This Mini Cheese Pizza is delightful when eaten warm. Also known as fried pizza or Pizza Fritta, they are deep fried, and you make it sweet or savory with your favorite toppings. Here, I have stuffed the dough with mozzarella cheese and instead of deep-frying, I baked them in the oven for about 12 minutes at 450˚F. The baked pizza turned out superb, crusty on the outside with gooey cheese inside!
Mini Cheese Pizza
1 Packet (about 320g) Fresh Pizza Dough (available at Whole Foods Market)
80 g Mozzarella Cheese, diced and divided into 6 portions
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
¼ tsp Dried Italian Herbs
Red Chili Flakes
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Baking tray-lined with parchment paper
Preheat the oven to 450˚F.
Press down the dough on a lightly oil surface. Then divide the dough into 6 equals balls. Roll each out into a circle. Place diced mozzarella cheese in the center of each circle, wrap the dough around filling and flatten it with your palm. Place the dough on the baking dish, seam side down, brush the top with olive oil, and sprinkle some Italian herbs, chili flakes, sea salt, and black pepper. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until light golden brown in color. Serve warm.