Pepperoni Pizza Puffs
Ideal with Le Cuvier 2010 Zinfandel
3/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
pinch of salt
dash of cayenne or chili powder
3/4 cup whole milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup cubed pepperoni
1/2 cup pizza or Marinara sauce
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 24-cup mini-muffin pan. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, Italian seasoning, salt & cayenne (or chili powder, if using). Whisk in the milk & egg. Stir in the mozzarella, Parmesan, & pepperoni. Let stand for 10 minutes.
Stir the batter & divide among the mini muffin cups. Bake until puffed & golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Meanwhile, mircrowave or heat on the stove the sauce. Serve the puffs with the pizza sauce for dipping.