Thursday, August 4, 2011
I have a new favorite food--Grilled Pizza. It is the best. Now I do love almost any kind of homemade pizza but I think of homemade pizza as a winter food. Who wants to heat up the oven to 500 degrees in August? Grilled pizza is all over blog land right now for good reason. IT IS DELICIOUS!
So after reading up on the subject and talking to Chersten our daughter-in-law who has been making grilled pizza for months because she lives in El Paso we felt confident to try a grilled pizza.
Mel's Kitchen Cafe has a great step by step tutorial that we found helpful.. So, here is a bit of information that could be helpful as you grill pizza.
I think any pizza dough would work. I adapted this recipe from Mel's Kitchen Cafe.
Quick Pizza Dough
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon yeast
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons Pampered Chef's Parmesan-Garlic Seasoning
In bowl of mixer stir together flour, salt and seasoning. Mix water, yeast, honey and olive oil together, let sit for a few minutes. Turn mixer on low and slowly add liquid, knead for a few minutes until dough comes together and forms a ball. Pour a little olive oil in a bowl add dough and oil all sides. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest 30-45 minutes while preparing pizza toppings.
My favorite pizza sauce is Quick and Easy Pizza Sauce it originates from Cooks Illustrated. It is a fresh sauce and makes up in minutes.
We used one recipe of dough, one recipe of sauce and 8 ounces of shredded mozzarella cheese. This made enough pizza for 5 adults and 2 little kids--with no leftovers! We also topped our pizza with fresh pineapple, fresh basil, pepperoni, sliced olives, red pepper and red onions. I would also like to add mushrooms, ham and parmigiana-reggiano cheese. I have yet to try fresh mozzarella cheese, but it is on the list! Enjoy grilled pizza--it is a slice of summer!
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