Monday, June 20, 2011

Beer Pizza Dough

Yes beer! I like my beer to cook with. And pizza dough is no exception. A couple of years ago you could have never seen me making homemade pizza dough but now it has become a favorite of my family. If you plan ahead and get the dough going about 3 pm you are perfect for it being done for dinner. My family prefers the home made dough to ordering from the pizza companies.

Beer Pizza Dough
Makes enough dough for four 12-inch pizzas.
1 cup warm beer
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tsp sugar
3/4 ts. salt
1 1/2 ounces fresh yeast (I used one package of dry yeast)
2 3/4 to 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting

I stuck my bottle of beer into a measuring cup and then stuck the beer into the microwave for a minute. Check to make sure it isn't too warm.
Add the yeast to the beer
let it get foamy
add to the rest of the ingredients. I don't make a fuss about it. I dump it all into a bowl and stir up.
Use a wooden spoon until mixed
Dump on a floured surface
Knead for a good five minutes
Put into a clean greased bowl
Cover and let rise
Punch it down and use for pizza or calzones
I am making both!

My Ballplayer loves calzones. These freeze well for lunches



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