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Flatbread Pizzas on the Grill

Ingredients

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  • 2¼ teaspoons yeast or one package yeast
  • 1⅓ cups warm water (110-115°F)
  • 3½ cups unbleached all purpose flour, plus more as needed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
    Ingredients to add to the dough:
  • a) Minced garlic
  • b) Thyme, oregano, basil, rosemary/ whatever your choice fresh or powdered
  • c) Liquid smoke – one drop- be careful!

Instructions

Pizza Dough:

  1. In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with a mixer attachment, combine the yeast and warm water. Stir it around and let sit for 5 minutes or until the yeast is foamy and dissolved. Add flour, olive oil, salt, and sugar. Add a, b, or c (your choice – be creative, take chances)
  2. Once all of the ingredients are mixed, knead for 7 minutes by hand or with your dough hook on low-medium speed. If your dough is too wet, add up to ¼ cup more flour. After kneading, your dough should be smooth and elastic. Poke it with your finger – if it slowly bounces back, your dough is ready to rise. If not, keep kneading.
  3. Shape the dough into a ball and place in a large mixing bowl that has been coated lightly with olive oil. Turn it over to coat all sides. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and allow to rise in a warm environment (about 75-80°F) for about 1 – 1½ hours.
  4. Punch the dough down to release the air.
  5. Divide the dough into two. Roll each half into a ball and let rest in two separate greased bowls, lightly covered for 15 minutes.
  6. After 15 minutes, flatten each ball of dough, one at a time on a lightly floured surface or silicone baking mat. You could also do this directly on your cornmeal lined pizza pan. Flatten into a 12-inch round circle, flattening and stretching the dough. If using a pizza stone, place the dough directly on baker’s peels dusted with cornmeal.
  7. Grill pizza 5-10 minutes until cheese melts and crust is crispy
  8. Remove from heat, rest 5 minutes and slice
    Pizza Stone (for wood flavor add one chunk of wood to gas grill)
  9. Place cold pizza stone on cold grill
  10. Turn grill on low for 5 minutes
  11. Increase heat to medium for 5 minutes
  12. Goal is to get grill to 500
    Preparing the Pizza:
  13. Use a liberal amount of cornmeal on pizza peel
  14. Prepare pizza (see toppings recipes below for:
    A) Goat cheese spinach
    B) Teriyaki chicken and smoked gouda
    C) Mozzarella, Basil vinaigrette