Friday, March 28, 2008

Pizza on the Grill a great party for teens

Pizza on the Grill

Friday: Grilled Pizza


Refelections from the Backcounter
Grilled pizza! A great way to entertain teens. Have your teen invite friends over to construct and grill pizza! Pizza dough is easily made using frozen bread dough and kids love to roll it out and make their own creative toppings. We have had two teen birthday parties for our kids and all invited had a great time. I gave each participant a paper chef's hat and apron and much to my surprise everyone loved wearing them and truly got into the spirit of the event.

Any grill can turn into a pizza oven. There are lots of websites with instructions on how to grill pizza. We used bricks in our gas grill and the pizzas turned out perfectly with a crispy base and well cooked toppings. A pizza stone also works but if the heat is too hot stones will crack and break. We moved to the bricks for this reason. They were purchased at Home Depot and were very inexpensive

What you need:

  • Prepared pizza dough

  • Pizza peel (to slide pizza onto hot stone or brick)

  • Grill (gas or charcoal)

  • Pizza sauce

  • Cornmeal to place on peel so that pizza will slide

  • Rolling pins, chef hats, aprons, flour to dust work surface

  • Toppings (grated mozzarella, pepperoni, sausage, peppers, artichoke hearts, olives)

  • A fun group of cooks

  • Pizza rotary cutter and cutting board

How to grill pizzas is discussed at this website.

Enjoy and don't get discouraged if you don't get it quite right the first time. It does take a little practice. This is a great way to enjoy Friday night and to engage the kids in a fun activity




Anonymous said...

Wow, my husband tried this a few times and it never ended up looking remotely like your's. He even tried the bricks or pavers and somehow it just was not worth the effort. But looking at your pizza makes me want to make him try again. What is required with the bricks? He just could not get them to work right without burning the pizza.

Anonymous said...

Having eaten one of Julia's pizza's from her grill - I have to tell you the end result is even better than the picture looks. The pizza is delicious!

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