Servings : Makes 12
An interesting and fun way to present your pizzas. These cute little pizza cups will delight anyone, especially kids. Perfectly shaped and easy to handle, they make for a great addition to lunch boxes or for picnics and road trips.
Ingredients for Pizza Dough
- 2 1/2 cups plain/all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. salt
- 5 tbsp. oil
- 1 1/2 tsp. sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp. instant yeast (use 2 tsp. for colder climates)
- 2 pinches baking powder
- warm milk with a bit of water for kneading
- filling of choice (options given in Instructions below)
- pizza sauce (recipe link given below)
- 1 cup mozzarella and cheddar cheese (or as needed)
Mix all the dry ingredients and the oil, then slowly start adding the warm milk a little at a time. Get it to a soft dough, the softer the better, knead it very well for at least 8 minute or more if possible.
Dab a touch of oil all over the dough, then cover it and place it somewhere warm. Leave it to rise to double its size, takes about 30 minutes to an hour depending on the weather.
Once ready, punch down the dough and then divide it into 12 equal balls.
Grease the cups of your cupcake pan lightly with oil.
For step by step images, click HERE.
Roll each dough ball out into a circle of about quarter inch thickness, then gently place it in the cup hole of the pan, patting it gently to fit the shape. Repeat with the rest of the balls.
Next, spread a light layer of pizza sauce in each cup (recipe HERE) Then add the fillings you plan on using, just make sure you are not suing soggy filling (I used THIS one, plus some of THESE extra toppings). Scatter some cheese over the fillling and drizzle some ketchup over the top of each cup.
Allow the pizza cups to rest and rise for 20 minutes, then preheat the oven at 180C. Bake them for about 15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the dough is cooked through.
Remove the pizza cups from the pan and allow them to rest on a wire rack to cool slightly before serving. These delicious cups can be frozen for up to 2 weeks.