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Taste of Today Recipes

Great Grilled Pizza

(Published Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016)

 

  • 3/4 Cup Water-lukewarm
  • 2 tsp. Instant or Rapid Rise Yeast
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • 2 1/3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • As Needed Vegetable Oil for Oiling Grill
  • 1 Cup Your Favorite Tomato Sauce
  • 1 1/2 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 12 Fresh Basil Leaves

 

In large bowl, or electric mixer bowl, combine the water, yeast, and sugar. Stir well to dissolve.

Combine the flour with salt, mixing to incorporate. Add the flour-salt mixture to the bowl of water and yeast a half of a cup at a time, stirring to incorporate. If dough seems a little too sticky, add an additional half of a cup of flour. If using a mixer, let mix until a smooth dough forms. If hand mixing, once flour is incorporated turn dough out onto a lightly floured table, and knead for about 5 minutes until smooth.

Place the dough in a large, oiled bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm location until doubled in volume, about 45 minutes.

Punch down dough to flatten it, and divide the dough into 3 equal portions, roll each into a ball, and place on an oiled cookie sheet a few inches apart so when they rise again, they won’t touch each other. Lightly oil the tops of the dough, and let rise again covered in warm place until about doubled, about 25 minutes, or 8 hours in refrigerator. Dough is now ready to grill. The dough can be held covered with plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to a day and a half until you’re ready to grill.

To Grill the Dough:

Clean and wipe down grill with oil. Heat grill on high until fully heated.

While grill is heating, place one dough portion out onto the backside of a lightly oiled cookie sheet. Press out into about 8” wide circles, or less than ¼” thick. Lightly rub olive oil onto top of stretched dough. (Don’t worry if they are not perfectly round). Carefully place one portion of dough onto the grill, making sure not to fold or wrinkle the dough. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until bottom has some char marks and dough puff ups. Using tongs, flip over.

Now, add your favorite sauce, cheese, and toppings, place lid down on grill to heat toppings and melt the cheese. When finished, remove with a large spatula to a cutting board, and cut into desired size slices. Enjoy!!

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