Here's how the grilled pizza turned out. First of all, the review. It was definitely something I'd repeat. It sounds fussy, having to make dough, but if you wanted to cheat a bit, you could buy ready-made pizza dough. The recipe makes enough for six individual pizzas, and we made two and froze the rest of the dough in two-pizza servings. Next time all we'll have to do is top them and grill. The recipe is from Sunset Magazine.
With a bread machine, this is a snap.
Have I told you about my new bread machine? No? The old bread machine worked just fine, that is, until we bought a gas generator and had it set up. The boys had to put in a new circuit breaker panel to get it going, and in the process of testing it, blew out a bunch of crap in the house. Most of it was just small appliances, and fortunately I'd had the sense to unplug the computers, or they'd be toast, too. There was one near-disaster, with a surge protector in the pantry that nearly started on fire and filled the house with burned plastic smell. That was fun. It left black soot all over the desk in the pantry.
But, I digress. Back to the pizza. I got a new Zojirushi bread machine out of the deal, and that's it, up there.
Here's the prep work:
After you finish the dough, you pat it out on oiled parchment paper (waxed paper would work as well). Don't even think of combining the dough and making one big pizza. It would be a little tricky to manage flipping and turning on the grill that way.
Then you grill the first side, without the toppings.
Take it off the grill, turn it cooked side up, then put the toppings on the already grilled side. We used a local farmer's goat cheese, a bit of tomato sauce out of a jar*, fresh heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced sweet onions, and added the basil at the very end.
Put it back on the grill, uncooked side down, and finish. Really, this only takes a few minutes for each side.
Poor another glass of wine, and enjoy.
*We used some really good stuff from Trader Joe's. I normally make spaghetti sauce from scratch, but this stuff is good in a pinch.