The bites are back, and better than ever in this sequel post. I used our game night friend as a guinea pigs for this new version, and based on how quickly they went, I’d say it was a success. Luckily, I left some in the pan when I made the serving plate so I could have more than one!
The recipe is basically the same as in my original post where I tried making pizza bites for the first time. I have highlighted updates in blue below. The biggest changes were using butter instead of avocado oil, adding more sauce and a dipping sauce, and making them less vegetarian friendly with pepperoni.
RECIPE: Pizza Bites 2
Makes Finger Food for Many (or two hungry boys)
Cast iron pan
Kitchen Aid Mixer
2 Little Bowls
Oven heated to 350
1 1/2 Cups Flour
2 t Yeast
Pinch of Salt
1/2 Cup Warm Water
1 T vegetable oil
1/2 a head of Garlic
Hot Pepper Flakes
2 T unsalted Butter
1) In kitchen aid mixer, throw together flour, yeast, salt, water, and vegetable oil.
2) Mix on low for 30 seconds, then on high for about four minutes. Let the dough sit for about 15 minutes.
3) While the dough sits, chop the garlic and put it in a bowl with butter. Microwave for 30 seconds or until butter is melted. Spread a small amount in the bottom of the cast iron pan, and reserve the rest for later.
4) Sprinkle hot pepper flakes across the bottom of the cast iron.
5) Roll the dough out thin.
6) Chop the mozzarella and pepperoni into small bite sizes. The pepperoni was cut into thirds or sixths.
7) Spread the dough with tomato sauce and sprinkle with oregano and parsley. Layer the mozzarella and pepperoni at regular intervals on the dough.
8) Cut the dough between the cheese and meat piles.
9) Wrap the dough around the filling in little packets. Placed the wrap slices into the buttered cast iron pan.
10) Spoon the rest of the butter mixture over the top. Sprinkle with hot pepper flakes.
11) Bake for 20-25 minutes until dough is slightly browned and the entire apartment smells delicious. Serve warm in the pan or on a plate.
The pan on the left is the raw pan and the right side is after baking. I used extra sauce compared to last time and it sort of got everywhere.
The dipping sauce I served was tomato sauce mixed with some basil and thyme in a small bowl. It seemed to be a simple, but popular, addition. I would definitely recommend taking the time to make it.