A few weeks ago, I tried to make grilled pizza. I love making pizza at home. I love the whole bit, from making my own dough and choosing my own toppings to eating it fresh from the oven. I also love that Alex and I can each make our own pizzas and top them however we choose. In the summer, though, it’s just too hot to turn on the oven. Grilled pizza is a great alternative.
If you recall, the first grilled pizza I made got a little burnt on the bottom because I cooked the crust first, then brought it in to top it, and then returned it to the grill to heat the toppings. I thought that it would be better to top the raw dough and just grill it once.
I transported the pizzas to the grill on an old cookie sheet and attempted to lift and slide them onto the heat. Don’t try this at home! My beautiful pizza fell apart and I lost some of my tasty toppings to the flames. We had better luck with Alex’s, probably because my dough was getting soggy from the tomatoes while he was still building his.
The pizza that wasn’t sacrificed to the flames was really good, though. It’s not pretty, but it tasted delicious. Hey, at least the bottom crust didn’t burn. The part that remained on the grill cooked nicely, leaving a crisp crust and I’m very happy with my choice of toppings.
I did have to go out to the grill after supper to scrape away my charred toppings. Next time I’ll either grill the crust for a shorter time, or I’ll try to get some sort of grill-safe pizza stone for transport. Maybe both. Yes, this is something I’m going to do until I get it right!