Thursday, April 22, 2010

Flashback Friday: Pizza!

Flashback to the past on Fridays with Suzy at Kitchen Bouquet! Food, flowers, fun, anything goes on Flashback Friday!

Today I'm flashing back to a flashback of a flashback? Not sure if I'm even following myself with this one, but I'm flashing back to pizza. We cheat  these days and just pick up the dough at the pizza place. but I have made the dough and it's not that difficult. Even for me, the one with the least amount of baking skills, not to mention yeast challenged! I think I am a serial yeast killer. Unless it's really the yeast, but I doubt it. So I happily end up at the pizza place picking up the dough, and a zeppole or two or three, as long as I am there! but if you must there is a really easy and really good pizza dough recipes on those flashback links! or if you can just click...HERE!

We made these again the other day! Supposed to be calzones, but miss Picky doesn't like all that globby cheese, so the calzones turned into a quick pizza and off they go with their friends. Fast dinner with a salad!

Whenever we make pizza, the favorite always seems to be the White Pizza with Mushrooms and Onions! and when we do eat pizza, it's got to be on the white paper plates! Just because.

and next time, something we really have to try again, is Grilled Pizza. Amazing flavor on the crust! Came out fantastic. Well, it did after we screwed up the first one! Really great flavor and I think we are due to grill it again next time. Just be careful about burning, PAY ATTENTION! We learned that pretty quickly the first time... 
 there is no smoke alarm that comes with a grill

notice the burned parts? and the undercooked cheese? Raw tomatoes?

We got the hang of it on the second pie, that one was excellent...

and what else, a WHITE PIZZA!!

Directions to Grilled Pizza
Printable Recipe

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.



  1. Love the pictures of the pizza, so fun. I've never mastered grilled pizza. You've inspired me to try again. Thanks!

  2. Carol, that first pizza looks delicious! I would love that. My Mr. Picky won't eat mushrooms, so I never have it, but I really love mushrooms on pizza. I think we might try a grilled pizza.

  3. I love your recipe and tips for working with grilled pizza. We, too, love white pizza and have it twice as often as more conventional varieties. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  4. Great info on grilled pizza! I learned by your mistakes! We love white pizza around her!

  5. Another name you can go by...Ms Yeast Killer!!
    The mushroom and onion looks extremely inviting to me!!! Never tried grilled before - may have to give it a try.

  6. Looks yummy! We ate a lot of white pizza with onions in France...gotta love it! Happy week!...Debbie

  7. I remember this delicious-looking pizza! I've got to try one - the mushrooms and onions are calling to me ;)

  8. I love grilling pizza and yours looks excellent. Even the burned one lol. But then I seem to be fond of burning things lately! :-) I had excellent pizza tonight at a local pub and they serve it on white paper plates. Works for me! Thanks for joining me in the Flashback my friend.

  9. never grilled pizza, but must taste delicious.

  10. Hmmm, I know I commented on this..I must have forgotten to do the dopey id letters!
    Anyway, short version..It looks good, hold the mushrooms! :)

  11. Thanks for the nice comments!

  12. this one's spectacular too. Thanks for adding this to what is now a great collection of pizza ideas.


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