Tuesday, February 8, 2011
A week or two ago my 4yr odl and I were playing restaurant where he was serving me up all kinds of yummy treats. Pickle burger, chocolate chip cookie milkshakes, and pizza cupcakes. When he served me the imaginary pizza cupcakes a lightbulb went on. And the next night that's exactly what we had for dinner! They were amazing so I'm sharing with you!
Jiffy Mix Pizza Dough (Great because it's about fifty cents!)
Toppings of your choice
First you will need to make your dough. If using the Jiffy dough, you will add water, mix, cover & set aside to rise.
Next chop up any ingredients you choose. We made supreme with onions, olives, green pepper, mushroom, tomatoe, & pepperoni.
Prep your cupcake pan by spraying it with cooking spray. I use Pam Baking spray. I am not sure what would happen if you got all crazy & busted out some cupcake wrappers. But baking the pizza in the pan makes it quick & easy to eat.
Now make small dough balls and press & stretch them into the cupcake pan. The dough can get pretty sticky so you may need to spray your hands with the cooking spray between making each dough ball.
Once you have filled your cupcake pan, place in a pre-heated oven (at 425 degrees) for 3 minutes. Note that during this time the dough will become puffy. Once you remove it from the oven you will need to use a teaspoon to press the center in and create a pocket for the toppings.
Now comes the fun! This is a great chance for the kids to get in on the action and create their own personal pizza cupcakes!
First sprinkle just a touch of cheese in each of the cupcakes. Next come the toppings. Now cover the toppings with sauce (as it bakes it will sink and cover the toppings. Finally, add a mound of cheese as the icing! We even used mini pepperoni rounds to top our cup cakes like cherries!
Now your cupcakes are ready to go in the oven! They will cook for about 12-15 minutes as they are smaller than a regular pizza. Once they are finished just let them cool on top of the over a bit and then pop them out for a fun hand held dinner!