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Pizza Muffins
« on: October 11, 2009, 04:28:08 PM »
I've been thinking about these for awhile and finally gave it a try. Easy to do. Make your pizza, roll it up, slice and place in a muffin pan.

I used a dough that's about 55% hydration. Overnight  retard. It's easy to roll and shape. After rolling into a rectangle I sauced it and added pepperoni and mozzarella. You have to kind of figure the size of the roll or it may exceed the diameter of you muffin pan. Mine is 2.75" across and about 1.25" deep so I sliced the roll every 1.25". The slices are a little hard to handle. Lay the slices in the pans and bake at 425 for about 25 minutes. The slices were in the pan about 30 minutes before baking. Have to play with this to see how it effects things. Slight sticking problem. I used PAM. I may invest in a non stick muffin pan.

The great thing about these is there are fairly easy to make. The toppings, red or white are endless. I wish I had had fresh basil. Pesto ? Also they travel well. Kids lunch, at work, car trips etc.


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Re: Pizza Muffins
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2009, 09:09:16 PM »
That is awesome!  :chef:

Thanks for sharing. ;D
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Re: Pizza Muffins
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2009, 09:37:23 PM »
Nice!

Looks like a good use for leftover pizza dough and fillings.

Thanks!


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Re: Pizza Muffins
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2009, 08:01:17 AM »
apizza,
That looks like a great idea!  :)  Good to see your idea worked out well.  They sure look yummy.  I will have to try your idea out.
I make something similar with about the same ingredients you use.  (pepperoni and mozzarella)
I stretch my dough into a rectangle and then used the pizza cutter to cut the dough into thick slices,  cut pepperoni in half and put on, then put on mozzarella.  Fold each strip over and then twist one end under tuck in and take the other end and fold over top and tuck in.  Then bake on parchment paper in the oven.  I don't have any pictures right now of how they look, but if you want if will take pictures and post under your thread. 
Your idea of adding basil or pesto sure sounds great, too.
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Re: Pizza Muffins
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2009, 12:40:30 PM »
Bill, Mad Ernie, hope you have a lot of fun with this. Enjoy.

Norma, post the pictures. We're always learning.

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Re: Pizza Muffins
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2009, 07:13:29 AM »
apizza,
Your idea really worked out well for me.  I did spray Pam on the cupcake pan and found in my oven that I had to take the pizza muffins out before they were finished and then put on a pan with parchment paper and finish.  Then I just tried putting on a pan with parchment paper after cutting the pizza muffins and that worked, too.  Your idea gave the bottom of the pizza muffins a more crunchy texture.  I really liked that, because it tasted more like a pizza made in a pan with oil. 
I then tried to make something like a cinnamon sticky bun.  I used cinnamon, sugar, and brown sugar mixed.  I first put margarine on the dough.  They really turned out good, but I will have to try more and refine how to make all of them look more consistant.  I then cooled them down and tried them later in the day put back into the oven.  They were just as good after being in the refrigerator. 
Here is pictures of the pizza muffins.
The last picture is how I did twist the knots when I made the mozzarella and pepperoni before.  I just used these to make garlic knots, yesterday.
I like your idea much better for making the pizza muffins.  :D
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Re: Pizza Muffins
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2009, 04:10:22 PM »
Everything looks great Norma. Thanks for the pictures.

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Re: Pizza Muffins
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2009, 07:04:54 PM »
Norma,
Did you see this thread or Knot?  :P http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,2851.msg72178.html#msg72178
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I am gonna try those muffins there is a recipe on King authur flour thats a guyre chees muffin/ looks great
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Re: Pizza Muffins
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2009, 07:38:35 PM »
I used to toss my extra stuffing in a muffin pan, but the crunchy on all sides "Stuffin' muffins" have gotten so popular around the dinner table I fill the muffin pan first now.  A quick spray of Pam or wipe of butter and gently pack the stuffing in.

I do need to try the pizza muffins.  That looks neat.

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Re: Pizza Muffins
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2009, 04:36:35 PM »
I purchased a non stick muffin pan and it worked great. Since it's a darker color the outsides had more crunch. Also tried fresh basil and it was very tasty. Still messing around with this and the experimental results dissappear quickly.


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Re: Pizza Muffins
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2009, 09:30:39 PM »
i love this idea ! this is a great appetizer and could be made pretty quickly.

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Re: Pizza Muffins
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2009, 10:14:30 PM »
the zaman,
Your photos look great!  What did you use for the stuffing?

apizza,
Your idea of using the dark colored muffin pan makes sense that the muffins would come out more crunchy..will have to try that idea when I find time..
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Re: Pizza Muffins
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2009, 10:24:35 PM »
We make something similar called a Pinwheel.

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Re: Pizza Muffins
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2009, 11:08:03 PM »
RoadPizza

The pizza wheels look awesome!!! Would love to know how you make them. :chef:

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Re: Pizza Muffins
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2009, 11:17:59 PM »
RoadPizza

The pizza wheels look awesome!!! Would love to know how you make them. :chef:

You pretty much just need to stretch out a large dough circle to a rectangle.  Put your toppings evenly on top and roll into a log.  After letting it rest for 10 minutes, cut, lay out on a pan, and bake.

I apologize if I can't go further into the details.

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Re: Pizza Muffins
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2009, 06:40:20 AM »
RoadPizza,
Your pinwheels look sooo delicious! 
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Re: Pizza Muffins
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2009, 11:18:33 AM »
 flatten 24 0z dough 12 '' by 18'' light layer of pizza sauce, layer of pepperoni ,pizza cheese, romano, and oregano roll tight and cut. first batch never made it out of the kitchen.

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Re: Pizza Muffins
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2009, 05:30:27 PM »
I am lovin' the looks of all of these!  Pizza muffins?  Whoda thunkit!  I finally have a use for that muffin pan, just gotta find it, unless it went for 50 cents at the last garage sale.
Thanks apizza!


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Re: Pizza Muffins
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2009, 07:34:47 AM »
nice presentation on your pin wheels . those look quite delicious .


 

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