The Perfect Pizza Dough and Grilling Pizzas

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Pizza Dough is so simple to make at home that you’ll turn to making homemade pizza dough time and again.

There is nothing like making batches of pizza dough, setting up a buffet with all tons of pizza topping choices, inviting friends over, and having a great time making pizzas together. It is fun to see all of the different types of pizzas everyone makes – from multi-cheese pizzas for the children, to chicken alfredo, totally supreme pizzas loaded with tons of veggies and everything in between.

Pizzas make a wonderful addition to any tailgate party, too. Simply make up the pizza dough ahead of time and take along with you. Fire up the grill, sit back and enjoy!

Perfect Pizza Dough Recipe
 
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Pizza dough is simple to make at home. This perfect pizza dough recipe is a family-favorite. : The perfect pizza dough recipe.
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 3½ cups all-purpose Flour
  • 2 tablespoons rapid rise active yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1½ tablespoons honey
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle yeast on top of warm water. Allow to sit while you prepare other ingredients.
  2. In large mixing bowl, combine flour and sea salt. Slowly drizzle in olive oil, then honey, then yeast and water mixture.
  3. Using dough hook, combine until forms a soft ball.
  4. Drizzle olive oil into a glass or metal bowl, being sure to cover the sides of the bowl.
  5. Remove dough ball from mixer or food processor, place on a floured counter and knead for no longer than one minute.
  6. Place dough into bowl prepared in step 4. Cover with a damp cloth and place in a warm place for about 45 minutes to double in size.
  7. Punch the dough down and allow to rise again until doubled in bulk.

 

{Note: If you are in a hurry, you can place in an oven warmed to 125 degrees to reduce the time for the dough to rise. Generally, it cuts this time in half, but take care to watch your dough with your oven so you don’t have a huge mess!}

Grilling your pizzas are very simple. Here’s how we make them.

 

How to Grill Pizzas

Step 1. Using a pizza stone or round flat pan lightly dusted with corn meal, place half of the dough onto the center. Gently work the dough leaving finger indentations across the crust when finished. {This allows the ingredients to adhere better, in my opinion.}

Step 2. Begin adding your toppings, starting with the base. Some we like are a homemade marinara sauce, alfredo sauce, and pesto. However, our son prefers butter and garlic so I mix 1/2 stick of butter with 1 clover minced garlic and spread across the dough.

Step 3. Next add the rest of your choice of toppings, ending with your cheeses and a drizzle of olive oil.

Step 4. Place your pizza stone or pan on top of your grill and maintain at approximate 500 degrees for 10 – 15 minutes until the crust has risen and is golden brown.

Step 5. Take care when removing your pizza stone or pan from the grill {it’s hot} as it will easily come of the stone from the dusting of corn meal on the pan. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, slice and enjoy.

Note: Pizzas may be made ahead and frozen prior to cooking. Simply wrap in parchment, then in aluminum foil. When ready to cook, remove from the freezer and allow to thaw in your refrigerator.

Enjoy!

 

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