Cheesy Pepperoni Bites

I like to serve these tasty biscuits as appetizers, but you can make them bigger and serve with soup or chili.  This is a King Arthur Flour recipe where I have made a few changes to please my family.  These biscuits do require a few special ingredients such as the cheese powder and Pizza Dough Flavor that I purchase from King Arthur Flour.

Cheesy Pepperoni Bites

  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup Vermont cheese powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. Pizza Dough Flavor, optional (I like the additional flavor this gives)
  • 1 tsp. pizza seasoning
  • 4 tbsp. cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup pepperoni, diced
  • 1 cup sharp cheese, shredded (I use 2%)
  • 1/4 cup sliced scallions (optional – I do not add)
  • 3/4 cup milk (I use low-fat)

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  Lightly grease a Kitchen Gadgets – Pop-Up Tart Pan (available from King Arthur Flour) or just use a baking sheet.  If you use the tart pan place a baking sheet underneath to use as a base.  I took out some of the little plates from some wells to show what the pan looks like.

Combine the flour, cheese powder, baking powder, salt, Pizza Dough Flavor and pizza seasoning.  Add the butter, blending it in with a fork until the mixture is crumbly.  Add the pepperoni, shredded cheese and scallions (if using), mixing to distribute.  Add the milk, mixing just until everything is evenly moistened.

Scoop the dough by tablespoonful into the pop-up pan.  Place a baking sheet underneath.  Or just dollop the dough onto a prepared baking sheet.

Bake the biscuits about 10-14 minutes or until a deep golden brown.  Best served warm; however a nephew and his friends ate them at room temperature.

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