I wanted to share this pizza dough recipe with you before I forgot. It’s a great recipe and one that I know I will use over and over again.
Mike and I used it last week when we made our pizzas on the grill. This recipe is perfect for midweek dinners when you are long on busyness and short on time to cook (or if you just feel like having pizza sooner than later). It’s a perfect way to prepare pizza in the summertime and would even make a great “build your own pizza grilling party”.This dough only needs to rise for about 15 minutes (though I let mine rise for 30 because I got distracted) and needs only very minimal kneading. Now how’s that for easy?
Besides the ease of preparation this recipe also has taste going for it. Truly yummy. Mike loved it and that is saying a lot because he is ever so picky about the bread he eats.
Hope you enjoy it too! :D
Recipe Source: Slightly Adapted from Kitchen Simplicity
Last Minute Pizza Dough for Great Pizza on the Grill
Makes 4 (slightly bigger than personal size) pizzas
- 3/4 cup warm water (about 110 degrees, not too hot or you will kill your yeast)
- 1 pack quick rise yeast (or bread machine yeast)
- 1/2 tsp. sugar
- 2 cups flour (plus extra if needed)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 TBS olive oil
- Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar to the yeast and water mixture, stir around a bit with a wooden spoon.
- Add 2 cups flour and salt and oil. Knead until smooth, adding additional flour if necessary to achieve a smooth, pliable and slightly sticky dough (you'll be delighted how quickly this whole process goes).
- Place in a lightly greased bowl; cover and let rise in a warm place for 15 minutes.
Tip: I fill my 2 cup measuring cup with water and heat it in the microwave. Once the water is hot, I just leave the cup in there until I am ready to let my dough rise, then I remove the water and let the bowl of dough sit in a now warmed microwave. I close the door and I don't have to worry about drafts.
To grill pizza:
- Coat the grill rack with oil and preheat to medium high heat.
- Divide dough into 4 equal pieces and on a lightly floured surface, roll out each piece (don't worry about it being round... once you put it on the grill it will stretch out of shape anyhow).
- Transfer to grill. Cook two at a time (depending on the size of your grill).
- Cook, covered for 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Flip the dough and put your toppings on the now grilled and browned side. Cover the grill again and cook for 4-5 or until cheese is melted and crust in lightly browned.
By: The Kitchen Door