When I was a little girl, we had pizza to celebrate every occasion. When it was someone’s birthday, when we won the basketball game. When we filled out questionnaires for who-knows-why, we read the question “What’s your favorite food?” And we wrote: pizza.
You’ve got your New York thin-and-rollable pizza, your thick-as-pie Chicago pizza, and your Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ impossibly gooey pizza. All of these come in the same triangular shape. But this recipe gives you more to work with as far as pizza variety goes.
Alex Bohannon, a junior in graphic design and casually creative chef who likes to experiment in the kitchen, brought my attention to the recipe for pizza cupcakes and showed me how to make them. My life has changed considerably since that fateful day.
These are a good idea for parties, game nights and dinner dates. These little snacks are quick and easy to make, and you don’t have to pay $20 for a delivery pizza.
Mozzarella shredded cheese
Toppings of your choice: olives, pepperoni, etc.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Step 1: Combine two cups of Bisquick and 1/2 cup of water in a bowl. You’re basically making biscuits, so if you need extra help, search “Paula Deen biscuits” online.
Step 2: Heat oven to 375 degrees. Knead your dough until it’s not sticky and add more Bisquick if it’s too runny.
Step 3: Make little balls of dough, about the size of a bouncy ball.
Step 4: Grab a cupcake pan, or muffin pan if you’re more of a breakfast person, coat it in baking spray so the dough doesn’t stick, and place little balls of dough in each cup, then flatten them down with your thumb.
Step 5: Put your little balls of dough into the oven so they can turn into biscuit-cupcakes. Set the timer for 15 minutes. They should be a little golden brown on top by the time they’re done.
Step 6: While your biscuits are baking, take your marinara sauce, put it in a sauce pan, and heat it up on the stove until it’s bubbly.
Protip: If you want to make your sauce thicker and more like frosting, add some potato or corn starch to it. Add in as much as you’d like, the taste doesn’t change, but the consistency will.
Step 7: Once your biscuits are done, grab your cheese and toppings, but don’t turn your oven off. You don’t need to wait for them to cool because you’re going to put them back in again. Add cheese and toppings to each one then place them back into the oven for another five minutes.
Step 8: When five minutes have passed, remove your cupcakes from the oven and give them time to cool. Enjoy!Contact Sarah Boutwell.