As long as there has been good food, man has long searched for the item that will perfectly quench his thirst. Many believe the perfect combination to answer this quandary is pizza and beer. So what happens when you want to actually combine the two? Well, that’s easy: beer pizza dough that will rock your world and alter the way you look at beer-flavored fare forever.
This new recipe for beer pizza dough won’t get you buzzed or leave you tasting our more hoppy Michigan beer. The idea is not to overpower you with brew flavor. Instead, this recipe for beer pizza dough will give the crust the vague scent of beer and offer a spicy bite that might not have been in your last slice of pizza. For this recipe, we’ve used some of our fresh Harvest Ale to add a note of pine and hop to our beer pizza dough.
2 1/2 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1 ½ cups Semolina Flour
2 teaspoons instant yeast
1 ½ teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 ½ cups Frankenmuth Brewery Harvest Ale
1. Mix all of the ingredients together, either by mixer, hand or bread machine, and stop when you have beer pizza dough that is soft and smooth in texture.
2. Cover with a towel and allow to rise for up to 2 hours.
3. Put a pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 450 degrees. Once preheated, split the dough in half, put one piece on parchment paper and spread the beer pizza dough into the classic round shape.
4. Put the pizza on your stone or lightly greased baking sheet and bake for around five minutes.
5. Take out your pizza and use any toppings that you may desire. Allow your beer pizza to bake for another 15 minutes once the toppings have been added.
6. Take out your pizza, allow to cool briefly, and enjoy!
This recipe for beer pizza will give you enough dough to make two entire pizzas, so get a few friends together. Pick up some of the new batch of Frankenmuth Brewery Harvest Ale, including hops from Traverse City, and put a little bit of Michigan into your own homemade pizza. Look at it this way: if you buy a growler of our Michigan beer and you only need a cup and a half for completing the recipe, that leaves a lot of Harvest Ale for you to enjoy with your pizza.