Grilled Pizza

adapted by http://theresalwaysthyme.blogspot.com

Directions to Grill Pizza
Brush grill surface clean. Most important are clean grates and oiling them!
Spray grill grate with non-stick cooking spray (we wiped with oil on a paper towel!)

Preheat grill to medium.
While the grill is preheating, using a lightly oiled surface, work dough into pizza pie shape, but not bigger than grill size.

Press dough, working from the middle towards the outer edges Brush 1 tablespoon of olive oil on the dough.
Turn the dough over and brush 1 tablespoon of olive oil on this side of the dough.

Transfer dough from work surface to cookie sheet.
Transfer dough from cookie sheet to grill (Note: Unless you are extremely coordinated, this requires two people; one to hold the cookie sheet, and one to transfer the dough.)
Close grill cover.

Check dough every few minutes until bottom is browned and top is bubbly - about 5 to 10 minutes
Transfer dough from grill using cookie sheet.
Turn dough grilled side up.
Add sauce, cheese, and toppings to grilled side.
Return to grill and slide dough off cookie sheet onto the grill with the uncooked side down (Note: Once again, this is easiest with two people; one to hold the cookie sheet, and one to transfer the dough.)
Close grill cover.

Check dough every few minutes until bottom is browned and cheese is melted - about 5 to 10 minutes (the bottom might brown faster than the cheese melts)
Transfer grilled pizza to cookie sheet, slice & serve.
 
notes -  some toppings you may want to par-cook before you grill because the crust cooks pretty quickly.

Pizza Dough

This is a basic recipe adapted from many on the internet!

3 cups flour
1 active dry yeast
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm water
2 tablespoons oil

For dough, beat together on, low speed or by hand, half of the flour, yeast, salt, warm water, and oil for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Then beat on high for another 3 minutes. Turn out the dough on a clean, floured surface. Gradually add the rest of the flour and knead dough for about 7 minutes until elastic. Place the dough in a bowl, cover, and let rise for 45 minutes.
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