Monday, April 11, 2011

Deep "Cup" Pizza!

Have you ever come across a child who doesn't like pizza?! I don't think there is a single kid in this world who resists an ooey gooey cheesy slice of pizza! And frankly, why just the kids, we adults also love pizza . Pizza has become a household name. We all know that it was invented in Italy but it could have been Greece, Spain or anyone who learned the secret of mixing flour, yeast, water and heating the flat breads on a hot stone! And it is so versatile and so adaptable. Almost every country has its version of pizza! I can't help to mention the pizza I saw in Ahmadabad about 20 years ago, with lots of hot tomato ketchup slathered on the base, regular cabbage-potato-pea curry as topping and shreds of cheese! I simply refused to eat that pizza at that time! I did have some good pizza(definitely not similar to what we have here!) there though.

Now we know that pizza is a baked pie-like crust covered with seasoned tomato sauce, cheese, and often other toppings such as sausage or olive. But as adaptable as it is already, why not try to make it portable in the form of pizza cups?! That's exactly what I did. It was really a nice lunch packed with the goodness of turkey, all the veggies that went in there. In any shape, it will still be a much loved food!

Basic Pizza Dough
1 pkg. dry yeast
3/4 c. warm water
1/4 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. oil
1 tsp. sugar
2 cup flour

 How To:

Mix ingredients together, adding flour last. Cover and let rise 1/2 hr. Top with whatever ingredients you like!

For pizza cups, roll out thin discs from the dough. Place them in the muffin cups and bake till the cups are done. Put some homemade marinara sauce. Then make layers of browned turkey sausage, a slice or two of green & red pepper, a tbsp or two of caremalized onions, a pinch of dried oregano and lots of shredded mozzarella cheese. Let it cook in the hot oven till the cheese melts. And get ready to enjoy the hot pizza cups with warm marinara sauce!

My deep cups ready to be filled!
As we know, the topping possibilities are endless! Let your imagination run wild and create YOUR pizza or pizza cups or pizza pockets!


  1. Wow! They truly make a nice snack! It's droolworthy!

  2. They looks cute and prefect for snacks..

  3. Hey Liza.. thanks do much for the concern. I love it when someone remembers me :D. I am all good.. Was caught up with some stuff and dint have time to concentrate on my blog.. Lovely pizzas.. cool idea too...

  4. we always make dough with whole wheat, mix with multi grain flour so when kids eat no matter how many slices its always good. this is really cool idea.

  5. That is a fun pizza recipe especially for a bread/pizza lover like me.Very well done!

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  6. nice idea Liza.. fun way to cook.

    new to ur blog n happy to follow for more wonderful recipes..

    do visit me when u get time dear..