Sometimes, only a pizza will do. Sometimes the comfort of carbs and the take-away feel are the things that are required. When such attacks come, make a pizza. For ease, make it in a covered BBQ, such as a Weber Q.
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Pizza in the Weber BBQ*
* The Weber Q is mine, this is not an advertisement, paid or otherwise. You can, of course, cook this in the oven using a pizza stone for a crispy base, or without for a lovely soft crust.
These instructions use a pizza stone. Mine is one that Weber produces.
Make one quantity of pizza dough. You can let it rise for a couple of hours if that suits, or if you make it in the morning or the night before, wrap it and place in the fridge.
Bring it to room temperature – about an hour on the kitchen bench.
Preparing the Weber Q and Pizza Stone
Light the Weber Q, heat on high for 20 mins and prepare the pizza stone as described in your Weber book. I put a double layer of foil on the grill, being careful to cover only about 1/3 – 1/2 of the grill. Over this goes the trivet (a slightly raised rack), and the pizza stone goes on top of the trivet. You can also use anything else to raise the trivet, as long as it is heatproof. The pizza stone heats during the 20 min heating time. If you have a Weber Q with a thermometer, it will show around 450F (225C).
Making the Pizza
Take half the pizza dough if you want a thin pizza, or use it all if you like a thick base. I used it all. Stretch it out to fit the pizza tray that comes with the pizza stone.
Drizzle the dough with a splash of olive oil. Sprinkle sea salt over the oil. Spread some home made or bought pizza sauce over the base, then take some trecce (fresh mozzarella type cheese), some fresh pecorino cheese, halved tomatoes and some olives and scatter over the pizza base.
Scatter some black pepper over the top with a little more olive oil.
Cooking the Pizza
Place the pizza on the tray into the Weber on top of the pizza stone. Close the cover and cook for around 15 – 20 mins for a thick base. Maybe a little shorter time for a thinner base.
As you remove it from the BBQ, scatter some shredded greens over the top and a few basil leaves. You can add one more small drizzle of olive oil if you wish.
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