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Monday, July 16, 2012

BBQ Pizza

Grilled Pizza and Beer
The Dish: BBQ Pizza
The Drink: Ice Cold Beer
The Attempt: Beat the Heat

In the middle of a rare heat wave in this city, I looked am always looking for things to cook outside without adding any additional heat to the kitchen.

This Pizza dough cooks right on the BBQ and then you can put just about anything you want on it.

The Dough:
1 Cup Flour
1/4 Tsp Sugar
1/4 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Olive Oil
1/3 Cup Warm Water
1 Tsp Dry Active Yeast

Start by putting the yeast in the warm water.  Mix the flour, sugar, salt and oil and then add the yeast/water. Kneed together into a ball until its a uniform consistency and then let it rest for an hour and a half.
Initial cooking of the dough
Preheat the BBQ while you stretch out the dough.  I obviously didn't do a great job of making it round, but what are you going to do?
Make sure that the grill top is well oiled so that the dough will not stick. 
I found it worked best to cook the dough a little on one side, add the toppings to the cooked side. Add the toppings and then cook fully.  The dough can be cooked over direct medium heat.
Tomato, Bocconcini, Basil
Its pizza, so you can out just about anything you want on it.

My Choice of Toppings:
Pesto Sauce
Fresh Basil

And of course, nothing goes better with pizza on a hot day than a cold beer.

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