In our house, the kitchen is open to rest of the first floor (I don’t like being banished to the kitchen! 🙂 or else I might just be nosy…whatever!) On our family night, we try to cook together and make it a family affair.
I recently found this recipe in Martha Stewart Everyday Food and fell in love with it. I love to grill EVERYTHING on the Weber…so why not pizzas?? This is something we do every family night – one thing about it, it makes my day easy – no prepping supper during the day, so we are free to play all day! I wanted to pass this on to you…enjoy!!! (I included a ton of pics because for dough, it makes it easier when you know how it is “supposed” to look).
I make the pizza dough the day before, so all we have to do is roll it out – then put it on the grill. Super easy and fun for the kiddos.
THE RECIPE FROM EVERYDAY FOOD:
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 packet (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
- 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for bowl and brushing
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 2 1/4 cups bread flour or all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
- 1 tsp salt
- Pour 1 cup warm water into a medium bowl; add sugar and sprinkle with yeast. Let stand until foamy, 5 minutes.
- Whisk oil and 1 teaspoon salt into yeast mixture. Add flour and stir with a wooden spoon until liquid is incorporated (dough will appear dry). Turn out onto a floured work surface. Knead until dough comes together in an elastic ball, 2 minutes. Transfer to an oiled medium bowl; brush lightly with oil. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; set in a warm, draft-free place until dough has doubled in bulk, 45 minutes. Punch down dough and cover; let rise another 30 minutes.
- Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Divide into 4 equal pieces. (To store, refrigerate dough pieces, covered, up to 2 days, or freeze, up to 1 month.) Let rest 15 minutes before using.
Read more at Marthastewart.com: Basic Grilled Pizza Dough Recipe and more delicious recipes, smart cooking tips, and video demonstrations on marthastewart.com
In the magazine, they go into detail about how to grill the pizzas:
- Roll out the dough on a floured surface.
- Drizzle with olive oil (one side only) & then top with sea salt (the salt TOTALLY makes it!) – THIS WILL BE THE BOTTOM SIDE.
- You are going to lightly grill the bottom and then, grill the top (without any fixings).
- Then, I usually have a bunch of goodies to make the pizza with on a cutting board.
- We bring in the pizza’s, fix em up, then slap them on the grill.
- Put the cover on the grill – the pizza’s are done when the cheese is melted.
ENJOY YOUR FAMILY NIGHT BY COOKING TOGETHER!
|This is the water, yeast & sugar – it will look a little foamy after 5 minutes – then wisk it before adding other ingred.|
|This is how it looks after all ingredients are mixed in. Now, pour out onto floured surface and knead for 1 minute.|
|Knead it for a little while until it will go into a nice ball of dough.|
|This is the dough after it raised the first time. You punch it down and let it raise again.|
|The four little dough balls. Make sure they aren’t sticky (lightly dust with flour), put into a bowl & refrigerate until ready to use.|
|Dough rolled out.|
|Our fixings cutting board – so fun to use whatever you have on hand. Asparagus and ricotta? fun! We did traditional this night, but we don’t always…anything is good on pizza! Be creative!|
|The kids discovered how yummy green peppers were! Yea!|
Enjoy & happy cooking!!
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