In the mean time, here is another recipe! Since we got the fabulous grill for Eric's birthday I have been scheming up some ideas of what we can cook out there. It was a little problematic at first since a lot of grilled recipes are for meat and as I mentioned before we are cutting back on the amount of meat we eat. By the way, changing our diet has drastically improved our finances, we had our lowest spending month of all time in July and that is with two birthdays to shop for. But anyway, that's another story :-) I came across this recipe for grilled pizza dough and was amazed! Grilled pizza? Can you do that? Turns out you can and it's delicious! Though dough is incredibly easy to make (no kneading!) and once that part is done the rest takes 10 minutes tops. It was also fun because we each got to make our own individual pizzas and top them however we wanted. We have made this recipe twice so far and it was huge hit both times. I see it becoming a regular thing with us. Now if only it wasn't too hot to eat outside.
Here is the recipe I used for the dough:
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1 package active dry yeast
1 tbs olive oil
3/4 cup warm water
Proof the yeast in warm water. In a separate bowl mix flour, salt, sugar and oil. Make a well in the center of dry ingredients and pour yeast/water mixture in. Mix thoroughly until the consistency of an elastic ball (if the dough seems too dry add a bit more warm water). Cover and allow to rise for 1 1/2 hours.
Divide dough in half, flour surface and roll out the dough in to two personal sized pizzas. Grill on high for about a minute on each side, just to firm up the outside a little bit. Next add your sauce and toppings. Return to grill and grill with cover down for 5 minutes or until the toppings are melty.
We think these taste amazing and it's nice not to have to heat up the kitchen in the summer. I encourage you to try them, here are some pictures.
|raw dough, going on the grill|
|after the first grilling, ready to add toppings|
|All done, ready to eat!|