Susan Whetzel, the voice behind the blog Doughmesstic, shares a surprisingly scrumptious fall treat and is giving away a KitchenAid mixer.
Since becoming a Food Blogger, my life seems to revolve around the kitchen or the computer. I troll other food blogs, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter, constantly on the hunt for inspiration. It never takes me long to find myself deep into a brownie or cheesecake recipe, whipping cream by hand or rolling out a crust for the third pie of the day. Luckily, this experimentation in the kitchen comes in really handy on game days, when we tailgate our favorite football games. Take these Buffalo Chicken Cupcakes, for example.
Everyone knows tailgate parties are notorious for great chicken wings, and that’s for good reason: they are meaty, sweet, savory, and packed full of flavor. The only drawback is messiness…sauce and juice and lots of finger licking. Plus, there are the bones to deal with. These Buffalo Chicken Cupcakes remedy that!
Plenty of chicken and gooey cheese wrapped in fresh pizza dough, then baked to golden brown. It’s a delicious winning combination, perfect for your next tailgate party or other gathering…or even dinner!
Buffalo Chicken Cupcakes
- 1 recipe Pizza Dough (below)
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into small pieces
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup favorite Buffalo Sauce
- 2 cups fresh mozzarella
- Saute chopped onions in butter over medium heat. Once transparent, add chopped chicken. When chicken is done, add Buffalo Sauce and heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 400. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or non-stick spray, or, opt to use a prepared muffin tin. (I used muffin tins)
- Divide dough in half. Roll each half into a large rectangle roughly 1/4 inch in thickness.
- Spread chicken and cheese evenly across each piece of rolled out dough. Starting from long side of dough, begin rolling the dough up like a cinnamon roll. Pinch ends when done. Slice into 1 1/2 to 2 inch rolls. Place on the baking sheet or in muffin tins. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling and dough is lightly browned. Serve and enjoy!
- 2 1/4 tsp yeast (one package of active dry yeast)
- 2 cups warm water
- 5 cups All Purpose Flour
- 2 tsp salt
- Oil, to coat bowl
- In the bowl of the stand mixer, dissolve yeast in warm water and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes or until creamy.
- Combine the flour and salt in a medium sized bowl. Add half to the yeast mixture. Use the dough hook, and mix until combined. Add in remaining flour a bit at a time, until dough is smooth and pulling away from the sides of the bowl.
- Remove dough from bowl, wiping out if necessary, and coat with just enough oil to cover the bowl. Return dough to bowl and cover with a loose towel. Allow to rise until double in size, about 2 hours.
- Punch down and divide into 2 to 3 balls, depending on desired pizza size.
- Cover the dough again and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before rolling out.
- Bake at 475-500 degrees for 12-15 minutes with desired toppings.
Susan Whetzel writes the popular food blog Doughmesstic.com, where she features original recipes, product reviews, restaurant and lodging tips, and giveaways. Her recipes have been featured on sites such as Nestle, Betty Crocker, and more. Her first cookbook, The Everything Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts Cookbook, was published in May 2012 from Adams Media. Her second book, The Everything Busy Moms Cookbook is currently in print. Susan is a stay at home mom, cake artist, freelance recipe developer, and photographer, living with her family in Virginia.
Courtesy of Doughmesstic.com and KitchenAid, we are giving away a stunning 5 Quart Artisan Stand Mixer in the color of your choice! Just tell us below your favorite fall indulgence for a chance to win!
Entries only accepted on this page. Facebook and Twitter entries do not count.
Giveaway will remain open until Wednesday, October 24th. 2012 at 12 p.m. CST. Winner will be chosen at random, notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!