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Pepperoni Pizza Appetizers

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I’m so glad that I tried this recipe at home before making it for 130 students.   So many things can go wrong even with the simplest of dishes .     After taking a closer look at this I discovered that one of the pepperoni balls has 350 calories. Well, that may be fine and good for my swimmers and football players but for the average person that’s not what I would like to encourage as a snack. With that said I set out to reduce the calories by cutting the serving size to 80 calories. The original recipe called for an entire biscuit. I cut each biscuit into quarters and proceeded with the original recipe. It really came out beautifully, but did not have the pizza punch that I wanted and it  was a little time-consuming.  So I used a recipe from the dark ages and my students thought it was genius. I couldn’t believe that only two or three had made small pizzas using biscuit dough. They all said , “Why would we make them when we can just buy frozen pizza pockets at the grocery store? ” Now they can create their own pizza appetizers and control the ingredients.

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Pizza Dough from Scratch

Homemade Pizza Dough

One of the last demonstrations that I did for my classes this year was homemade pizza dough.  It is really easy to make and my students were in awe!  I use my Kitchen Aid mixer with the dough hook, but  the dough can be made in a food processor or using the dough cycle on a bread machine.  All three work well.  You can also make the dough by hand, but it will take a little more work.

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Basic Pizza Sauce

I am really a snob when it comes to pizza. I like great pizza.  Right now I am on a mission to make the best pizza.  The total package has not come together yet, but I think that I have found part of the eluding pizza – the sauce.  Back in July GI Joe took me the New York City for my birthday.  We stayed at the lovely Waldorf Astoria and the concierge knew her stuff.  The restaurants she suggested were some of the best I have been to. Continue reading

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