Pepperoni pizza tartlets are great picky, finger sized foods. They have everything that you want from something small and savoury. Yes, a pizza also has the same but I’m trying not to eat bread dough based foods so this is a wonderful alternative. The filo pastry is a great alternative to pizza dough and adds a nice crunch too. You really can’t beat pepperoni, mozzarella & tomato. It’s a delicious combination that is loved by everyone in this house and never last very long. They are usually snapped up by Misteright or The Boy. Because they are finger foods, I leave them in a Tupperware box on the worktop where the biscuit tin usually lives. Sometimes, it’s nice to swap a sweet treat for a savoury one!
Pepperoni pizza tartlets are great for snacking, for a kids main meal or even canapés. With the party season fast approaching, you can make these in advance or enlist the little hands of helpers to create them with you. Making kid friendly food like this is a brilliant rainy day activity and will get your kids having fun in the kitchen whilst learning. You can incorporate counting, hygiene & safety skills into cooking. It’s a brilliant way for them to learn easily about the importance of good kitchen hygiene and associate real objects with numbers too. You also get to eat them when you’re finished!
- 1 x pack of ready to bake filo pastry
- 50g melted butter
- 100g pack of thickly sliced pepperoni (I used Sainsbury’s basics)
- 1 x ball of mozzarella
- tomato ketchup
- cut the filo pastry into squares big enough to fill each section in a Yorkshire pudding tray
- press the filo into the holes in the tray
- poke small holes into the base of the tarts to stop them bubbling
- coat with melted butter
- bake as packet instructions
- remove from the oven and place a slice of pepperoni in each
- squirt a little ketchup on top
- slice the mozzarella into cubes and distribute evenly between the tarts
- bake again for about 7 minutes until the cheese is melted