Pizza, in a nutshell,
Pizza has long been considered as widely accepted dish all around the world. It is originated from Italia, consisting of round, flattened base of wheat-based dough with tomatoes sauce, sprinkled cheese and other ingredients -can be arbitrarily substitute according to local taste – and baked in wooden fuelled oven.
Aside from the fact that it is easily prepared, the perfect combination between creamy flavour and crispness of its crust are what makes pizza so famous among cuisine enthusiasts. Although some people consider bobby flay pizza dough as ‘junk food’ since they are often high in carbohydrate, immersed in cheese, or flooded with gravy- pizza never really loose people’s attention and its popularity experiences rapid movement. Nowadays, there are many ‘contemporary’ pizzas out of those of traditional ones, with distinctive shapes, tasty toppings, and sizes.
Bobby Flay Pizza Dough
Our today’s recipe is margherita grilled pizza with typical base and sauce. Margherita pizza is basically comprises of wheat-based dough, San Marzano tomatoes sauce, basic toppings such as : mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, salt and extra virgin-olive oil. Grilled pizza are now emerging as one of our popular trend.
Even if baked with grill instead of common baking chamber, this cooking method has successfully produced golden crust and brick-oven flavour that pizzas are famous for. For those who don’t want any heat in kitchen but need to deal with parties and family meeting, this grilled pizza would be the best choice for sure! Are you newbie to this grilled pizza? If yes, you don’t need to worry as we will introduce you to a mouthwatering recipe with simple steps to follow.
Bobby Flay Pizza Dough Recipe
Making pizza is challenging for some people but not necessarily demanding. All we need to do is supplemental information which are available online or in any kind of printed media and a handful of creativity! Get ready to collect some awesome ideas in preparing your very first margherita grilled pizza!
- Pizza dough, store-bought or home-made one, lies at room temperature before use
- Olive oil for brushing and drizzling purpose
- Wheat flour (for home-made pizza dough)
- Water (for home-made pizza dough)
- Yeast (for home-made pizza dough)
- A pinch of sugar (for home-made pizza dough)
- A pinch of salt
- Freshly prepared black pepper
- 1 pound (or as necessary) fresh mozzarella (cow milk mozzarella)
- Tomatoes (thinly sliced)
- Handful of fresh basil leaves and thinly sliced crosswise
Cooking step and useful tricks
Preparing Pizza Dough
Based on our rendition from dozens of trustworthy sources, dough or pizza’s base can simply be purchased from nearby store. Some people are really keen on simplicity and calls for pizza dough will surely make their cooking more effortless. For those who choose readily available pizza dough, you are one step ahead! Once pizza doughs are brought, they need to be stored in refrigerating room for later use.
Before starting to stretch out your dough, this simple hack will save you from possible failure. Make sure to let the pizza dough at room temperature before stretching it as cold pizza will shrink after we shape it and you will end up with small sized pizza which is far from your expectation and will never feed your satisfaction.
Meanwhile, for those who are willing to make harder effort for the dough, you deserve our appreciation for any determination involved in making this grilled pizza. Making pizza dough is kind of tricky, so careful work is highly necessary to ensure you produce perfect dough with balance taste and texture. While there are dozens style of pizza dough worldwide, we have already picked this particular recipe which is super simple and easy to follow.
It only includes water, yeast, pinch of sugar and salt, wheat flour and olive oil (or any substitutes available). First, we need to mix all the ingredients, then stretch the dough several times. It will be better if you use rolling pin to compact the dough and roll it thin so that your pizza base will crispy outside yet tender on the inside. To prevent sticking, sprinkled cornmeal on a pizza peal will be necessary.
While preparing for your pizza’s base, get your grill up to certain temperature before throwing the dough on the fire. Make sure that the grill is hot before grilling the pizza. When you can hold your hands about inch over it for no more than two seconds, it means it is already hot enough. Don’t forget to brush a high quality olive oil (or its substitutes) on the dough, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Following this, you need to grill all sides of the dough one minutes each, or until the dough turns golden, bubbly crust (make sure to check it frequently) and just firm. If it is browning only in certain parts, use spatula to rotate and flip the dough. Transfer cooked pizza dough to a baking sheet and cover your crust surface with more olive oil on the hot crust.
Adding Toppings and Further Garnishing
Fresh ingredients are necessary to produce a perfect dish and grilled pizza is no different. Top pizza dough with fresh sliced mozzarella , then arrange some sliced tomatoes on top of it and send back to grill and cook until all mozzarellas are melting (it normally takes 3-4 minutes). Following that, completely cooked pizza is transferred back to peel then generously garnish with fresh basil all over pizza’s surface. Make sure to serve while it is hot and enjoy the perfect combination of crispy crust and creamy cheese for your dinner and parties.
Tips and Tricks
For housewife and young couples who are already settle, using electric equipment to grill pizza is often preferable, but to get awesome flavour, you might need to bake it traditionally, using wooden fuelled grill. For students or nomads who lack cookery equipment, rice cooker can also be used for grilling purpose.
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