Grilled Pizza

Grilled Pizza
No need to heat the house by using the oven for this one!!!

1 cup warm water
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon dry yeast
2 tablespoons olive oil, more as needed
2 cups flour, preferably bread flour, plus more as needed
1/3 cup corn meal
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon crumbled dried herbs or garlic powder, optional

Dissolve sugar in warm water and sprinkle yeast on top. (If using instant yeast, add it to the dry ingredients.) Let stand until yeast is foamy, about 10 minutes.
In food processor (use steel blade) combine flour, corn meal, and salt, plus dried herbs or garlic powder, if using. Pulse to blend.
Add olive oil to the yeast liquid, stir well to get any yeast that may have settled to the bottom, and with the machine running, add to the dry ingredients. Pulse until well mixed, and dough forms a sticky ball. If dough is too wet to form a ball, add more flour a tablespoon or two at a time; if it’s so dry that it’s not sticky, add more water a tablespoon at a time. Pulse briefly after each addition.
Scrape dough out onto lightly floured surface and knead into a ball. Cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap and let rise until doubled. This will take about an hour in a warm place or longer at room temperature.

When ready to cook, have prepared toppings at hand. Heat grill or start charcoal. Briefly knead the dough, cut into desired number of pieces, and shape into balls. This amount of dough will make four 9-10 inch, six 7-8 inch, or eight 6 inch crusts. On a floured surface, roll the balls to about 1/8 inch thick, as even in thickness as possible. Spread out flat or stack between sheets of parchment paper or flour-dusted waxed paper.
When grill is ready, lightly brush one side of crust with olive oil and grill, oiled side down until firm and a bit browned, several minutes. Turn, quickly add toppings, cover grill, and cook until crust is crisp; this may take from 2-6 minutes depending on grill temperature and crust thickness. Watch closely to prevent burning.
Serve immediately.

Go ahead and be lazy - cut out a lot of work by using a ball of pre-made dough from your grocer’s dairy case - or from your local pizzeria. Thawed frozen bread dough works too!