mixture between two layers of batter instead of on top.
|My new veggie garden!|
copyright Paula Thompson Freelance
|copyright Paula Thompson Freelance|
2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup pizza sauce
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup diced or mini pepperoni
Pre-heat oven to 400-degrees F. Line 36 mini-muffin cups with paper liners.
Combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar and baking powder in a large bowl and set aside. In another bowl, combine the egg, milk and oil; add this mixture to the dry mixture and mix well, until batter is smooth.
In a small bowl, combine pizza sauce and cheese and set aside. Spoon batter into muffin cups, about 3/4 full, then spoon approximately 1/2 teaspoon of sauce and cheese mix on top of each, following that with the diced or mini pepperoni.
Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, until puffed up and golden brown; cool off in the pan, remove when touchable and serve warm.