GRILLED PIZZA

Forget takeout, grilled pizza is great way to have your family or dinner party interact with the cook. Homemade pizzas can please all palates from picky children to the adventurous foodie. If you are looking for a fast and easy dough recipe, look no further! My dough recipe takes less than 15 min from start to finish and can be transformed into a mouth-watering pizza in just 2 hrs.
Difficulty:
2/5
Prep time:
20 min
Cook time:
10-15 min
Serves:
4-6

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ tablespoon active yeast
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour (Try 00 flour for best results)
  • 1 teaspoon salt

DOUGH DIRECTIONS

  1. Activate the yeast in a small dish by adding warm water, yeast, and sugar together. Stir until dissolved. Allow the dish to sit on the side for approximately 10 minutes. The mixture will produce small bubbles and foam on top of the liquid when it is ready.
    Mix the flour, oil, and salt in a separate mixing bowl. Add the water and yeast mixture (once activated) into the mixing bowl and kneed until the dough is no longer floury, but sticky and homogeneous.
  2. Divide dough into 220g (8 oz) portions and place them on a baking tray. Ensure that the dough balls are smooth on the top seal on the underside to allow proofing to take place.
  3. Lightly dust the top of the dough balls with flour and cover in plastic wrap to make an airtight seal. Place the tray in a warm environment for roughly 2 hrs. I like to place them in the oven with the light on.

COOKING DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat your grill and pizza stone (use a baking sheet if you do not have a stone) to 450F (232C) for around 30 min.
  2. Dust your counter with flour to prevent the dough from sticking. Gently press on the center of the dough and work the dough outwards into the classic pizza shape. Be sure not to work the middle to thin and prevent any holes from forming.
  3. Next, add your sauce and favorite toppings! In my experience, less is more when it comes to pizza toppings.
  4. If too many toppings are placed on a pizza it is difficult to execute an even cook and you run the risk of a runny sloppy pizza. I recommend a max of 3 toppings for the best results.
  5. Cook the pizza for roughly 10-15 minutes on the grill. Try to resist the urge to open the grill lid frequently as this only extends the time needed to cook. Once finished, the cheese should be bubbling and framed by a golden-brown crust.

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