EMAIL

Episode 7
Squash Blossom Beer-Crusted Pizza
Splurge
@displacedhousewife
Rebecca adds flavor to her pizza crust with beer.
Recipe
X

Makes three large or six individual pizzas

Ingredients:

 

For the dough

1 12-ounce bottle of room temperature, light-flavored beer

2 packages (5 teaspoons) dry yeast

4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting your hands and the dough

3 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for the bowl

1 1/2 tablespoons honey or granulated sugar

4 teaspoons of sea salt

 

For the sauce

15 ounce-can tomato sauce

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 1/2  tablespoons dried oregano

2 teaspoons (or more) of sea salt. Taste the sauce, you’ll know what to do.

1 garlic clove, smashed

 

For the toppings

24 squash blossoms

8 to 12 ounces burrata

30 fresh basil leaves, plus more for topping the baked pizzas

2 ounces parmesan

Olive oil to drizzle over the top

 

Instructions:

In an electric stand mixer fitted with the dough attachment add the beer and yeast and let sit for 15 minutes until it’s foamy and frothy.

 

Add in your flour, olive oil, honey and salt and knead on medium-high for about 15 minutes. In the beginning the dough will stick to the bottom of the mixer…as it continues to knead it will start to form a smooth and elastic dough ball.

 

When you’re ready to get it out of the bowl, lightly flour your hands and sprinkle the dough with flour to help get it out. It will be a bit oozy. That’s ok. Lightly oil a large bowl with olive oil, set the dough inside, turning to coat with the oil. Cover the bowl lightly with plastic wrap or a damp kitchen towel and set in a warm spot for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until double in size.

 

In a small glass bowl mix together tomato sauce, olive oil, oregano, sea salt and smashed garlic. Set aside.

 

Once your dough has doubled in size, separate it into three or six equal-size dough balls (whichever you prefer, depending on how many pizzas you want to make) and set on parchment paper that’s been lightly dusted in flour. Lightly dust the top of the dough balls with flour as well. Loosely cover with plastic wrap or a damp kitchen towel and let sit for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until double in size.

 

Once they’ve doubled in size, shape each ball into a disc…gently stretching into a round shape…don’t go for perfect, that’s part of the charm of homemade pizza. You may need to use a wee bit of flour to keep it from sticking. Set the shaped pizza dough on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper.

 

Preheat your oven to 500 degrees F and make sure you have a rack in the top third of the oven.

 

Put about three tablespoons of pizza sauce on each pizza, leaving a 1-inch gutter around the edge that is sauce free. Sprinkle with some burrata (don’t overdo it), add the basil + squash blossoms, add a wee more burrata, sprinkle with some parmesan and drizzle with a bit of olive oil. Bake the pizza on the parchment-covered baking sheet on the top rack of the oven for 13-15 minutes until bronzed in spots. Let sit for at least five minutes before cutting into the pizzas…you want the cheese to firm up a bit. Also, the squash blossoms can weep some moisture onto the pizza…if they do, blot with a paper towel to absorb. Sprinkle with some more basil leaves and eat. Enjoy!!!

 

Thank you for making this beer-crust pizza! Tag me on social @displacedhousewife #displacedhousewife so I can see your gorgeous pizza pies!!!

 

Get more recipes by @displacedhousewife here!

Featured Episodes > All
Chocolate Ganache Pumpkin Scones
Episode 10
Chocolate Ganache Pumpkin Scones
Splurge
Rebecca shows you how to make a batch of pumpkin scones that are perfect for Fall!
Cherry Chocolate Rye Cookies
Episode 9
Cherry Chocolate Rye Cookies
Splurge
Rebecca bakes with rye flour to give her chocolate cookies an earthy flavor.
Making Overnight Strawberry Buns
Episode 8
Making Overnight Strawberry Buns
Splurge
Baking with yeast never looked so easy in this episode where Rebecca makes the perfect brunch dish.
Margarita Cupcakes with White Chocolate Lime Frosting
Episode 6
Margarita Cupcakes with White Chocolate Lime Frosting
Splurge
A cocktail crossed with a cupcake, how can you go wrong?
Apple Spice Cake
Episode 5
Apple Spice Cake
Splurge
The perfect cake to usher in fall.
Pumpkin Spice Scones
Episode 4
Pumpkin Spice Scones
Splurge
A pumpkin spice recipe we can get behind!
Brown Butter Muscovado Snickerdoodles
Episode 3
Brown Butter Muscovado Snickerdoodles
Splurge
Classic Snickerdoodles with a brown butter twist.
S'mores Sandwich Cookies
Episode 2
S'mores Sandwich Cookies
Splurge
An upgrade on basic s'mores!
Lemon Raspberry Scones
Episode 1
Lemon Raspberry Scones
Splurge
Bake up a batch of these light & lemon scones ASAP! Use whatever fresh berries you have on hand.