Pizza crust with Beer Beer adds a nice flavor and fragrance to this easy to make pizza crust.

We are baking flat breads with yeast for this month’s Bread Bakers. Our host for this month, Sonia Gupta (Sonilicious) wanted us to get creative and bake a single-layered or double-layered flat bread that is leavened with yeast. To be honest, there were way too many options to choose from but since pizza is always a hit with my family, I made this Quick Beer Crust Pizza.Pizza Crust with BeerAs with any baking recipe, I went to King Arthur flour for flat bread recipes. There were a ton of recipes that I really wanted to try, but I chose this beer crust pizza in the end. My husband bought a case of beer from Costco for a dinner party couple of months ago and still had a few in the fridge. So I thought this would be the best chance to use one.Pizza Crust with BeerThe best part about this beer crust pizza is that it needs only 30 minutes of rising time. If you have time, then you can allow the dough to rise for up to 2 hours. You can make thin, medium or thick crust pizza, just let the dough rise for the second time,if you want thicker crust.Pizza crust with BeerI don’t drink beer and so I was worried if the pizza would have a lingering alcohol taste. But I was pleasantly surprised that there was no tell-tale sign of beer. It adds a nice flavor and fragrance to the crust. I topped our pizza with pesto, zoodles (zucchini noodles, spinach and cheese). Do try this beer crust pizza recipe is you have a bottle of beer sitting in the fridge.

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Beer Crust Pizza
Beer Crust Pizza
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Beer adds a nice flavor and fragrance to this easy to make pizza crust. This crust needs only 30 minutes of rising time, so pizza is ready in less than an hour.
Servings Prep Time
2 12" pizza 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 12" pizza 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 30 minutes
Beer Crust Pizza
Beer Crust Pizza
Yum
Print Recipe
Beer adds a nice flavor and fragrance to this easy to make pizza crust. This crust needs only 30 minutes of rising time, so pizza is ready in less than an hour.
Servings Prep Time
2 12" pizza 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 12" pizza 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 30 minutes
Ingredients
  • cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • cups Semolina flour Substitute with all purpose flour, if you don't have semolina flour
  • 1 tbsp Pizza dough flavor (optional)
  • 2 tsp Instant Yeast
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • cups Beer, at room temperature I used India Pale Ale
Servings: 12" pizza
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix and knead until a smooth, soft dough forms.
  2. Cover and set aside to rise for 30 minutes or for up to 2 hours.
  3. Preheat the oven to 450°F with a baking stone (if you have one) on a lower rack.
  4. Divide the dough in half and shape each half into a 10" or 12" round.
  5. Place the dough on a parchment paper (if using the baking stone) or on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake the pizzas right away for thin crust pizza, but for thicker crust, allow the crust to rise for 30~60 minutes.
  6. Transfer the pizzas along with the parchment paper to the baking stone. Or place the baking sheet in the oven.
  7. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and top as desired, and baked for an additional 8~12 minutes, or until the bottom crust is crisp and the cheese is melted and bubbling.
  8. Remove from the oven and serve hot.
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13 thoughts on “Quick Beer Crust Pizza for #BreadBakers”

  1. I have only eaten beer pizza crust once and it was so delicious. I’m saving this recipe to try soon. Sounds so yum! Cannot wait to try this. The toppings on this look so refreshing. Love a bit of green in my pizza too!

  2. Well we love bread and pizza. Homemade pizza dough is THE BEST. We will have to give this a try…especially since grilling season is here…and we love cooking pizza outside.

  3. Pizza is always a hit at my house as well and I love trying out new recipes. Glad that you mentioned that the crust did not have any lingering beer flavor. Love your zoodles topping.

  4. I am yet to try beer crust pizza, it sounds delicious and flavorful. Beer is best when comes as an ingredient. Your pizza looks delicious I need to give it a try.

  5. Wow, I’ve never thought to add beer to pizza crust! What a great idea. I’ve found that heat always cooks out the alcohol taste, but just leaves a wonderful depth of flavor. I’m going to have to try this

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