Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is a tasty, easy pizza dough to make that is "never fail".
- 3 cups unbleached flour (plus more for dusting)
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 (12 ounce) can beer (I use light)
- olive oil
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Pour in the beer and mix well.
- The dough will be sticky.
- Spread a handful of flour on your work surface and dump the dough onto it.
- Tiss the dough around to coat it with flour and prevent it from sticking.
- Knead it 2 or 3 times to make it pliable.
- Shape the dough into a ball and divide it in two if you are making 2 thin crust pizzas.
- For a deep dish pie do not divide.
- Grease your pizza pan with oil and use a rolling pin to roll the dough out into a circle.
- Brush crust with olive oil lightly and then add your sauce and toppings.
- Bake for 12- 15 minutes or until golden brown on top.
I am so glad I found this recipe! I love making homemade pizza, but after a few years of using the traditional yeast dough recipes, I got frustrated- it just took too long! I love this recipe because you mix it, knead briefly and it's ready to be used, no waiting to rise! I've made this twice now, both times using Miller beer. The only change I made was that I added 1 tablespoon of sugar (just my preference). I have a rolling pin, but I'm too lazy to bother with it, so I oiled my hands with olive oil and pressed the dough into shape. This last time, I wanted more dough, and I actually added an extra cup of flour while keeping all other ratios the same, It still came out great! I cut the dough in half and make 2 small-medium crusts. I think the final results really come close enough to a traditional yeast pizza crust for me, and in a fraction of the time. I love this recipe, I will use it forever!
I thought the taste was amazing I used a can of Bucsh Beer. I think next time I'll either cook it at a lower temp. or give the dough time to rise or something to try to make it fluffier. This is a great way to spice up a boring homemade crust.
To my surprise the recipe turned out great. I didn't have any yeast in the house so I decied to give this one a try. Actually I found the dough even easier to work with using this method. A lot less sticky than my usual yeast recipe. The only thing I did differently was coat the dough with oil and let it rise a little bit in a glass dish. It makes the dough rise more so you get a fluffy but crunchy on the inside crust.