How To Make A Star Shaped Stuffed Crusted Pizza
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Margarita style star shaped pizza
Ingredients
  • ½ lb. of prepared pizza dough, room temperature
  • ½ cup ricotta and ½ cup of shredded mozzarella mixed together with salt and pepper to taste
  • tomato sauce for center of pizza, a cup or so
  • 2 or 3 slices of fresh mozzarella, torn up
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons basil pesto or fresh torn basil
  • olive oil
  • dusting of cornmeal or polenta for pan preparation
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 500F.
  2. Prepare your pan by drizzling olive oil all over and a dusting of cornmeal or polenta for a crispy crust.
  3. Roll your dough out on parchment into a 10 or 12 inch circle, flat all the way to the ends.
  4. Then pick up your parchment and plop the dough round onto prepared pan, straightening it out if need be.
  5. With a sharp knife make an incision 2 inches long 8 times, like the marks on a clock face, be careful to not go over 2 inches.
  6. Within those 8 sections place a scant teaspoon of the ricotta and shredded mozzarella mixture, be careful not to overstuff because it will be hard to seal each point. ( see post for visual )
  7. Then pick up the corners of each section that is filled and start pinching the dough together from the point to the center to form a triangle. The edge of the triangle shape should point outwards, and as you continue doing it you'll create an 8 pointed star shape all around.
  8. Then fill the center with your sauce and fresh mozzarella and a quick drizzle of olive oil on top.
  9. Place into the hot oven for around 15 minutes.
  10. Garnish the pizza with basil pesto or fresh torn basil.
  11. Pull apart and share!
Recipe by Proud Italian Cook at https://www.prouditaliancook.com/2020/10/how-to-make-a-star-shaped-stuffed-crusted-pizza.html