Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Pizza on the BBQ

Its no secret that our family loves pizza and its also no secret that we have it probably once a week, at least. Our oven has issues and until recently when we bought a new BBQ grill baking pizza in our Q was a disaster (I tried last year). However, with our new grill it was absolutely marvelous! We love pizza, but when its 100 degrees out NOBODY wants to turn the oven on to cook it.
So, we used the BBQ last night

Make your favorite Pizza crust and add italian herbs (fresh is best but dried is fine too). I added some onion shoot flower, dried oregano and dried rosemary to mine, and it was the perfect amount of taste.
Set your grill to about 350 degrees and put on your pre-rolled dough (your dough must not be sticky at all or it will stick) on the grill, close the top.

After about 5 minutes or when it starts to barely turn golden on the underneath side, flip your dough over and then add your toppings.
Sean and the kids go for pepperoni or cheese while I like the fancier ingredient pizza. This time I did pesto, tomato, fresh basil and feta.
When the underneath side is cooked remove pizza from grill by sliding it off and onto a large cutting board or pan.
Eat and enjoy. I had to force myself to stop after 4 slices….
And it was the first time I’ve made pizza that Sean said, “that was really good.” He’s my pizza connoisseur.

Recipe below:

Pizza Dough

Makes 2 large pizza's

1 1/2 cup warm water
1 1/2 TBSP yeast
2 TBSP Oil
1 tsp salt

mix and add:
4 cup flour

Start mixing in mixer until all flour is incorporated. It should not be sticking to the sides of the bowl, if it is, add a little flour but really, if you follow the recipe it should be perfect.  Mix for 10 minutes. Sprinkle herbs you want to add over dough.

Let rise till double in size and punch down. Knead a second time to get all the air out and incorporate all the herbs into the dough. It is now ready to be made into a pizza.

 Bake pizza at 350 till underneath crust is golden brown (about 12-15 minutes)


Nikki said...

That is awesome! What a great idea.

Eva Jane said...

Yes Please... and by that I mean I would love for you to make me the fancy pants pizza when I'm there :) Those look sooooo yummy!!!

Katie said...

done and done.