May 3, 2013
Weekend Graces #8: Yummy Grilled Pizza
Weekend Graces is a (supposedly) weekly series around here where I share some simple ideas to make the weekend extra special and bless the ones you live with. They are small acts of kindness to make the weekend shine.
One of our favourite ways to celebrate ordinary life is to fire up the barbecue. Something about cooking on the porch while the kids run in the front yard reminds us of what a blessing our messy, loud, chaotic little life really is.
Honestly, grilled pizza isn't difficult, but it is a little bit finicky. Putting raw dough on a hot grill is a skill that takes some practice to get the hang of. Your first few attempts might turn out funny shaped and ugly, but delicious all the same!
To start, make the dough:
1 tsp active dry yeast (I use quick rise yeast for everything because I am impatient!)
pinch of sugar
1 scant cup of warm water
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp olive oil
Combine yeast, sugar and warm water. Let sit for a few minutes to get the yeast going. Dump in the remaining ingredients and stir, then knead until you have a slightly sticky dough. If dough is too sticky to handle, add a tiny bit more flour. I knead mine in my stand mixer with a dough hook, but I've done it by hand too and that works just as well. Let dough rise for 20 minutes while you cut up the toppings.
Roll your dough out into a large rectangle.
Spread one side with olive oil and place, oiled side down, on a hot grill. Cook over medium to high heat until that side has nice grill marks and then oil the other side and flip. Grill until bread is cooked through.
Remove from heat and spread some more oil on one side and top with lots of chopped garlic and other toppings. We used basil and red onion, tomatoes and bacon. And cheese, of course.
Place back on grill over very low or indirect heat until the cheese melts.
Serve and enjoy! I just know your family will love it!
Do you have a special way to bless your family that you want to share with Imperfect Homemaking readers? Why not do a Weekend Graces guest post? Send some photos and a brief article describing a way that you like to bless your family on the weekends to Kelly@imperfecthomemaking.com and I just might feature it one Friday! (Make sure to include your blog URL if you have one so that I can link to you!) I can't wait to find out what little tricks you have up your sleeve to bless the people you live with and make the weekend shine!