Summer tends to slow us down here at home, so instead of quick weeknight meals we sometimes get a little fancy. This week we wanted to share a fun and delicious meal we love during those hot summer months. We love to eat pizza, but in the summer when it can be 100 degrees + outside we hate to heat the house up by turning on the oven. So instead we take our pizza outside and toss it on the grill. Sounds a little crazy I know. But it works, and it is delicious. All you need us a few ingredients and a hot grill!
What You Will Need:
1 1/2 c. warm (105-115 degrees) water
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. yeast
1/2 tsp. salt
3-4 1/2 c. flour
Your choice of toppings we chose:
Jalapeños (we have some spicy lovers in our house!)
What You Will Do:
1. Begin with the dough. In a large bowl, combine water, sugar, and yeast. Let stand for 10 minutes or until yeast is bubbly. Then add salt and stir. Now add 1 1/2 cups of flour and mix well. As it mixes you can add the rest of the flour a 1/2 cup at a time. When dough starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl you are done. Spray a glass or metal bowl with cooking spray then place dough in the bowl for it to rise. Let rise for 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
2. Heat your grill. Now roll dough, then spread oil with a brush on one side, place oil side down on hot grill. Close grill and let dough cook. Cook for about 5 minutes then flip. You want to see grill marks but do not burn it. Now spread your sauce on the grilled side, add your cheese and toppings. Let cook for about 3-5 minutes. Check the bottom of the crust. Once the bottom is done and the cheese is melted your pizza is done!
We love grilling our pizza in the summer months, especially since hot weather lasts a long time here and heating up the oven makes the house unbearably hot. We hope you like our grilled pizza too!