All this came about because I was asked to experiment with pizza dough and to try making one using beer by a viewer and I'm so pleased I did! Thank you!
I had no specific recipe to follow - I just changed all the water to beer in the recipe and reduced the yeast a bit. That was it but it was enough to go with!
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All I needed to do was give it a try and see how it tasted and cooked. Check out the video below that shows how I made the beer pizza dough and how it cooked too - in real-time using the Ooni Koda Pizza Oven:
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The recipe I used:
- 500g pizza flour (soft grain 00 milled)
- 300g beer - for this recipe I used German Pils
- 0.6g dried yeast
- 9 g dissolved table salt
- measure the flour
- measure the beer
- add 0.6g yeast to half the beer and stir until dissolved
- add 9g salt to the rest of the beer and stir until dissolved
- add it all to the flour
Knead the Dough - for you eagle-eyed viewers did you notice something at the knead stage? Did you see that I added all the ingredients to the bread maker kneading bowl but then showed footage of the dough being kneaded by a stand mixer?!
Well there was a good reason for that. My bread-maker couldn't mix it - the dough was far too heavy for it and I didn't want to burn out its little ancient engine. I quickly transferred it over to the stand mixer which did a great job.
I can't believe I said that. My stand mixer did a great job - I said it again - with kneading the dough for once! It didn't crawl up the hook and whirl around doing nothing - it actually kneaded the whole lot and it didn't stick to the sides!
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But that doesn't mean in any way that my stand mixer has endeared itself to me.
Nope. It just works well with my heavier, stickier dough. I will use it for when I make beer pizza dough and that's it!
The pizza cook in the Ooni Koda Pizza Oven was fun and the dough cooked surprisingly well considering the amount of sugar in the dough.
The taste - it tasted something like sour-dough - it had a very malty edge to it. It was really tasty and special and I would certainly use this dough for a pizza party. I am intrigued by this dough - it must be the malt in the beer - it's really good! If you haven't tried this, give it a go!
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