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Beer Pizza Recipe (How To Make Homemade Beer Pizza)

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If there is anything I like as much as pizza, it just might be beer. Over the years, I Dream Of Pizza has rarely focused on the relationship between beer and pizza (did someone say yeast?). But ever since I began making pizza at home, I’ve always dreamed (no pun intended) of creating a beer-based pizza tasting menu. There are many establishments across the country which serve both beer and pizza, but to my knowledge no place exists that serves only beer inspired pizzas. Especially in New York City, where it seems that nearly every pizza trend has been exhausted, I’m surprised that nobody has done this. So I had little guidance when I recently decided to finally make some beer-based pizzas in my apartment.

I suppose the first question you might have is what exactly I mean by a “beer-based pizza.” When thinking about ways that I could incorporate beer into my homemade pizzas, three parts of the process came to mind:

1) Using beer in my crust instead of water
2) Battering the vegetables in beer for toppings
3) Using cheeses on the pizza that contain beer

I will dive into each of these steps below:

HOW TO MAKE A BEER BASED CRUST:

Here is the dough recipe that I used (it makes three pies), but if you have your own that you prefer, simply replace 1 cup of water with 1 cup of beer and you’ll be good to go!

3.5 cups of flour (either “00″ or all-purpose — I used King Arthur’s all-purpose for these particular pies)
0.5 cups of lukewarm water for proofing the yeast
1 cup of beer (ideally a dark beer like a porter or stout — I used Founders Porter)
1 packet of active dry yeast
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon of salt
a pinch of sugar (for a quick rise… you …read more

Source:: I Dream of Pizza