"Pizza makes me think that anything is possible"
- Henry Rollins
Back at Bunker, this was our summer go-to meal. It was the one thing I could make that had tomatoes, mushrooms, artichokes, and olives in it and he couldn't be mad because he got to make his own! So, plan a family pizza night with this recipe and let us know what you think!
Ps. Personal pan pizzas make a great party meal. Have everyone bring their favorite topping, you provide the dough, cheese, and meat!
Bunker's Grill That Pizza Recipe
Makes 6-8 personal pizzas
1 2/3 cup warm water
2 tsp active dry or instant yeast
1/4 cup olive oil
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp salt
Here's the deal. Don't get scared off with "yeast" and "knead". Guys. It is so easy. Run to the store and buy a thing of yeast which should be in the the baking section. With kneading, there are all sorts of YouTube videos...but honestly just grab cutting board, spray it down with some oil, and start pushing your palms into the dough...that is my very unprofessional way of explaining kneading.
Mix warm water and yeast together in large bowl. Let it sit for a few minutes until you see the yeast start to dissolve. Stir in oil and then add the flour & salt. Knead the dough on low speed with dough hook for 5-7 minutes, or knead by hand on counter for 6-8 minutes.
After kneading, your dough should form a ball that springs back when you touch it. If it is still really doughy, add a little more flour 1 tablespoon at a time.
Now. Pull apart the dough into 8 lumps and lay them on a cookie sheet that has some olive oil spread on it. I roll the lumps around on the sheet so they are covered in olive oil. Next, cover the sheet with plastic wrap and let it sit on your counter for at least an hour. Your dough balls will soon rise with gusto!
Feel free to use immediately or pop in the fridge (or freezer) for another time!
Grab your favorite pizza or just spaghetti sauce
All your favorite toppings:
Spicy Italian sausage, pepperoni, sliced cherry tomatoes, olives, corn, mushrooms, zucchini, basil, pineapple, jalapeños, onions, all the cheeses, or basically anything else.
Squish out your little dough balls to make a personal pan pizza and throw them on a heated up grill (medium high heat). Let them sit on each side for about 2-3 minutes (when each side is slightly tan) and then pull off grill.
Get your sauce and toppings on.
Gently place back on the grill for about 10 minutes.