Friday, June 09, 2006

Grilled Pizza

Whole wheat grilled pizza w/ spinach, tomatoes, peppers

Betcha didnt know it was possible to grill pizza did ya? I have been playing around with pizza crusts for a while and I now have a perfect whole wheat dough recipe.

whole wheat dough:
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 (1/4 oz.) package of yeast
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons sugar
1 cup luckwarm water
(115- 125 degrees)
2 tablespoons olive oil

Combine flour, yeast, salt, and sugar in a large bowl and mix with a wooden spoon. Add the water and olive oil and mix until dough forms. Knead the dough for ten minutes. Oil a bowl. Put the dough in the bowl and cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let rise for 45 minutes.

In the meantime:
Cook your choice of veggies (I used spinach, peppers, (in a frying pan) and tomatoes(set on broil in the toaster oven with a little fresh picked basil from my basil plant, yum yum) With your left over time you can clean up, start the grill, and even do a little dance if feel the urge. I mean come on, your only minutes away from amazing grilled pizza, you should be happy!
When 45 minutes is up, take the dough out of the bowl. The trick is to break the dough into four personal size pizza balls then roll them into circles on oiled pieces of foil. The one at the right is about 8 inches in diameter.
Put half of the coals on one side of the grill (thats your direct heat) and leave the other half without coals (thats your indirect heat). Put the pizza dough side down on the direct heat side of the grill (go ahead and put it direcly on the grate, it wont burn if the grate is oiled, I swear) and then slowly peal the foil off. Cover the grill untill the dough looks chared. Flip the pizza over and put your sauce, veggies, and soy cheese (or your choice of any vegan cheese, or no cheese) on top. Cover and cook untill the cheese is totaly melted or the crust feels crispy. Remove the pizza and be prepared to change the way you view all other pizzas forever.

This recipe can be altered in many ways. There are a million different topping, sauce, and cheese combos to test so go crazy.

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