WannaBe Chef

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Goodbye Natural Light October 18, 2010

Filed under: Appetizer,Pizza — WannaBe Chef @ 7:00 am

Well folks, it’s that time of year again. It’s time we say goodbye to dinners photographed in natural light 😦 I will apologize in advance for my future yellow-light bathed dinners. Onto the first one…  These little puffs were pretty tasty.  You could probably add any kind of pizza topping you wanted, and they would be a great football-watching snack.

Pepperoni Pizza Puffs
Clipped from a magazine… possibly Rachael Ray?


  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup chopped pepperoni (I used turkey)
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil or 1/2 tsp dried
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 375 and grease a 24-cup mini muffin pan
  2. In large bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder, then whisk in the egg and milk.  Stir in the cheese and pepperoni, let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir the batter again and divide among the mini-muffin cups (fill about 3/4 of the way).  If using dry basil, sprinkle a pinch over each puff.  Bake 20-25 minutes or until puffed and golden brown.
  4. If using fresh basil, sprinkle over hot puffs.  Serve puffs with hot pizza sauce for dipping and red pepper strips on the side. 

3 Responses to “Goodbye Natural Light”

  1. spabettie Says:

    oooh, these look delicious… I want them for breakfast Right Now…

    I totally hear ya on the natural light thing… if it’s after 4pm no luck!! 😀

  2. hbobier Says:

    I’m with ya–booh to early sunsets! At least daylight savings time is only a few weeks away, so that will help!!

  3. Carrie Says:

    Those look very yummy!

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