Ok it you have been following for a while I have made pizza on the grill a few times but I have to mention that I often say that I can work a recipe to death. A little tweak here a little alteration there and I just keep going until I am happy. I think that I have about 5 recipes that are done now if you want to see some of them look here or here or this one. There may be a couple of others that I am happy with but most are open to improvement... This Memorial day weekend I pretty much made all of the hot food food on the grill (I know real original) we all made our own pizzas for lunch on the holiday. This was a little different than my other grilled pizzas partly because we each made our own and partly because we mad them on whole wheat crusts! Not completely on purpose I was following one of my regular bread recipes and ran out of white flour...
What do you do? grab the whole wheat flour that you got for another recipe and go...
not too hard this is a basic bread dough recipe
1 1/2 cups warm water
1/4 cup Sugar
2 tsp dry Active Yeast
1 TBS Butter melted
1 tsp Salt
2 cups White Flour
1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
Take the warm water (105 - 115 degrees) and add 1/4 cup sugar then the two teaspoons of yeast. Let it activate (get all foamy and funny looking) about 5-6 minutes. To that add the butter and salt then the flour one cup at a time, stirring as you go. You have to figure out how much of that last 1/2 cup will need go in, you want the dough to be firm but not dry. Once you have this ready cover it in plastic wrap and put your dough in a warm place for an hour or so to rise.
This is the first time that I have used whole wheat flour in regular bread dough I found that the end result was a little softer... is that normal? After it rose I pressed it down then put it in the fridge until lunch time. When lunch time came around I floured a table top and started to roll them out, well I rolled one Miss Lu rolled the rest and Mr Man gave one a try. After they were rolled out I sprayed them with spray shortening and put them on the grill two at a time (low heat or if using a charcoal push coals to the side so you get indirect heat). After 3 or four minutes on each side bring them into the house to top.
I set up toppings on the same table:
Marinara sauce (from the store, yeah I am lazy)
a clean out the refrigerator assortment of cut vegetables.
Miss Lu made three of them... hers just sauce and cheese, Kris' Sauce Pepperoni and cheese Mr. Man Sauce cheese and five pepperoni "I am four and can count!" Me just a whole mess of junk. Once appropriately topped put back onto the grill two at a time and cook for another five minutes maybe.
So how was it you ask... really good this time, a little big for the kiddos but they asked me to save the leftovers, I don't think I have ever heard them say that before.