- Course: Hors D'oeuvre, Hot Appetizer
- Skill Level: Moderate
- Cost: Moderate
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Can be made ahead of time.
These are mini party pizzas. Try the toppings below, or create your own favorite combinations.
To Make the Dough:
1. Combine the flour, yeast, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center, add the water and oil, and stir to make a soft dough. Knead on a lightly floured work surface about 10 minutes, until smooth and elastic.
2. Roll the dough into a ball. Place in a lightly oiled bowl and turn to coat the dough. Cover tightly with plastic wrap. Let stand in a warm place until doubled in size.
To Make the Pizzette:
1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Lightly oil 2 or 3 large baking sheets.
2. Knead the pizza dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll out into a thin rectangle ¼ in (5mm) thick. Using a 3in (7.5cm) round cookie cutter, cut out 24 rounds, gathering up the dough trimmings and re-rolling as required. Transfer the rounds to the baking sheets.
3. Spread 12 rounds with the pesto and half with the sun-dried tomato paste. Top the pesto rounds with salami, olives, and mozzarella. Top the sun-dried tomato rounds with the arugula and pine nuts. Brush with olive oil, cover loosely with a clean paper towel, and let stand for 20 minutes, or until puffy.
4. Bake for 12–15 minutes, until golden brown. Serve warm.
Freezing Tip: These little bites make a good snack to keep in the freezer. Batch freeze them in small quantities, then reheat in a hot oven before serving.
Freezing Information: Freeze the baked pizzettes for up to 1 month
Prepare ahead (dough):
The dough can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 day. Let stand in a warm place about 2½ hours, until doubled, and knead briefly before using.
Prepare ahead (pizzette):
The pizzettes can be baked up to 24 hours in advance. Reheat to serve.
Nutritional information is based on 24 servings.