I love pizza. I could probably eat it every single day. Hot, cold, lukewarm....doesn't really matter. It's kind of the perfect food. I also love the variety you can have with pizza.....it's not just about cheese & pepperoni!
The first Pizza Friday we did have just the normal pepperoni and cheese kind. I used this recipe (from my dear college roomie) for the dough. I had some string cheese so i cut it lengthwise and wrapped it in dough around the edges - stuffed crust!
There is just something sooooo good about homemade pizza!!!
Our real favorite though, is grilled pizza. Have you tried it? I love that the weather is getting warmer and we can grill more....pizza on the grill is delicious! Here's the recipe we use (courtesy of another dear friend.....my friends make some good pizza!!)
- 2 c flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1 pkg quick rise yeast
- 3/4 c warm water
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Mix yeast mixture with the rest of the ingredients. It works perfectly in my KitchenAid with the dough hook attachment!
Divide into 4 or 5 sections and roll out, adding flour as necessary. Spray both sides with cooking spray. (I roll ours out pretty thin....use your own judgement on this one!)
Grill over medium heat until it is cooked enough to flip....you'll be able to tell when it's done. Instead of flipping, now is the time to add the toppings to the grilled side! We like to set out a topping bar like this one....
Pizza sauce, pesto, ham, pineapple, bacon, spinach, green peppers, pepperoni, mozzarella, parmesan, red pepper flakes, italian seasoning.......anything you want.....time to clean out the refrigerator!
Here's J with his pizza.....so proud!!
Now that the toppings are on, grill again until dough is cooked and cheese is melted!