Pepperoni Pizza Puffs

Recipe adapted from http://gimmesomeoven.com/

3/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
3/4 cup milk (I used lactate, Because my hubby is lactose intolerant)
1 egg, lightly beaten
4 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)
4 oz. pepperoni, diced (about 1 cup) ( I did mini’s)
1/2 cup pizza sauce (homemade)
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Method:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 24-cup mini muffin pan.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour,
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baking powder
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and oregano;
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whisk in the milk
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and egg.
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Stir in the mozzarella
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and pepperoni;
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let stand for 10 minutes.

(Then I added in chopped onion)
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and I also add in Pancetta
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and a little garlic salt too
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Stir the batter
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and divide among the mini-muffin cups.
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Bake until puffed and golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
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Warm the pizza sauce, then stir in 1 tablespoon basil. Sprinkle the puffs with the remaining 1 tablespoon basil. Serve the puffs with the pizza sauce for dipping.

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Tip:

These would of course be fun with tons of other ingredients! Some possible ideas that come to mind (all of these diced pretty small!) might be:
“Hawaiian” – Canadian bacon and diced pineapple
sausage
green or red peppers
olives
onion
etc….

I (of course) made my own pizza sauce. This is what I used:
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29oz can of tomatoes sauce (I like a LOT of sauce, you could use a smaller can and I could have too because I had sauce left over)
3 cloves of garlic, minced
Italian seasoning
Parsley flakes
Dried basil
Salt & Pepper
Garlic salt
Balsamic Vinegar
and Red Wine

so start by coating the bottom of a medium skillet with olive oil and turn the burner to medium high heat

while this heats up go ahead and mince your garlic, then toss in the olive oil and cook until you smell the garlic which will only take a minute
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stir the garlic a little, then add the tomato sauce
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Then I added the dried spices and salt all on taste, like so
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Stir

then add in about a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
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Then add in pepper
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then add in a couple of tablespoons of red wine (cause wine makes EVERYTHING better)
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Cook the sauce for 15-20 minutes and then serve with pizza puffs and you will make any man very happy!

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