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Pepperoni Pizza with Basil & Honey

Preparation Time
1 hour
Cooking Time
25 minutes
Servings
1

The delicious recipes keep coming in our #OwnTheGrill series.
Pepperoni Pizza with Basil & Honey is as good as it sounds. Grill (or bake) this recipe from sweetsugarbean and enter summer BBQ heaven.

Ingredients

whole wheat & honey pizza dough

  • 1/2 cup warm water (110-120°F)
  • 2 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups cool water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp liquid honey
  • 2 tsp sea salt

pizza

  • 4 sticks Grimm’s Original Pepperoni, thinly sliced
  • 3-4 tbsp canola oil (for greasing pan)
  • 1 ball pizza dough (about 484 g), at room temperature
  • 1 cup of your favourite pizza sauce
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced
  • 200 g fresh mozzarella or bocconcini cheese, torn into pieces
  • 2/3 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 3 tbsp liquid honey, for drizzling

Preparation

Dough

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, stir the yeast into the warm water until dissolved. It should get foamy (about 5 minutes). If it doesn’t, throw out the yeast and buy some new stuff.
  2. Add both flours, cool water, olive oil, honey and salt to the bowl. Knead with the dough hook on medium-low speed for 5-6 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic. If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can knead it the old fashioned way for about 7 minutes.
  3. Place the dough in a large greased bowl and cover with a clean tea towel. Let rise for about 50-60 minutes, or until the dough has doubled in size.
  4. Punch down the dough and divide into 3 portions. Use 1 portion for this recipe. Wrap the other two in plastic wrap and place in a Ziploc bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. To use, just thaw in the fridge for 8-12 hours before you want to use it. Let rise until doubled in size, then punch down and roll out.

Pizza

  1. Use a pizza stone on a heated grill or preheat the oven to 450°F. Grease a large baking sheet with canola oil. I used about 4 tbsp You really want it greasy!
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll the pizza dough out into a large, thin oval (about 11×14 inches).
  3. Transfer the dough onto the baking sheet. Remember, it’s pizza, so doesn’t have to be perfect.
  4. Spread the dough with the pizza sauce, and dollop with pesto, leaving a 1 inch border. Top with the shredded mozzarella, pepperoni, jalapeño slices and torn mozzarella/bocconcini. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the cheese and crust are golden brown.
  5. Remove from the oven and let stand for about 5 minutes before slicing. Scatter with fresh basil leaves and drizzle with honey. Makes about 8 large slices.