Homemade Stuffed Crust Pizza

Laura Geese

By
@Goose_Hill_Farm

Fridays, are our dinner nights with our daughter and son-in-law. Recently, I made homemade pizza. We had 2 stuffed cheese crust deep dish and a pepperoni. I made the dough for the crust with 1/2 unbleached flour and 1/2 whole wheat. To make 2 deep dish and one pepperoni pizza, I made 2 batches of dough.


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Ingredients

3/4 Tbsp
yeast
1 1/2 c
warm water
1 1/2 tsp
salt
3 Tbsp
oil
4 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 Tbsp
garlic, minced or powder
1 1/2 Tbsp
italian seasoning (we love it)
6
pieces of mozarella string cheese (for stuffed crust)
tomato/pizza sauce
shredded mozarella

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl, sprinkle yeast over warm water (I add a pinch of sugar) and allow to set until it begins to foam, about 5 minutes.
2
Stir in salt, oil and half of flour.
3
Gradually add remaining flour, mixing well. Knead 8-10 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
4
Place in greased bowl, cover, and let rise until double (1/2-1 hour) Punch down and let rise again until double. Punch down and divide.
5
I made stuffed crust, which took six (6) pieces of string cheese. When laying out dough, push it up the sides of your pan about an inch. I used my cast iron skillet and it worked BEAUTIFULLY! Lay cheese sticks end to end, touching all the way around.
6
Pull dough up and over cheese stick, gently pressing the dough to the bottom, sealing around the cheese.
7
Top with your favorite sauce and your favorite meats, cheeses, and other toppings as desired.
8
Bake at 350*F for approximately 20 - 25 minutes, or until golden brown.