Grilled Pizza

May 20th, 2010

One of the skills we are trying to master this summer is great pizza on the grill. Pizza dough is not hard to make. It is basically flour, yeast, water and oil. If you have a bread machine it is even easier. But I have not been happy with the standard recipe. The dough is too elastic and forming it into a large disc is like fighting a recalcitrant child. Even after you have fought it into shape, transferring it to the grill takes agility. I have been receiving the King Arthur Flour catalogs in the mail and was intrigued by their Perfect Pizza Flour Blend and Pizza Dough Flavor. I ordered them a few weeks ago and couldn’t be more pleased with the results.

The flour blend has an all natural dough conditioner in it that allows for better rollability. It was easy to roll out and move around. It slid easily off of the pizza paddle onto the grill. It also has a touch of baking powder in the mix that creates those great bubbles in the dough as it cooks. We popped the bubbles to create crevices. The dough was thin and crisp; just what we were trying to achieve. I especially loved the addition of the pizza dough flavor. The mixture of dried cheese, garlic and herbs gave the crust a great punch of flavor. I am not being paid by King Arthur Flour but if you are interested in ordering any of their products on line go here.

You can add any toppings you want to your pizza after it has cooked on one side. For a detailed description on how to grill a pizza go to one of my previous posts here.

15 responses to “Grilled Pizza”

  1. Big Dude says:

    My wife is a big fan of King Arthur products including their pizza flour. Since discovering pizza on the grill, I can’t remember the last time we used the oven – even in winter, and I’d guess you may get to the same place.

  2. How delicious this looks!! It sounds like great summer fun. Our grocery store just started to carry King Arthur flour and I couldn’t be happier as before I had to order it from the catalog.


  3. Susan says:

    Penny, that is on our list too…to perfect the grilled pizza. Love King Arthur. This is a must try for me. Thanks.

  4. Holly says:

    Mmm I love pizza! Grilled would be awesome:)

  5. racheld says:

    I’ve always wanted to try pizza on the grill. I don’t think we’ve ever ORDERED one in a couple of years, let alone baked one. I’ll have to get my Grill King on getting the temperature just right.

    Yours looks luscious—prettier even than Miss Ina’s!

  6. The grilled pizza dough from King Arthur Flour looks amazing. I love pizza cooked on the grill, better than hotdogs when at the cottage.

  7. Karen says:

    I’ve seen the pizza dough flavoring on KA site and wondered what it had in it. Now that you’ve told me, I’m sure it makes a really nice addition. I made pizza dough yesterday and was going to grill pizza tonight, but the wind decided to blow a gale! Maybe it’ll quiet down by dinnertime. 🙂

  8. Thank you Penny! I have been trying to find a good pizza dough recipe that rolls out thin and is crispy! I am checking out that link.

  9. that looks amazing! I’m inspired!
    Harris Teeter (though I’m not frequenting them the way I used to) is carrying the King Arthur’s cake flour. I wonder if I could convince them to carry more of their stuff.

    Can’t wait to see you for Rachel’s b-day! Love you!

  10. I’m a big fan of King Arthur products too, and this is the flour I use to make pizza. Their recipes are also fantastic. Your pizza looks great!

  11. Bella says:

    This looks delicious. Thanks for the tip on the dough. Good to know. 🙂

  12. Looks fabulous Penny and great tip on the dough. We prefer our pizza crust thin. I used to get the King Arthur catalog. They have so many wonderful products.

  13. Momgateway says:

    I am a fan too of King Arthur flour and their most of their recipes really work!

  14. Karena says:

    What is better than pizza that is home made! Thank you for the dough tip Penny.

    Art by Karena

  15. while i was reading this post, my daughter was right beside me and she said: “oh mom make some grilled pizza…please?”

    so off to the grocery store i go… thanks for the tip penny!

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