If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you may remember the awesome gift I gave my husband one year. It was an attachment for the Weber grill that turned your grill into a pizza oven. It’s called a Kettle Pizza. I’ve always wanted an outdoor pizza oven and I figured this was the next best thing.
Every summer we put it to good use. We haven’t perfected the pizzas on the grill yet but we’re getting close. My husband is an expert pizza maker, he’s got the crust down to a science. First he makes the dough and allows it to rise. While it’s rising he gets all the other ingredients ready.
While the dough was rising we followed the directions and built a fire in the grill. Adding some wood to the charcoal gives you a very hot fire.
Eventually the thermostat registered hot!
As soon as the pizza “oven” was ready the pizza was formed.
First a little homemade pizza sauce.
Followed by sausage, fresh red peppers, a few roasted red peppers and a couple of hot peppers.
Then some mozzarella cheese, a little Parmesan and the pizza was ready to go in the oven.
Since the oven is so hot the pizza cooks rather quickly, 5-6 minutes. The trick is keeping an eye on it and occasionally giving it a spin so it cooks evenly.
It was delicious and we’re already thinking of which pizza we’ll try next.
Here is the simple recipe we use for the crust.
2 cups flour
1 ¼ tsp instant yeast
¾ tsp salt
1 Tbsp olive oil
About ½ to ¾ cup warm water
Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Stir in the olive oil. Stir in the warm water, you may not need all of the water so add slowly. Turn the dough onto your work surface and knead until smooth and shiny. Place the dough in a covered, oiled bowl to rise until double in bulk.
Turn dough onto a floured surface to shape your pizza.
If your dough doesn’t want to stretch let it rest a few moments and try again. Once the dough is shaped, add a little sauce, spread lightly. Add your cheese and toppings. Bake in the oven or in your Kettle Pizza Oven and enjoy!