If you really want to impress your kids, make stuffed crust pizza as a special treat.
Start with any kind of raw pizza dough. Roll it out as you normally would, rolling the circle or oval completely flat. Take a package of cheese sticks or strings – or cut regular mozzarella into sticks – and place them around the edge of the dough. Roll the edge of dough over the cheese, enclosing it, and pinch to seal. Proceed with the sauce, toppings and cheese and bake as you normally would. As it bakes, the cheese will melt inside the crust, and voilà – stuffed crust pizza. You can thank us later.
Published in August 2010