Sunday, October 7, 2012

Stuffed Crust Pizza

Last night was a girls' night featuring homemade pizza, wine and a rom-com called Date Night. Not only was there pizza, it was a stuffed crust pizza. It's easy to make your own stuffed crust pizza and so much better than anything that you can get from pizza hut. You make a thick cheese sauce and add some mozzarella so that it's all stringy. I haven't had pizza hut in a long time but the last time I checked the cheese in the crust is sort of tasteless and congeals really quickly. This is so much better.

Stuffed Crust Pizza

3 1/2 cups plain flour (or wholemeal, though I haven't tried that myself yet)
1 tablespoon instant dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm water
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons honey

Cheese Sauce:
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 cup milk
Salt and pepper
Small chunk mozzarella (about 50 grams maybe)
1-2 tablespoons sour cream (optional, I just had some in the fridge to use up)
1-2 tablespoons grated parmesan

For the pizza dough, combine the flour, yeast and salt in a large bowl. Pour in the warm water, olive oil and honey. Mix together well with your hands, until it comes together as a dough. Then tip the dough onto a clean surface and knead it for 5 minutes. Then place it back into the bowl and put it in a warm place to rise for half an hour or so.

For the cheese sauce, melt the butter in a saucepan, then stir in the flour. Stir in the milk bit by bit, until the sauce is smooth. Then season with salt and pepper. Finally, stir in the cheeses until they are melted. At which point you should have a really thick sauce.

Tip the risen dough onto a clean surface and roll it out to the thickness that you like. Move it onto an oven tray, then spoon the cheese sauce around the edges.

Fold the edges of the dough over the cheese sauce and press them against the rest of the dough to seal them together.

When you have done the entire crust, you can fill it with your favourite toppings and bake it as usual. I filled mine with homemade tomato sauce, ham, chicken, pineapple, onion, mozzarella and parmesan. But we were too busy eating it to take photos.

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