Sunday, July 6, 2014

Grilled Pizza

The temperature climbed into the 90's and the wind and rain stayed away so it was time to grill.  And what better than to make one of America's favorites.  You can use a store bought dough if you'd like.  My toppings of choice this time was BBQ chicken and bacon.

Grilled Pizza

Dough -

1 tsp active dry yeast
1/2 tsp sugar
3/4 cup warm water

Mix sugar and yeast into the warm water and let sit for 10 minutes.

In a medium bowl,  combine 2 cups flour and 1 1/2 tsp sea salt.  Slowly mix in water.  Mix together (using your hands works best) until it forms a ball.  Knead for a couple minutes on a lightly floured surface and return to the bowl and rub 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil on top.  Cover with a towel and let rest for about 45 minutes.

My toppings were a cooked chicken breast that I cut into small cubes, 3 pieces cooked bacon, crumbled and 1/4 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce.  

After the dough has rested, stretch out into your pizza shape.  Lightly brush olive oil on both sides.  Place on a hot grill.  Turn after 2 minutes.  Watch closely so it doesn't burn.  After you turn it, work quickly and put on your toppings.  In my case, it was the chicken and bacon mixture.  I topped this with 1/2 cup grated Fontina and 1/2 cup grated Applewood Smoked Gouda cheeses.  Sprinkle on about 1/8 tsp of dried oregano.  Your pizza will be done when the cheese has melted.