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Weber Pizza Margherita Style

  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 27 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 27 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Slices 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

This Weber Pizza is a tasty way to experience Margherita flavors on your grill. With fresh mozzarella, basil, and some easy pizza sauce, this grilled pizza is a winner


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Ingredients

For The Pizza Dough (makes 2 balls)

  • 190 grams lukewarm water
  • 4 grams granulated sugar
  • 1 packet (7g) Active Dry Yeast
  • 311 grams Bread Flour (I use Dakota Maid)
  • 10 grams olive oil
  • 5 grams salt

The Sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 2 Minced Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Tablespoons of Minced Onion
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Thyme
  • 8 Ounce Can Tomato Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste

Toppings

  • 8 Ounce ball of Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1015 fresh basil leaves

Instructions

  1. Either 1 or 2 days before making pizza, add lukewarm water and sugar to a mixing bowl
  2. Sprinkle yeast on top.
  3. Allow to sit for 5 minutes
  4. Add all ingredients to mixing bowl and manually stir until everything is incorporated.
  5. Knead by machine (or hand) until the dough is smooth. In my KitchenAid, this was approximately 5 minutes.
  6. Make sure it is a ball and lightly coat with oil.
  7. Place in a covered dish for 1-2 days.
  8. 3 hours before you intend on baking, take out of the refrigerator.
  9. Divide into two equal pizza balls. We will only be using one today. For the other, I wrap it in a freezer bag and put in a freezer.
  10. For the pizza ball we are using, I allowed to rise in my oven with it off, but the oven light on.
  11. Now, for the sauce. Add oil, thyme, onions, and garlic to a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.
  12. Allow garlic to soften, but nothing to burn. Turn temp down if anything starts to brown.
  13. Once garlic is softened and glassy, add tomato sauce and paste.
  14. Preheat your grill to 325 or as close as you can get it. It should not be a high temp.
  15. Stretch the dough as instructed in the notes.
  16. Once dough is stretched, add to preheated grill and close cover.
  17. Cook for 5 minutes.
  18. Flip and allow to cook for five more minutes with the cover on, but watch to make sure nothing is burning.
  19. Flip, add sauce first, then cheese and basil leaves.
  20. Allow to cook covered until cheese is melted, but the crust is not burned. Should be 10-20 minutes.


Notes

  1. Pizza Dough Inspired By This Recipe
  2. Dough Stretching
  3. The Dough makes for TWO pizza balls, but we only make one pizza for this recipe and then freeze the other. Allow for an extra 2 hours for dethaw when using the second ball.

Keywords: Weber Pizza

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