Here’s one for the beer and pizza lovers. The pizza base was inspired by a recipe written by amazing fellow foodie blogger Maggiesonebuttkitchen . Hope you all enjoy my version, which I simply call, ‘Bitchin’ Beer Pizza’.
Most pizzas generally make me feel sick, BUT, after eating this pizza, it left my family and I satisfied, complete, and longing for more. This was my first attempt at making a home-made pizza from scratch, including the dough, and I am pleased to say I nailed it!
To make the Beer Pizza Base you will need the following ingredients :
1 Cup Low Carb Beer
1 Tsp Salt
2 Tsp Sugar
3 ¼ Cups Bread or Pizza Plain Flour
2 Tsp Dried Mixed Herbs
1 ½ Tsp Dry Yeast
Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl. You can either mix them together using a mix master, a food processor or traditionally by hand. Once the ingredients are combined, pour the beer into the mix slowly. You can use any type of beer you desire. Drinking the remaining beer is optional. An option I chose to fulfill.
Blend until dough comes together. Remove the dough from the mix-master and press flat on floured surface. Start to knead the dough together.
Now that the dough has been kneaded into a ball, it needs to be flattened to take the shape of a pizza base. You can do this by first punching the shit out of it. A perfect way to get your aggression out! Start at the center and work outwards with your palms. Use your fingertips to press the dough so it is around 1-1 ½ inch thick.
Try to make the dough as smooth as possible. Use the base of your palm to even out any thicker parts of the pizza base. Line the tray with baking paper, then place the pizza base onto the tray.
Pre-heat oven to 230°C
To create the topping you will need:
½ Cup of Mild Sopressa Salami
1 Cup of Sliced Champagne ham
12 Pitted Kalamata halved Olives
1 Cup of spinach
1 Medium Roma Tomato Sliced
1 Cup of Light Mozzarella Shredded Cheese
¼ Cup Shaved Parmesan Cheese
50g of Diced Greek Feta Cheese
½ Cup of Tomato pizza sauce
8 Fresh Basil Leaves
Prepare your topping.
Spread the tomato sauce on the base of the pizza.
Add ½ a cup of mozzarella cheese to the base to ensure ingredients fix together.
Place ham on top of the pizza base, followed by the salami. Making sure it is evenly distributed.
Place spinach, olives, tomato and feta cheese over the pizza.
Sprinkle with remaining Mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, Basil and Cracked Pepper
Oh yeah, at this point you may find yourself barricaded in the kitchen by toddler toys blocking all exits.
The toddler ‘s antics are a very important addition to the craziness of the cook, so if you don’t have a toddler yourself, try your best to borrow one, so you can successfully recreate the whole ‘stressful’ experience.
Drizzle olive oil over the entire pizza.
Place pizza into a pre-heated oven.
Cook for approximately 15-25 minutes, until pizza has been cooked through and browned.
I know you will enjoy this totally Bitchin’ Beer Pizza. I honestly cannot recall tasting such amazing creation in a while. I am confident you will produce the same result.
For your convenience, make sure you right click, save as, and print the following recipes, so you always have it handy :