Recipe: Garlic Beer Crust Pizza Dough

And this is how you know I’m Italian.

If you don’t know anything else about me by now, I’d hope that you at least know I’m in love with pizza. If pizza were a man, I’d marry him. I’ve been waiting so long to make pizza from scratch again. It had been a while!

Hmm so let’s see here. Did you know that according to a documentary on the Discovery channel, beer was a cause of the beginning of civilization? Watch it! It’s amazing. It actually influenced the beginning of mathematics, technology and medicine. And america of course haha. Here’s a link, if you’re bored soon, grab yourself an ice cold beer and watch this shizz.

Anyways, now that I’ve given you something to do tonight, go make a pizza and watch this documentary! Meanwhile, I’ll be on a “date”… we’ll be watching the latest episode of Breaking Bad. By the way, kids, Tinder is a great app. It definitely keeps life interesting, I’ve already wasted too many hours swiping through countless images of men in LA when I could have been in my kitchen creating something for you instead haha. 😉

This dough is super yummy. I think Brittles definitely agrees with me here, a fellow pizza chef extraordinaire.

Garlic Beer Crust Pizza Dough
enough dough to feed 4 people, takes an hour of your time

1 1/2 cups of your fave beer at room temperature (I used Heineken!)
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon of melted butter* (or vegetable oil)
2 teaspoons of salt
1 teaspoon of baking powder
2 teaspoons of yeast
4 cloves of garlic, minced
4 cups of flour

Follow the specific instructions of your yeast packet. Mix all ingredients in a bowl except for your flour. Slowly stir in the flour until the dough is too think to stir. Knead in the remaining flour. Let the dough rise for 30-40 minutes, or follow the instructions on the yeast packet. After the dough has risen, create a pizza, calzone, or anything else you can think of.

This dough can be cooked in the oven for 13-18 minutes at 400 degrees with whatever you choose to make out of it.

And for those of you who are wanting to know what is on top of this pizza?
-garlic pasta sauce
-mozzarella cheese* (if you’re vegan, just use a vegan cheese substitute)
-crushed red pepper (for a lil’ spiciness!)
-Italian spice mix
And I even brushed the crust with melted butter and garlic powder, yum!

Now go stuff your face! :]

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