They say happiness comes in small packages 🙂 This recipe is nothing less than that. I am sure you love and adore all the toppings of your favorite pizza but nothing beats a simple, yet CLASSIC MARGHERITA PIZZA!!!
This pizza cup recipe is a tiny version and is surely a hit and one of a kind.
Hello Lovely Readers,
I know most of you are going to hate me for not posting recipes through out the week since past 2 weeks. I am really sorry guys. I have a really special surprise for you guys. Something I have been planning for months now. But i am only going to talk about it once it is completely ready to be showcased. Why spoil the fun right??? Its a really special project for me and i am busy with that. I promise once that is over and I am back to the normal routine, i am going to post 2 recipes per week as always or may be 3.
Nonetheless, coming back to this recipe, I want you guys to try it as soon as you read the post. The reason is that these are really really easy to make and also amazingly delicious. I don’t think I have posted a easier recipe than this. If you are a pizza lover, then get the ingredients and start baking them right away guys.
Honestly, I love my pizza loaded with a variety of toppings right from mushrooms to bell peppers to caramelized onions and what not. To me a pizza without topping is like a cupcake without frosting. I heart my toppings that much. But sometimes the simpler the better. Once in a while, I love to indulge in a Classic Margherita Pizza. The combination of cheese, tomato and basil is enough to get your taste buds dancing. So, I decided to bake these yummy-licious pizza cups.
P.S- My love for single servings is inseparable. Result: pizza cups. 😛
These pizza cups are the best blend of easy and satisfying food. Plain and simple, it just tasted GOOD. Also these are fulfilling without too much grease and gunk weighing you down. Now these pizza cups aren’t bite sized. They are filling as it is loaded with cheese. So, 2 to 3 of these along with salad or soup can make one heck of a meal. Please invite me if you are making some. I am tempted to eat them again as i am uploading the pictures..but they got over in minutes guys..
These pizza cups aren’t made out of any pizza dough or pizza base. A pizza base becomes too thick for making cups. These are made out of tortillas as they fit perfectly as the base for the cups. Now, I make fresh tortillas for the cups and I am going to list down the recipe of making fresh tortillas too. But you can easily get a store bought one to make these. Making fresh tortillas is not at all important.
Besides the dough, there are only 4-5 ingredients here.Use your favorite homemade tomato sauce – not too much. Good quality mozzarella. Fresh, plump, juicy tomatoes. Lots of fresh basil… and bonus if it’s from your garden. Season with fresh ground pepper. That’s all.
So lets get started with the recipe now.
RECIPE: CLASSIC MARGHERITA PIZZA CUPS
Makes: 10 to 12
Prep Time: 30 mins( if you are making fresh tortillas)
Baking Time: 15 mins
For the Tortillas: (Optional, you can use store bought tortillas)
- All purpose flour: 1 cup
- Salt- 1/2 tsp
- Oil or shortening: 2 tbsp
For the recipe:
- Olive Oil- 1 tbsp
- Roasted Garlic- 2 cloves finely chopped
- Your favorite pizza or tomato sauce: 1/4th cup (To make pizza sauce at home: Saute garlic, onions and add tomato puree. Cook for 10 mins and add seasonings)
- Mozzarella Cheese: 1 cup
- Plum Tomatoes- 2 sliced
- Basil- dried or fresh
- Ground Pepper- to taste
- Salt to taste
If you are making fresh tortillas at home, then mix all the ingredients under the heading and make a soft dough. Cover the dough with a wrap for 15 mins. After that, divide the dough into equal parts and start rolling each one of them into circle. Make sure it is very thin. In a slightly greased non-stick pan cook the tortillas until they have light brown spots on each side. Do not over cook them. This quantity will make about 8 to 10 tortillas.
Once the tortillas are ready, cut them into circles of about 3′ to 4′ in diameter with the help of a cutter. Press the circled out tortillas in a muffin tray to form a cup like structure. I used 2 muffin trays to make 12 pizza cups.
Now brush these tortillas in the tray with olive oil and garlic. Add half a spoon of tomato sauce (either homemade or readymade).
Fill it 3/4th with mozzarella and top it with sliced tomatoes.
Bake these in a preheated oven for 15 mins at 160 degrees. Top with ground pepper and salt once baked.
They are ready to be served hot.
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