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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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WAY surpassed expectation for such a simple recipe.  we used a lager, and mixed in fresh garlic and herbs.  really wonderful, crispy undercrust (we used a pizza stone).  just really, really good.  thanks for sharing!  :)


Excellent recipe! I don't have to make my frying-pan pizza anymore! I loved it without all the suggested add-ins! I made half the amount and spread it out for a thinner crust. I reckon the crust is more of a "plate" to hold the toppings: the flavour comes from what you put on top. Someone said it was great with spelt flour. Is that instead of the wholewheat? I don't like using white flour so I'm going to try all wholewheat and mix in some gluten. Has anyone tried that? And has anyone any other suggestions for avoiding using the white flour.
Anyway, I'm glad it asks for 12oz beer as I have to open two 10oz-ers and chugg the remaining 8. Waste not.......??!!
PS Isn't spell check a wonderful thing? The best alternative it could come up with for SPELT is SPLAT!!


this was decent. not amazing. but it was fast & easy.  i followed some suggestions and added some salt, sugar, garlic salt, basil & oregano which definitely added to it.  it was ok but like my roommate said.. "if you got it from a pizza place would you be disappointed with it?" and i'd have to say yes.  i wouldn't be satisfied if i had paid for it.  if you make it definitely add the extras!


This was pretty good.
I think it was the beer I used but I had kind of a sour taste to it. I'll try a different one next time.


Wonderful! I added a cup and a half of flour then a half a cup of corn meal (it was actually masa harina, the stuff that is used to make tamales with which is super nutritious!).  My sauce was a tad watery (no paste) so I baked it longer, but it was interesting because the wetness made the top layer not cook as hard as the rest so the result brought up the sensation of cheese almost, it was great!  and the dough didn't stay together as much as I wanted it to (maybe because of the masa) but I kneaded it in some dry flour and it got a  better.  yay vegan pizza, this was the first of many!


OK, here's the real deal on this recipe:

1.  the concept is brilliant
2.  the result is totally bland (when you follow the recipe as is)
3.  so, add 1tbsp sugar or honey (or sucanat for all you crazy hippies lol)
4.  and add 1tsp salt OR 2tbsp tamari OR 3tbsp soy sauce
5.  every time you make it, try a different beer!  our staple is Yuengling lager, but a Guinness gives an awesome twist to the flavor of the crust and once we used a PBR because that was what we had on hand, and the crust was actually still awesome!
6.  follow everyone else's advice about adding herbs (especially garlic!) to the dough. 

And that's how it's done!  No kidding - these slight changes take this pizza from bland to grand - my cousins even love it and they are true-blue New York style pizza lovers who generally won't stand for anything but the usual!  This pie is also a hit with people who eat meat - just top half with some deli pepperoni and save the artichokes/olives/spinach/broccoli for your own half!  :D


This recipe was definitely easier than pizza dough made with yeast, but it was not nearly as yummy. I might try it with a darker beer next time, but when I made this with Honey Lager, it was rather flavorless. But for sure, the easiness can outweigh that!!



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