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.
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! :]