Friday, May 8, 2015

Freezer Fridays: Pizza Dunkers

We are officially down to the last few weeks of school for the year. I honestly think, where has the time gone? It's been a good year for us; filled with new adventures, challenges and lots of memories. But there's still lunches to be made and I am doing my darnedest to keep it interesting for the girls.

They are much better than myself when it comes to eating sandwiches, I simply get tired of them and would rather eat leftovers or something different. However, they are always up for anything related to pizza. We made these for dinner early in the week, sometimes little appetizers like these are fun. Plus it gives me a chance to try out some new creations.

That night they quickly inhaled one batch and then I had to make another. Our second grader took some in her lunchbox the next day and enjoyed them. In fact her container was empty so that's always a good sign.

While these didn't exactly last long enough to make it into our freezer, I can definitely plan on adding them in the near future. Maybe even add different fillings for a nice variety. They'll be perfect to have on hand for the lunchboxes, snacks or any time I need a quick appetizer.

Pizza Dunkers

1-1/2 cups flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp Italian seasoning
2 eggs
1-1/2 cups milk
8 oz. mozzarella cheese, grated
3 tbsp Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup diced pepperoni
pizza sauce, for serving

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease two mini muffin pans and set aside.

In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Whisk in eggs and milk.  Add both cheeses and pepperoni.

Using a small scoop, drop batter into wells of prepared pans. Bake in oven for about 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes before removing from pan. Serve warm with pizza sauce. Makes about 48 mini pizza dunkers.

For freezing: Let cool completely and then transfer to a sheet pan. Flash freeze for about one hour or just until frozen. Then transfer to freezer safe containers or bags. Make sure to label with contents and the date. When ready to enjoy; remove desired number of dunkers from freezer and let thaw. Then reheat in oven for 5-10 minutes or microwave for one minute.

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