Muffin Pan Pizza with Roasted Bell Peppers
For the Pizza Base:
All purpose flour - 1 & 1/2 cup
Instant Yeast - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Warm water - 1/2 cup
Water for kneading as required
For the topping
Tri colour bell peppers - 1 cup
Onions - 1/2 cup
Garlic - 3 -4 cloves
Butter - 1 tsp
Chili flakes - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Tomato Sauce - 2 tbsp
Hot Chili Tomato Sauce - 1 tbsp
Olive Oil - 3 -4 tsp for drizzling
Mozzarella Cheese - 1/2 cup
Cheddar Cheese - 1/2 cup
Oregano for sprinkling
Proofing and bread raising - 2 hrs
Prep for topping - 10 mins
Baking Time - 20 mins
How to make the Muffin Pan Pizza
To make the base
Proof the yeast by adding warm water, sugar to the instant yeast, keep it covered aside for 10 mins. It will froth up.
In a bowl, take the flour, add the yeast, salt and enough water to knead to a soft dough. Keep it covered and let it rise. It takes about 2 hrs in this current weather.
Once the dough doubles its quantity, punch it again and mix in olive oil and let it rise again.
For making the topping
Heat a non stick pan with butter, add finely minced garlic, then onions, finally all the bell peppers, chopped as juliennes.
Toss around for 5 - 7 mins on high, sprinkle the chili flakes, then finally add a pinch of salt and the sauces. Combine everything well. Switch off and keep it aside.
To make the muffin pan pizza.
Knead the dough again, dust the rolling board and pinch out big balls. With a cookie cutter cut out dough that will fit your muffin pan.
Grease the muffin pan with butter and place the mini dough, making sure it fills up to the top. The dough has to be little thick as you will end up stretching the dough to fit the muffin pan.
Drizzle the dough with olive oil. Add grated cheese to the bottom. Now place a teaspoon of the stuffing inside, finally top it again with grated cheese.
Now sprinkle oregano, olive oil and bake at pre heated oven at 185 C for 15 - 20 mins.
After 15 mins, I took the pan out and again drizzled olive oil on top. And baked for another 5 mins.
Since this needs to be deep pan pizza types, adding enough olive oil will bring the effect.
The outer part doesn't actually get browned as you might assume. However the bread ends up being very soft and well cooked.