Introduction: Pecan Pesto Chevre Pizza: Tex-ican Style

I love to eat. Plain and simple. Just like the flavors of this pizza.

The beer dough recipe is adapted from "Recipes from Chef Rick Bayless: Mexico-One Plate at a Time". 

Step 1: Ingredients

PIzza Dough:

2 C All Purpose Flour
1/4 tsp Instant or Rapid Rise Yeast
1 tsp salt
1/2 C Room Temp Water
1/3 C Mexican Beer (Pacifico used in this Instructable)


Chevre/Goat Cheese
Pesto of choice

Jalapeno slices

Note: Vegan Tex-ican Pesto was used in this Instructable. Link found below:

Step 2: Measure, Mix and Make Some Dough

1. Measure all the dry ingredients into a medium to large mixing bowl. Stir.
2. Measure wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
3. Stir until dough forms. The dough will be sticky.

Step 3: Cover, Sit and Rise

1. Cover with plastic wrap or clean kitchen towel.
2. Place in a warm area of kitchen and proof a minimum of 8 hours.

Note:The oven or top of fridge has always worked best in my experience.

Step 4: Scrape, Scoop and Spread

1. Apply 2-3 TB olive oil to sheet pan.
2. Scrape the dough from the bowl using a spatula onto the sheet.
3. Use your hands to spread the dough to approximately 8"x12" or 1/2 inch thickness. Note: Rubbing a few drops of oil on your finger tips will help avoid the dough from sticking to your hands.
4. Bake at 500 F for 10-15 minutes on bottom rack or light golden brown.

Step 5: Top It Off

Working quickly and safely:
1. Remove the par baked dough. Use your discretion where you place the sheet as it will be extremely hot.
2. Spread a generous amount of pesto an inch from the edges. .
Vegan Tex-ican Pesto was used in this 'ible. Find the link here:
3. Add a few dollops of chevre and pecan pieces on top of pesto. Avocado slices were used as well and can be omitted.
4. Using a pastry brush, apply olive oil to the perimeter or "crust".
5. Place sheet back into the oven and continue to bake at 500 F for an additional 10-15 mins until golden brown.

Step 6:

1. Remove dough from sheet and place on a cooling rack or cutting board.
2. Cut the pizza in half vertically.
3. Cut each half corner to corner. This will make an "X" and ensure even slices.
4. Optional: Garnish with fresh cilantro.