Bering’s Big Green Egg Pizza Recipe

ingredients

  • 4 Cups of flour plus 1/8 to 1/4 cup (unbleached all-purpose or bread flour)
  • 1 packet of active dry yeast or quick rise (equals - 2 1/4 TSP.)
  • 1 3/4 TBSP. canola oil (extra virgin or grape seed works as well)
  • 1 3/4 TSP. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 1 TSP warm water (105-115 degrees)

directions

*If you are planning on using the pizza dough right away, use the quick rising yeast; otherwise use the active dry yeast.

*Preheat conventional oven to 200 degrees, when the temperature reaches 110, turn the oven off.

Item(s) Needed:

Food processor

BGE Setup:

  1. Fill BGE with charcoal to the first ring
  2. Light fire and after about 5-10 minutes, use your ash tool to stir the charcoal up
  3. Place plate setter (legs up) for indirect cooking
  4. Place grill on plate setter followed by your pizza stone, target temperature of 600-650 on the BGE
    1. Easiest way to check stone temperature is with an infrared surface thermometer
    2. This can be done by opening the BGE (burp first) and pointing the laser at the stone and wait for a reading
      1. Optimal temp is 500+, with about 520-560 being your target
  5. Slide the pizza with parchment paper directly onto your stone and close the lid
  6. Keep the top bent fairly close with maybe ½-3/4 opening
  7. After 5 minutes, open the lid and rotate pizza 180 degrees, checking to see if there are uneven parts browning first
  8. Cooking time should be 8-14 minutes
  9. Take pizza off the BGE and place it on a cooling rack if you have one or use and upside down baking pan
  10. Wait about 5-7 minutes then slice

Tip: Preheat your baking stone in your conventional oven to save time.

  1. Install dough blade in your food processor
  2. Place all dry ingredients into a food processor and pulse the dry ingredients together 3-4 times
  3. Heat water in teakettle to 110 degrees, or heat water and then use an instant read thermometer to monitor temp (105-115 is fine)
  4. If you have a “dough option” on your FP, select it now
  5. Turn on food processor and add Canola Oil through feed tube
  6. Add water through feed tube, as you get to the end of the water in the measuring cup, check to see if the dough is starting to form a ball
    1. This should take about 30-45 seconds from the time the water has started to be added
    2. Turn FP off and let the dough sit for 10 minutes
  7. Pulse the dough until it forms a ball, about 30-45 seconds (dough should pull away from the sides with ease)
  8. Roll dough onto a floured cutting board or sheets, kneading the dough until the dough texture starts to be smooth
  9. Form the dough back into a ball (easiest way to do this is to tuck the dough back into a point using your hands as cups)
  10. Place the dough in a lightly oiled non-reactive bowl and flip it over to coat both sides
  11. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a damp towel and either place in the oven as detailed above or leave on counter to rise for 6-10 hours (if using the oven, dough should rise in about 1-1 ½ hours)
  12. You can also refrigerate the night before, this will help the dough develop more slowly and produce a more flavorful tasting pizza dough (about 10-14 hours)
  13. Place dough on floured cutting board, sheet or counter
  14. Cut the dough in half and place the other half in the bowl while forming the first
  15. Using flour to coat the dough, begin by moving your finger in a circle pushing the dough out
    1. The trick is to expand the circle slowly, then let the dough rest for a minute (it will contract) before starting again
  16. Once the dough starts to fill a small circle, simply hold the dough with your hands and let gravity help to stretch the dough out
  17. Transfer the dough to parchment paper (pre-cut to the size of the baking stone ~12-14 inches) and continue forming the dough until it fits the size of the parchment paper
  18. Once you have your pizza dough formed, use your thumbs on the edges to form a crust edge on the outside of the pizza
  19. Use a basting brush to coat the outside of the crust with olive oil or butter (this will serve as a border and produce a golden brown edge)
  20. Add pizza sauce by starting in the middle of the pizza and working your way out
  21. Add a slight layer of cheese, followed by your toppings
  22. Once your pizza is built, slip it on your pizza peel and proceed to BGE Setup

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