Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pizza Puffs, Mk. II

Where's the first draft of the pizza puffs? They were tasty, sure, but so haphazard in their construction that they weren't worth posting. But two changes in the past two weeks have made this second version a roaring success, and surprisingly simple. The changes? A bread machine, and muffin tins.


  • 1 cup flat beer
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp instant (bread machine) yeast (1 packet)
  • 6 oz pizza sauce (your favorite brand)
  • 2 tsp sriracha hot sauce
  • 4 oz shredded mozzerella cheese
  • 18 slices pepperoni


  1. Add beer, butter, sugar, salt, flour, and yeast to the bowl of a bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select the dough cycle setting, and press start.
  2. When the cycle is complete, dump the risen dough bowl onto a large, lightly floured prep surface. Cover the ball with lightly floured wax paper, and roll the dough to less than1/4" thick.
  3. Cut the flattened dough in half. Lightly drape each half of the dough over a standard muffin tin, lightly greased, allowing the dough to conform to the muffin holes somewhat. You may press the dough lightly into each hole with a thumb to assist shaping. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  5. With a pizza cutter, slice the dough along the tip ridges of each muffin tip, separating each muffin into a single square of dough.
  6. Mix pizza sauce and sriracha in a small bowl.
  7. Spoon ~1 tbsp of sauce into each muffin cup. Sprinkle with a generous pinch of mozzerella. Top with 1 piece of pepperoni, whole or sliced. 
  8. Fold each corner of the dough of each muffin cup over the top of each muffin, to form small parcels.
  9. Bake 13-15 minutes, until the tops of the dough are lightly brown. (Oil or cheese may bubble out from tops of parcels. This is normal.)
  10. Remove from oven. Allow to cool for 2 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Serve warm.


Yep. Delicious. Plain and simple. Could switch the toppings up, but these were straight up tasty.