Friday, June 10, 2011

A Girl and a Grill

Most women stay away from the grill like they stay away from a Wal Mart on a Saturday. They think of it as a "man's job". Well, I'm here to tell you it is an equal opportunity cooking method :) Ask someone to show you how to use it!!! Don't be scared of it!! One of my favorites things to cook on the grill is pizza. It is delicious.... it is pizza paradise.

PIzza Dough

1/4 cup white wine (yes, it even makes pizza dough taste better :)
3/4 cup warm water
1 1/2 ounces fresh yeast
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon plus 1 tablespoon olive oil
3 1/2 cups flour
A pinch of dried Italian seasoning

Toppings of your choice

Place wine, water and yeast in a measuring cup and stir until dissolved. Add the honey, salt and 1 tablespoon olive oil and mix well to combine. Place the flour into a food processor. Turn on and slowly pour the yeast mixture into the processor until the dough comes together. Continue mixing (kneading) for 2 minutes.

Place in a clean, lightly-oiled bowl, using remaining tablespoon of oil and cover with a towel. Let rise in a warm area for 45 minutes

For individual pizzas, cut the dough into 4 equal pieces and knead into rounds. For one large pizza, knead into 1 large round.

You don't want to overload your pizza, or it will weigh the crust down. Also, make sure all of your toppings are ready to go, because this process is fast!

Light your grill and wait until it's hot.

Place the pizzas directly onto the grill and cook on 1 side for 1 minute. Turn the pizzas over and brush with olive oil or garlic oil.

Top the pizzas with any toppings you like. Drizzle each pizza with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Put the lid on your grill and cook for 5 minutes more, until the crust is crisp and the toppings are cooked. Enjoy :)

My pizza's from this weekend......

- Mozzarella, tomatoes, & fresh basil
- Pesto, caramelized red onion, and baby sweet peppers
- Nutella (mixed with a little Kahlua & coffee), white chocolate chips, almonds, raspberries, drizzled with a raspberry sauce

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