I’m a pretty big fan of beer.
I’m a really big fan of wine, but I’ve already put that into a pizza crust
. I’ve put beer into bread before, too, but I wanted to use it in a pizza crust. Thus, this delicious (and unique) Beer Pizza Crust
came to be.
I’ve made quite a few versions of pizza crust before: thick, thin, square, round, buttery, olive oily, wheat, white, etc. But what makes this particular pizza crust stand out — what makes it really, extra special — is the flavor. It’s that classic yeasty beer bread-like flavor, only in pizza dough form. In other words, it’s fantastic!
The recipe for this crust lends itself well to a darker beer, which is kind of confusing, as it’s often the opposite case when it comes to beer breads. So bust out the oatmeal stout for this one and drink the Hefeweizen. When I first made this crust I used a wheat beer, but all was not lost. Though the flavor wasn’t a one-two punch in the face, there was still a hint of that yeasty flavor in the crust. I’m sure the flavor would be even more powerful with the appropriate booze.
My absolute favorite part of this pizza crust is that it tastes even better the next day. The flavors, given overnight to relax and have a cold one themselves, double in intensity over time. For fans of cold, leftover pizza like myself (and beer, see above), this is fantastic news.
I suggest topping this pizza crust with as simple a mix of ingredients as possible – such as tomato and fresh mozzarella – so the taste of the crust can really stand out. And pairing it with a nice cold brew on the side? Even better. It’s a great way to send off summer.
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