Stuffed Crust

They might turn their noses up at a stuffed crust in Naples but we're here to have fun – and a stuffed crust is definitely fun!

What you'll need: 

  • Dough Balls
  • Flour (we recommend semolina but plain flour also works)
  • Pizza sauce
  • Your favourite toppings
  • Lots of Mozzarella or your favourite melting cheese.
    We want something gooey and stringy!

The Method:

  1. Make sure your dough ball is at room temperature so it's nice and stretchy.
  2. Drop your dough ball onto a well-floured surface.
  3. Using a floured rolling pin or your hands (make sure they're dry!) shape and stretch the dough into a rustic circle. Try and reach about 35cm wide. 
  4. Move your newly shaped dough onto a floured baking tray or pizza stone and make sure the dough hasn't stuck to the surface.
  5. Use as much mozzarella as you like to create a ring around the outer edge of the base you’ve just made. Leave a 1-2cm gap from the very edge of the base.
  6. Lightly brush some water around the inside of the mozzarella ring.
  7. Fold over the outer edge of the base over the top of the mozzarella and firmly stick it to where you have brushed the ring with water, encasing the mozzarella.
  8. Cover with cling film (or damp cloth) and leave to rest for about 15-20 mins. Meanwhile fire up your oven to 250ºC/500F/gas 9. We want it hot!
  9. Remove the clingfilm off the pizza base and add your toppings.
  10. Bake in the oven for 10–15 minutes until the crust has started to brown and your toppings have cooked. 
  11. Eat and enjoy!

Top Tips:

Don't be afraid to experiment! Adding garlic butter will give you a cheesy garlic bread crust! Swapping out mozzarella for feta, parsley and spinach will give you a taste of the Mediterranean. There's so much you can do!