Makes 24 mini muffin puffs
These pizza puffs are another great idea for kids and a fun way to do something other than plain old pizza. They make great snacks and are easy to bring on trips. They will not last long so try one out of the oven before your kids grab them.
3/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup whole milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
4 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)
4 ounces soy hot dogs, cut into small cubes (about 1 cup) or other pareve meat substitute (optional)
1/2 cup marinara sauce (homemade or store-bought)
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 24-cup mini muffin pan. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder; whisk in the milk and egg. Stir in the mozzarella and the soy meat and let stand for 10 minutes.
Stir the batter and divide among the mini-muffin cups. Bake until puffed and golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
Heat the marinara sauce until warmed through, then stir in 1 tablespoon basil. Sprinkle the puffs with the remaining 1 tablespoon basil. Serve the puffs with the marinara sauce for dipping.