Bites of dough made from scratch, stuffed with warm, melt-y mozzarella cheese and spicy bits of pepperoni. Rem and I made Pizza Bites for dinner and though we enjoyed them, we didn’t love them as we expected to. Maybe because I adjusted the recipe to make it a little healthier (1/4 wheat flour in the dough, part skim mozzarella cheese and in my half of the batch, turkey pepperoni) but these were more doughy and less yummy than we’d hoped.
I found the recipe on Annie’s Eats (click on the title to go to her blog and see her recipe) and made the changes mentioned above. We don’t have a stand mixer so I mixed and kneaded the dough by hand. These are good and kind of fun but I don’t know if we would make them again.
I don’t like all the tomato sauce on most pizza but I love the crust. Because these little balls of dough are put up against each other in the pan before baking they aren’t very crusty. Perhaps baking them in a larger pan and more spread out would make them more like I imagined. Of course using whole milk mozzarella and some cooked Italian sausage might win me over too. I dipped some in marinara and could imagine them slathered in butter.
Making pizza dough and baking Pizza Bites on a rainy day with your sweetheart isn’t a bad thing and we’ll use the other half of the dough for pizza dinner on another night. That is my creation for today, day 4 of 30 Days of Creativity.
UPDATE: Leftovers, warmed in the microwave for about 20 seconds than toasted in the toaster oven were really good, especially with a bit of butter.