Introduction: Thick, Stuffed Crust Pepperoni Pizza
Thick, stuffed crust pepperoni pizza makes 4-5 servings. It's crust is delicious and golden brown stuffed with stringy mozzarella cheese. The top of the pizza has golden brown cheese with crispy pepperoni with the flavor of amazing pizza sauce.
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Step 1: Gather Ingredients
2 1/4 (one package) RED STAR platinum yeast
1 1/3 cups warm water (100-115 ) degrees Fahrenheit
3 1/2 cups, plus more water as needed - unbleached all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp olive oil
3/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp granulated sugar
Cornmeal for dusting
2 cups of mozzarella cheese
1 cup of pizza sauce
About a 1/2 cup Pepperoni (any other additional toppings)
Step 2: Day 1 Instructions
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the yeast and warm water. Stir it around and let sit for 5 minutes or until the yeast is foamy and dissolved.
- Add flour, olive oil, salt, and sugar. Mix with a wooden spoon until it comes together.
Step 3: First
-Once all the ingredients are mixed,tip bowl over and separate the extra flour, knead for 7 minutes by hand.
- If your dough is too wet, add up to 1/4 cup more flour.
- After kneading, your dough should be smooth and elastic.
- Poke it with your finger- if it slowly bounces back, your dough is ready to rise. If not keep kneading.
Step 4: Next
-Shape the dough into a ball and place in a large mixing bowl that has been coated lightly with olive oil.
- Turn it over to coat all sides.
-Cover tightly with plastic wrap and allow to rise in the Refrigerator over night.
Step 5: Day 2 Instuctions
- Punch dough down into to release the air.
- Divide into two.
- Roll each half into a ball and let rest in two separate greased bowls, loosely covered for 15 minutes.
Step 6: While Dough Is Rising
- Preheat oven to 475 F degrees.
- Allow to heat for at least 30 minutes.
- Grease and dust a pizza pan with olive oil.
- Sprinkle with cornmeal
- Prepare your favorite toppings
Step 7: Next
- After 15 minutes, combine the two balls of dough and flatten. Lightly flour the surface.
- Flatten into a circle.
- Place the dough on your pizza pan and
- Lightly brush with olive oil.
- Let it rest for 15 minutes before topping
Step 8: Lastly
- Put cheese around the edge of your crust and fold it over
- Top with your favorite toppings
- Bake for 12-15 minutes
- For last 2 minutes move pan to top rack to brown the edges