Pizza Muffins


  • 14 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 4 ounces semonlina flour
  • 1/4 ounce instant yeast, one envelope
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 4-8 ounces Pelati whole peeled canned tomatoes
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1-2 teaspoon dried thyme, or Italian seasoning blend
  • Salt & pepper
  • Sliced Coppa ham, dry-cured pork neck
  • 8 ciliegine-sized mozzarella balls
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • Olive oil

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: Make the Dough: Combine the dry ingredients of the dough in a large bowl and whisk together.

Step 2: Add water and whisk to combine.

Step 3: Knead the dough until it comes together and no large bits of flour remain.

Step 4: Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 2 hours.

Step 5: Make the Sauce: Grind the Pelati tomatoes and spices with a mortar and pestle until mixture is a sauce-like consistency.

Step 6: Prepare the Pizza Muffins: Knead the dough a few times to mix together.

Step 7: Divide the dough into 8 equal balls.

Step 8: Flatten each ball and press them into small muffin tins, allowing the dough to work up the sides of the tin and creating a bowl shape.

Step 9: Add 1-2 teaspoons of sauce, 1 Coppa ham slice, 1 ball of mozzarella, and 2 cherry tomato halves into each piece of dough.

Step 10: Sprinkle each pizza muffin with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Step 11: Bake in a preheated oven set to 450 degrees F for about 10 minutes, until the cheese is melty and golden brown.

Enjoy these homemade pizza muffins from The Daring Kitchen!