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Perfectly chewy crust stuffed with cheese just like the pizzeria chain. Top with sauce and your favorite toppings.


Recipe Summary

1 hr 5 mins
1 hr 35 mins
30 mins
2 16-inch pizzas


Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine 4 cups bread flour, beer, water, shortening, yeast, brown sugar, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment. Mix, adding remaining flour a little at a time, until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl and forms into a ball, about 2 minutes.

  • Lightly grease a large bowl with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Add dough. Cover with a clean towel and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

  • Grease 2 pizza pans with remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil; dust with cornmeal.

  • Punch dough down gently and divide into 2 portions. Place dough on the prepared pans. Cover and let rest, about 5 minutes. Stretch dough out 1 inch past the edge of the pans.

  • Arrange 8 sticks of cheese, ends touching, around the edge of 1 pan. Fold overhang over cheese and press dough to seal. Repeat with second pan.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute olive oil for the shortening if desired.

Substitute 2 cups shredded cheese for the string cheese if desired.

If dough shrinks back when you try to stretch it in step 4, cover and let rest for 5 more minutes before trying again.

Bake pizzas at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) until center is set and crust is crispy, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

87 calories; protein 5.1g; carbohydrates 2.3g; fat 6.3g; cholesterol 13.5mg; sodium 357.1mg. Full Nutrition