Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pizza Crust with Beer


The secret to my pizza crust?
Beer!
 Yep, but you can still make it without,if you happen to be out of beer.
Pizza crust is one of those simple things in life that just taste better homemade. 
So here are the ingredients
6 cups of flour 
(+1c or more during the kneading, spreading process)
***For the pizza crust I use white flour, because my awesome husband prefers it that way.***
1 can of beer 
water
pinch of salt 
11/2 T yeast

Heat up slightly the beer and water mixture (you want a total of 3 cups of liquid). The liquid should be lukewarm, aka, you need to be able to keep your finger in the liquid without burning. Usually 20 or 30seconds in the microwave will do it.
I used a 16oz (2cups) can of beer, and added 1 cup of water.
 Add the lukewarm liquid in the container with 11/2 T of yeast and a pinch of salt.
Add the 6 cups of flour, one at the time, stirring with a wooden spoon.
The dough should be wet as in sticky.
 Cover and let it rise for at least 2 hours.
Flour the top and fingers, and
punch the dough down.

Look at the fluffiness :)
 Add more flour as needed, until the dough does not stick on your hands anymore.
Roll it out and use a fork to make small holes in the crust. 
This will prevent the pizza crust to get giant bubbles.
This recipe makes 4 medium-large.


 You can also just use half dough for 2 pizzas, and put the other half in the fridge (use a airtight container), to be used another time,up to 2 weeks.

and bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 400 (450 depending on your oven)
I rotate top to bottom half way through the cooking, since our oven is ancient vintage.

The beer gives the pizza a nice flavor. I really encourage you to try at least one time!
As I said, I have made it plenty of times without the beer, and it does taste great as well.

How about a pizza night soon?
For a couple of dollars you can make 4 large pizza crusts...enjoy!

Stay Frugal,
Daniela

8 comments:

Amy - while wearing heels said...

I just made pizza dough this morning :(. I'll have to remember your recipe next time. It sounds intriguing and delicious.

Kelly said...

I love pizza! I've never made my own pizza dough completely from scratch before. I bet that is good. Thanks for the recipe.

Cristina Garay said...

I have never made my own pizza, but with your recipe I am going to do it! I will let you know how it goes!
Thanks!

DeeAnna said...

My kids love to make their own pizzas! I use whole wheat flour as well.

Kerry said...

I have beer with my pizza but never beer IN my pizza! Haha, I will have to try this!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

I loved seeing all the great pictures. I've never used beer to make pizza crust. It sounds fantastic Daniela! What kind do you use? Thanks!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I have had your pizza and know it is good. I will have to try making it.

Kathie said...

I have made pizza crust but never with beer! I will have to try it. Thanks for the idea!