World’s Best Pizza Dough with Craft Beer substitutes craft pilsner or lager beer for the water Ample Bites uses in the other version of World’s Best Pizza Dough.
World’s Best Pizza Dough with Craft Beer
(Mark Kelly, 2016)
Makes enough dough for (4) 12-inch diameter pizzas
3 cups farina 00 flour
1 1/4 cups craft lager or pilsner beer, at room temperature
1 (1/4-oz.) active dry yeast
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
Microwave the beer in a small microwavable bowl on HIGH for 35 seconds. The beer should reach a temperature of 105-110F. Stir in the yeast and let stand for 5 minutes or until foamy. Add oil to the beer-yeast mixture. In a mixer, combine the flour with a healthy pinch of salt. Add the beer-yeast mixture to the flour and beat with a dough hook until thoroughly combined. Remove the dough to a large bowl coated with cooking spray. Cover with a moist towel and keep in a warm place, preferably an oven on Proof-setting at 100F. Let the dough rise for 1 – 1 1/2 hours before forming pizzas.