These Pepperoni Pizza Bites are a perfect sized appetizer that is easy to make and fun to enjoy while mingling or watching a football game.
1 cup warm water (100° to 110°)
10 ounces bread flour (2 cups )
1 package dry yeast (about 2¼ teaspoons)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup pepperoni, diced
1 cup mozzarella/provolone cheese, shredded
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried oregano
Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups and spoons; level with a knife. Add flour, salt and yeast to large bowl. Add olive oil to one side of bowl. Slowly add in water and stir with wooden spoon to combine.
Once dough comes together, place on lightly floured counter and knead to form soft elastic dough. Place dough in large bowl lightly coated with olive oil. Gently roll dough around bowl to coat. Cover and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
In a large bowl combine cheese, chopped pepperoni and seasoning.
Place a small piece of dough in the bottom of a mini muffin pan coated with non-stick spray.