Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Did you say PIZZA?

Jeff and I love to grill pizza.  This is the best dough recipe I have found. Just make sure you make it ahead of time.  It works great in the oven as well as the grill.  I also threw in a quick sauce recipe if you are feeling ambitious.   Yummy!

Pizza Dough

  • 1 pkg active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
  • 1 cup warm water   
  • 1 cup ice-cold water
  • 1 Tbl sugar
  • 1 Tbl salt
  • 2 Tbl olive oil
  • About 5 1/4 to 5 1/2 cups flour

1. In a small bowl stir yeast into warm water. Let stand until yeast dissolved, about 5 minutes.

2. In another bowl, mix cold water, sugar, and salt until dissolved. Stir in olive oil.

3. In Bocsh mixer, place 5 1/4 cups flour.  Add yeast mixture to flour along with cold-water mixture.  Beat the dough on low with dough hook until smooth not sticky, about 12 minutes.  (This recipe works best in a Bocsh.  It is really heavy and can stop up the mixer.  You can do it in other mixers, just make sure you let the motor cool off periodically.)

4. Scrape dough onto floured surface. Cut dough in half.  Pull edges together on bottom and pinch and seal to form a tight ball.  Place each ball into gallon size Ziploc bag and squeeze air out.  Place in fridge leaving enough room for ball to double in size. 

 Chill at least 10 hours or up to 2 days ahead.

Recipe makes 2 pizzas

 Quick Pizza Sauce

In a bowl, mix 1 can (14oz or 1 3/4 cups) chopped or diced tomatoes including juices, 1 (6oz) can tomato paste, 2 Tbl chopped fresh basil leaves, or 2 tsp dried basil, 1 1/2 Tbl extra virgin olive oil, 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano. 1 1/2  tsp sugar, and 1/2 tsp chopped garlic.  Add salt to taste.  Makes about 2 1/2 cups.



Becky said...

Thank you for BLOGGING this! You and Jeff made the BEST grilled pizzas the night of the Laurel/Priest activity! I may need another grilling and rolling lesson..I think I rolled out Louisianna, Texas, and possibly Utah...I will now work on the Hawaiian Islands!

Shari Goodman said...

I am excited to try the sauce. I have never found one that I love yet. Thanks for first teaching me how to grill pizzas way back in the olden days. I love it!

Cindy Thomas said...

Hi Melissa, have you ever tried the recipe with whole wheat flour? It seems I substitute nearly EVERYTHING with whole wheat flour and I wondered if it would work here also? It ALL sounds yummy!

Angie said...

I love your recipes. I am going to try this. I also loved your mom's cake-so cute!!!

Megan said...

Yum! I love to try out new things. I will make this tonight! Thanks Melissa!

Amanda said...

I loved the dough and sauce they were both yummy I did substitute wheat flour I made bread and ground a bunch extra and I really liked the doug wheat style. The sauce was yummmmy! Thanks for all your great recipes.