Want To Make A Stuffed Pizza Crust?

By: A J Adams


Have you seen the ads for stuffed pizza crust pizza? They're playing all the time on TV. It has to be one of the most popular foods in existence today.
Stuffed pizza crusts have cash registers ringing again at pizza franchise stores. It seems that adding cheese to the crust did more than bring a new twist to the stodgy old pizza. The perceived value increased for sure, but it gave pizza chains just what they wanted, the ability to raise prices on an already highly marked-up food item.
Want to save some money? Let's make a stuffed pizza crust pizza at home. It's not that difficult and you might even like the finished product better.
Just four ingredients; flour, water, oil and yeast are all it take to make stuffed pizza crust dough. Get on the Internet to find a simple, generic recipe.
After measuring out all your ingredients, pour the flour onto a cutting board. Make a circular mound, then create a 6" diameter well in the center. Pour in the warm water and add your yeast. Stir the yeast mixture for a few minutes until you see it activate by foaming slightly and turning cloudy. Add the oil
Next start pulling the flour from the edges into the wet mixture. Do this carefully so as not to break the "dam" of flour. Continue this until the mixture is quite thick, then pull all the flour into the mass. Keep folding it into itself until a ball of stuffed pizza crust dough forms.
Add flour as needed to keep the stuffed pizza crust dough from sticking to you and the cutting board. Knead until the dough ball is resilient to touch and shiny smooth.
The stuffed pizza crust dough now needs to proof, or rise. Put it in a bowl and cover it for an hour and a half or so. It will double in size.
Remove the dough from the bowl. If you want a very large pizza use it all. If you want two smaller pizzas cut it in half and freeze the other half for another day.
Most people roll out the dough to about a 1/8" thickness. Then start placing cheese sticks or grated cheese in a small row about 1 1/2 - 2" in from the edge of the dough, all the way around the pie.
Next, begin folding the dough over the cheese and pressing the flap into the dough on the inside of the cheese row. Continue all the way around the pie this way.
Guess what? You just made your first stuffed pizza crust shell! Now go get those toppings, load it up and shove it in the oven!

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