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Fastest, Easiest Homemade Pizza Crust

What you need: 

2 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
12 ounces beer

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a cookie sheet (12 x 18" or slightly smaller works well).
2. Combine all ingredients. Dough does not have to rise at all, but will be fairly wet and sticky.
3. Press into prepared cookie sheet If it seems too sticky to work with, sprinkle a little flour on it as you pat/press it into the pan.
4. Top with your favorite sauce and toppings. Bake 20-25 minutes or until dough is browning and crisp around edges.
Voila! Enjoy!

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Servings: 
4-6
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

This was FANTASTIC! I am yeast-phobic, so anything that doesn't require it is great.

I followed the instructions and added sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, and vegan Parmesan. I topped mine with tomato sauce, frozen broccoli, and more Parmesean, and kept it as a thin crust. DH topped his with non-vegetarian stuff ( >:() and had a thick crust, and he rated it a success also.

My thin-crust was just a little dry when I went to cook it, but that's because we assembled the pizzas ahead of time and waited to bake them until we were home for work. If you do this, I suggest wrapping the pizzas well with some sort of wrap.

I used a can of Corona (which I hate but we had leftovers that my dad brought for a party). I love recipes on here that let me use up beers I dislike!

I can't wait to make this again!

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Great recipe! I added some spices - about a tsp each of basil, oregano, rosemary, sugar, salt and then some onion and garlic powder (too lazy to chop up some real garlic!). For the amount of effort it takes, it is a pretty great result. Not the best, best crust I have ever had but for a quick week-night pizza dinner it was perfect. I made two small pies, one a thin-crust on a pizza stone and the other a thicker tomato-pie type. The thin crust was definitely the best approach. Thanks for the recipe and I will definitely be making this again!!

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This is a wonderful  all-around recipe. I like that you can adapt it to the type of flour and beer that you have on hand. I usually add a lot of garlic powder, oregano, basil and red pepper to the mix for a little extra flavor. Great for a good meal with no effort!

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I love a deep dish pizza and hate Domino's  and Pizza hut . I tried this recipe ffrom start but I used a 9" pie tin and used half the dough . I froze the other half for a different topping combination . This first try I used Prego traditional spaghetti sauce and added canned tomatos . I also added diced ham , swiss cheese , crushed pineapple and baked at 400 deg. for 25 min. Half way thru the cooking process I covered  the pie tin with an inverted pie tin to protect the outer edge of the crust from being too brown. After baking the full 25 min. I removed it from the oven  and speinkled grated parmisian cheese over the top and placed the inverted pie tin over the top while it coole about 10 min. Turned out great .

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I'm going to try this one this week :)  We're gluten free, so I'll try this with a GF blend - rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch, and sorghum flour.  I'm so excited for a pizza dough that doesn't have to rise - yay!

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I used this recipe to make calzones for christmas but substituted club soda for the beer.  It came out great!  It IS super sticky in handling though, so I made sure to rool it out in the cookie sheet I used to bake it.  Many thanks!

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I prepared this recipe with 2 cups whole wheat flour, 1 cup white flour and club soda. I added garlic powder and rosemary to it as well.I pre-baked it for about 5 minutes before adding the toppings. This is REALLY good! It really is as easy as it sounds and the results are excellent.

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i prepare pizza crust first time in my life.

Delicious and vary vary fast and easy.

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Wow, this is kind of awesome.

I've been craving bread for a sandwich and decided to try this. Used 3 cups white flour (it was all I had), baking soda to replace the baking powder, and Yuengling beer. Added some oregano, fresh garlic, sugar, and salt.
Fluffed up great and done in 20 minutes.
And how nice it was to not have to kneed the dough!
Thanks for the great recipe!

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So far this is the best pizza crust I've made, as far as both taste and the amount of effort involved.  I used all whole grain flour (2 c whole wheat pastry and 1 cup sprouted spelt) and used club soda in place of the beer.  I added some garlic powder, a bit of raw sugar, and rosemary to the mix as well.  The crust stayed pretty moist and didn't rise very much, which I like.  I'll be making this again and probably trying to tweek it more.  Thanks for the recipe! :)

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