Backyard-pizza making is a fast-growing trend. And, the Saffire kamado grill is the perfect style grill for making these delicious homemade pizzas just like a pro. The Saffire Grill and Smoker can function as a wood-fired pizza oven. It has the ability to maintain a constant high heat and it turns out crispy, evenly-baked pizza every time.
While there are other pizza ovens out there for this type of outdoor cooking, many are very costly. The Saffire Grill and Smoker does the job at a fraction of the cost, and in most cases’does it better.
Baking a pizza on this ceramic grill is easy, fun and economical to boot. People can make pizzas for a large crowd or for a small, intimate gathering at a fraction of the cost of going out. So, why not turn your backyard into an outdoor pizzeria? It’s fun for the whole family.
Make Pizza on a Ceramic Grill Like a Pro!
First, you’ll need a few tools to get you on the road to making some world-class pizza on your Saffire Grill and Smoker. Here is a list of must-have items:
1. 1 Pizza Stone
2. Pizza Peel (metal is best)
3. Pizza cutter
4. Several bowls for ingredients
5. 6-ounce Ladle
6. Natural lump charcoal and wood chips
7. Oh’and a Saffire Grill’ of course!
Fire Up Your Kamado for the Best Pizza in Town
Now that you’ve got your tools, you’ll need a fire. Fill the Saffire Grill firebox with charcoal and cover the holes in the firebox. This will give you enough fuel for several pizzas. Once the fire is going, place the cooking grid elevator into position with the three legs in the notches of the fire ring. Place the heat deflector and then the pizza stone on top of the elevator.
Set Up a Ceramic Grill Pizza Station
A “Pizza Prep Station” is a great way to get organized when making your backyard pizza. The French call it “mise en place” or “everything in its place” and this system will ensure that your pizza-making experience is efficient and fun. You’ll save time and have more fun making pizza for yourself, friends and family. So gather the equipment listed above and grab the following ingredients listed below- it’s time to begin the pizza-making process.
Pizza Station Ingredients
‘ Pizza dough (store bought or homemade) Note: There are lots of great dough recipes online and most supermarkets now have pizza-making sections where you can find frozen dough.
‘ Coarse cornmeal
‘ Mozzarella cheese
‘ Parmesan cheese
‘ Pizza sauce
‘ Toppings of your choice (i.e., pepperoni, basil, sausage, mushrooms’whatever you want.)
Know Your Dough
Whether you buy frozen dough or make your own, let your dough double in size before using.
‘ 7 ounce dough ball for a 10-inch pizza
‘ 10 ounce for a 12-inch pizza
‘ 14 ounce for a 14-inch pizza
‘ 18 ounce for a 16-inch pizza
Now, turn your attention back to the fire. When the Saffire Grill and Smoker reaches 450-500 degrees and the pizza stone has preheated for about 5 minutes, you’re ready to go. Roll out your dough to the desired size. Cover your pizza peel with cornmeal to allow the pizza to slide onto your pizza stone. Gently place the dough on your pizza peel and top with sauce, cheese and other toppings of your choice. Sprinkle cornmeal on your pizza stone and then slide your pizza on. Close the cover and allow at least 10 to 15 minutes for the first pizza. Repeat and freeze what you don’t eat. You are sure to be the envy of all your barbecue buddies.
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