I could not think of a better recipe for our first food post, I mean, who doesn’t like pizza? This is a very easy homemade dough which you can bake right on the backyard grill. I enjoy making pizzas on the grill because the crust becomes very crispy and charred with a hint of smokey grill flavor that I just love. I like a classic margherita style pizza made with tomato sauce, fresh basil, and mozzarella with a drizzle of olive oil to finish.
1 package dry yeast
1 1/4 cups lukewarm water
1/2 tsp sugar
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pour the warm water and sugar into a bowl; stir in yeast. Let stand until yeast dissolves and becomes foamy, about 5 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, honey, and olive oil. Add yeast mixture and stir with a fork until dough forms a sticky ball. Transfer to a bowl coated in olive oil, cover with a towel, and let rise in a warm area for 45 min.
Put the dough on a floured surface, knead for a few minutes, add more flour by tablespoonfuls if dough is very sticky.
Divide dough into four equal portions and set on a baking pan. Cover with a towel and return to a warm area to rise for two hours. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until 1/4-1/8 inch thick.
Place dough onto the preheated grill, cook until the bottom of the dough is crisp (about 2-5 minutes).
Remove from cooking surface and flip dough so the uncooked side is facing down.
At this point you will assemble your toppings: sauce, cheese, meats, other veggies. Place back onto the grill and cook for an additional 2-5 minutes until the bottom is crisp and the cheese is melted.
Remove from grill. Top with basil and finish with a good seasoning of salt and pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.
Yields four 10 inch pizzas.
*Note: this recipe can be baked in the oven as well. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees, place uncooked dough onto a cookie sheet or pizza stone and bake 5-6 min. Remove dough from oven and flip so uncooked side is down. Top with sauce, cheese, and other toppings then place back into the oven for another 5-6 min. Finish with herbs, salt and pepper, and olive oil.