Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Marie's Pizza Puffs~
You all know Marie~ I have made so many of her delicious recipes..I admire her photos.. her "PINS"..her stories..her adorable artwork.
She made these and I just couldn't resist~
They're called Pizza Puffs~
She explains them so well..
They aren't like pizza.. but the taste is like pizza especially w/ a lovely homemade
They are like mini Italian popovers.Light..airy cheesy..soft.
La Recette~ Courtesy of Marie~
Makes 24 bite sized puffs
A tasty little appetizer that most people love. I have chosen to keep mine meatless, but you can add chopped pepperoni, or chorizo or cooked and crumbledbacon if you wish.
75g of plain flour (3/4 cup)
3/4 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp dried basil leaves
1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves
1/4 tsp dried marjoram leaves
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
pinch of chilli flakes
4 fluid ounces of milk (1/2 cup)
2 fluid ounces cream (1/4 cup)
1 large free range egg, beaten
120g of grated mozarella cheese (1 cup)
30g of grated strong cheddar cheese (1/4 cup)
45g of finely grated Parmesan cheese (1/4 cup)
85g of chopped mixed olives (I used green and black, the dry cured with herbs) (1/2 cup)
1/2 of a small red onion, peeled and finely chopped
a small handful of chopped sunblush dried tomatoes
your favourite pizza sauce recipe, 1/2 cup
(reserve the rest for another use in the freezer)
Preheat the oven to 190*C/375*F/ gas mark 5. Butter a 24 hold mini muffin pan. Set aside.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, spices and cheeses. Beat together the egg, milk and cream. Stir this into the dry mixture. Fold in the chopped olives, onions and tomatoes. Let stand for 10 minutes. Spoon into the muffin tin, dividing it equally amongst them. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until risen and golden brown.
Warm the pizza sauce through.
Serve the puffs warm along with the pizza sauce for dipping.
I followed Marie's Pizza Sauce recipe..but added some honey and 3 tbsps of grated parmesan cheese to the sauce.
I used green olives and soaked my sun dried tomatoes..these little puffs need the extra goodies Marie mentions.I am sure the meat lovers would love some Italian sausage or chorizo or prosciutto ..salami etc..in them.
It was snowing like crazy the day I made these for lunch ..they are an appetizer..but they made a delicious lunch on that snowy day~
I will make some this summer also for family BBQ's as hors d'oeuvres..something I think even the alphabet boys will like.
Thank you so much Marie~