Saturday, July 2

How to cook pizza without electricity.

I've been wanting to try grilled pizza for awhile since the weather turned nice. I didn't know it was even a 'thing' (I didn't even google it!) but I thought I'd give it a shot.

Step 1. Make a fire in your grill. Wait. 

While you're waiting, move onto Step 2. Make your pizza. I use a crust recipe from Jim Lahey, out of his book 'My Bread'. I will never, ever use another crust recipe again. This one has always been good, no matter how thick or thin or how it's cooked, it's the best crust recipe I've found yet, and it's relatively fast! Turns out, it's absolutely perfect for a hot grill. I think I may make some of his other breads on the grill as well. I'm pretty excited about this...

So anyway, Step 3. is: Break your wood up into coals, lay your grill grate over them and place a pizza stone (or two) in the grill, shut the lid for a few minutes and let the stone(s) warm up. It's very important to keep the lid shut to retain the high heat.
Dust the stone with corn meal and quickly slide your pizza on. Mine stuck to the plates a little but that just made for charming mis-shapen pizzas :) Shut your lid and wait, again- depending on how how hot/big your grill is, I really have no idea how long. Until the crust is no longer doughy and the pizza top is bubbly!

Step 4. EAT!
Chris had boring ol' salami pizza (which he holds so dear to his heart after all these years) so I didn't even take a photo of his.
Zak had onions, peppers, and black olives with no cheese.

Johnny had champignons with mozzarella cheese! His was a cute mini-pizza.

And mine was sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives and also champignons with sharp cheddar cheese.

Oh yea... Step 5! Eat it with the craziest face you can come up with!

1 comment:

  1. We grilled pizza a lot last summer. So much fun! :)


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