Pizza Cooked on the Barbecue

    3 hours

    Even with a baking stone, a conventional oven is no match for a professional oven when it comes to making pizza. At home, or rather in your backyard, the barby is the way to go. You need a barbecue with a lid to make this. Use your favorite toppings, but keep in mind not to overload the pizza.

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    Makes: 2 large Pizzas

    • Pizza Base
    • 1 packet (7g) active dry yeast
    • 1 cup warm water
    • 1 pinch white sugar
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 3 3/4 cups (400g) plain flour
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
    • BBQ
    • 1/2 cup olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
    • Toppings
    • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
    • 1 cup (180g) chopped tomatoes
    • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
    • 1/4 cup sliced roasted red capsicum
    • 2 cups (225g) shredded mozzarella cheese
    • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

    Preparation:45min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:2hours rising  ›  Ready in:3hours 

    1. Pizza Base: In a bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water, and mix in sugar. Proof for ten minutes, or until frothy. Mix in the salt, olive oil and flour until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
    2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth, about 8 minutes. Place dough in a well oiled bowl and cover with a damp cloth. Set aside to rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
    3. Punch down and knead in garlic and basil. Set aside to rise for 1 more hour, or until doubled again.
    4. Punch down dough, and divide in half. Form each half into an oblong shape 5mm to 1cm thick.
    5. BBQ: Preheat barbecue to high heat. Heat olive oil with garlic for 30 seconds in the microwave. Set aside.
    6. Brush the bbq grate or plate with garlic flavoured olive oil.
    7. Toppings: Carefully place one piece of dough on hot plate. The dough will begin to puff almost immediately. When the bottom has lightly browned, turn the base over using two spatulas.
    8. Working quickly, brush oil over the base, and then brush with 2 tablespoons tomato sauce. Arrange half the chopped tomatoes, sliced black olives and roasted red capsicum over crust.
    9. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese and 2 tablespoons basil. Close the lid, and cook until the cheese melts.
    10. Remove from the BBQ, and set aside to cool for a few minutes while you prepare the second pizza.

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    Pizza on the Barbecue
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    Had a ball doing this with my kids, they thought that brought pizza was the best thing in the world, but now when i suggest that we get pizza for tea there are howls of protest, and a rush to check the fridge for ingrediants, so a few not so have usual pizzas have been made but all of them were demolished real quick so 6 thumbs up.......  -  16 Jan 2011


    Love this recipe!  -  04 Oct 2010


    I had heard of grilled pizza but was afraid to try it. It's quite a production, that after 4 times in 4 weeks, we've got down to a science. The first time he made it he burnt most of the crusts. It definitely helps to have two people working together. I didn't make the crust. I used frozen dough balls from Sams Club thawed, cut in half, and rolled out thin to fit the grill shape. 2 dough balls will give you 4 nice sized pizzas. I also precooked the toppings because you can't let it on long enough to cook them. I use finely shredded cheese because it melts faster. Ragu pizza sauce tastes great. He sprays the grill with a little pam before putting crust on. Husband said we'll never go back to baking them in the oven, even during the winter. You've got to try this one!  -  19 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)