5.28.2010

Pizzas on the Grill!

In honor of Memorial Day weekends spent grilling on the deck, I present to you one of my all-time favorite recipes! This is for an easy homemade pizza crust that you cook completely on the grill! How fun is that for a party?

I can't tell you how many times I have used this recipe. The best part is that all you have to do is chop the pizza toppings and toss them into some bowls. Then everyone can make their own pizza and you have very little to do at your own party. Score!

This recipe makes about six personal-size pizzas. Here's what you will need for ingredients:

2 T. honey
1 cup warm water (105-110 degrees, the hottest tap water)
1 envelope yeast (7 grams, 1/4 oz.)
2 t. salt
2 T. olive oil
2-3 cups whole wheat or white flour

Dissolve honey in warm water. Add the yeast and allow it to start bubbling. Add salt and olive oil. Progressively mix in the flour, starting with 2 cups and adding more as you go. (I do not add the full 3 cups, it's usually more like 2-2 1/2). Knead the dough, using a bit more of the flour to keep from sticking. It should look smooth and feel resilient.

Here is my dough right after I put the ingredients together:

Smear some olive oil in a bowl and coat the ball of dough so that it can stay moist. Cover with a damp towel and allow to rise for a few hours.

Here is my ball of dough after a few hours:

When you are ready to cook, divide the dough into six small balls and just use some flour on a rolling pin to roll them out. Also sprinkle the counter with flour to keep it from sticking. A helpful three-year-old is really crucial at this point:

Heat your grill and scrape it so it's nice and smooth. Do not add the toppings yet! Lay each mini-pizza on the grill over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, just until the bottoms are starting to brown on one side. Remove from the grill and allow people to put their toppings on the already-grilled side. Below, you can see one of our pizzas with the toppings applied, but before it has been fully cooked through.

Put the pizzas back on the grill (raw dough side down) for another 2-3 minutes, until the toppings are melted and the bottom is browned. Here is one of our creations, about to come off the grill:

This is such a fun way to have a party and to involve the guests in the cooking (especially your husband!). Every time we've done this with friends, people have raved about it.

Give it a try sometime. And have a great Memorial Day weekend!


14 comments:

julie & joe said...

That looks yummy!!! I'll have to try it!!!

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

That looks awesome!

Green Pickles said...

Yum! These look like such a great idea. I might give it a try this weekend!

Aimee
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Kelli said...

Yum, yum. I just love pizza and this sounds like a lot of fun. Ha! I have that same bowl!!

willoughbywhimsy said...

This is inspirational grilling at it's finest! I have a total understanding of all the raves you have received from your guest. I'm raving and I can't even smell or taste it YET! Thanks bunches for posting this unique grill suggestion. Adding to my grocery list items to make this pizza.

Maria said...

This looks delicious and FUN! Already planning a party just to make these, and maybe even will try it over the weekend! Thanks!

Amber said...

We've been on a pizza kick lately and I've been wanting to try grilled crusts, so I will definitely put this on our list of new recipes to try! And this is the perfect time of year in Colorado for grilling and dinner on the patio. Love it!

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Oh my! Looks yummy :o) Thanks for sharing this! We do homemade pizza on a stone in the oven quite frequently, and I've always wanted to try pizza on the grill but never have. I think I'll definitely do for this weekend's "festivities".

Crafty Niche said...

Yummy looking pizza! I will have to try this for sure!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

So funny, Carrie, we had pizza on the grill today too! This is our favorite way to make pizza, the crust is perfect every time. Hope you had a great weekend!

Christina said...

Looks delish. Sum,sum,summertime.

Rachel said...

I noticed "high altitude" flower, is that at most stores? I am new to Denver and high-altitude baking is not yet very dependable for me. Thanks for the post!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Rachel,
Yes, the high altitude flour is from my local King Soopers. I like how it works in all my baking recipes. good luck!
Carrie

Katie said...

PHewww...there it is...I was reading back through your archives a couple nights ago and saw this....and then I couldn't remember if it was on your blog or where I saw this... We are DEFINITELY making these soon.......