Saturday, May 26, 2012

Recipe: Beer Pizza Crust

Now that I have no more wedding to plan :( -- I can catch up on posting recipes!  I made this pizza back in November, so sorry for the delay!

There are two things that my husband can't get enough of... pizza... and beer.  So when I came across this recipe for Beer Pizza Crust on, I knew we had to give it a try.  The only beer we had on hand was Keystone Light (we keep it classy), but it turned out great!  The recipe is very easy and can be made with things that you probably have on hand already.

I decided to use this crust as the base for a breakfast pizza.  Introducing -- Egg White Breakfast Pizza with Spinach, Goat Cheese, and Bacon.

Pizza Crust
3 cups unbleached flour (plus more for dusting)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 12oz can beer (room temperature)
olive oil

6 egg whites
1 cup baby spinach
1 roma tomato
1.5 oz goat cheese
1 tbsp Real Bacon Bits (I use Oscar Mayer)


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl -- combine.

Pour in the beer and mix well.  You may not need the whole can -- just pour most of it in, mix it up, and see how it seems.  Warning, the dough will be very sticky.

Dust your work surface liberally with flour and dump the gooey dough out, sprinkling with flour and rolling it around to coat it.

Knead it a bit to make it pliable, adding more flour if it is still too sticky.

Divide the dough in 2 (as this makes 2 nice sized pizzas).
Coat with olive oil and press into your pan of choice.

I used 2 round foil cake pans, and the crust was very thick.  You could easily get 3 pies of this size out of this if you wanted a thinner crust.

As the crust was very thick, I baked it by itself at this point for about 5-10 minutes.

While the crust is baking, add spinach and bacon bits to skillet and cook over medium heat until the spinach is just beginning to wilt.

Add egg whites and cook until the mixture is all opaque.  They can be slightly underdone as the whites will cook a bit more in the oven.

Remove the pizza crust from the oven and top with egg whites/spinach, sliced roma tomato, and crumbled goat cheese.

Return to oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes

And when all is said and done, you get THIS:

Go crazy and top with anything you want!  I topped the other crust with scrambled eggs, bacon, pepperoni, cheddar cheese, and barbecue sauce (a real MAN breakfast pizza for Zach).

I'm thinking next time I'll try out buffalo chicken pizza :)  Or maybe half whole wheat flour!

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