Our Weekly Bread: Beer Pizza Dough

Oh man do I ever love pizza. Definitely my favourite food. We make pizza every week. This dough is SO easy and delicious we would be crazy not to have pizza once a week. The recipe yields two medium sized pizzas which is perfect because I can make mine vegan and Grant can have his with as much meat as he wants. It also refrigerates well. The pizza in the photos below was made with dough that I had made two days ago. The beer in this recipe is what makes the dough. You don't have to let it rise. Are you sold on it yet?? 

Vegan Pizza

This recipe is from Food.com - find the original recipe here.

You will need 3 cups of all purpose flour (or mix 1.5 cups all purpose with 1.5 cups whole wheat), 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1 can or bottle of beer. A pale ale or pale lager works best in my opinion. 

Start with the paddle attachment of your mixer or whisk the ingredients together until combined. Switch to your dough hook and run the machine for about a minute, until the dough has formed a ball. You can also knead by hand. Flour your work surface lightly and cut the dough in half. Form each piece into a disk. I use a wooden rolling pin to flatten my dough and stretch it by hand if I need. You will probably only be able to cook one pizza at a time. Grease your pizza pan (or make a rectangular pizza and cook on a cookie sheet) and place the dough on top. I bake my pizza at 450F for 13 minutes. Keep an eye out on yours as your oven will probably be different than mine. I like vegan sausage, roasted peppers, and kalamata olives on mine. I made a vegan BBQ chicken pizza the other day that was so good I burned my mouth because I couldn't wait for it to cool off! I use Daiya shredded mozza as a cheese alternative. It's super good!

Vegan Pizza

What are your favourite pizza toppings? Hope you're having a fantastic week. I know it's the first day of spring but we're expecting a bunch of snow tonight and tomorrow here in Edmonton so I guess we'll have to wait a bit longer for spring to arrive. 

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