I love family traditions, especially those that revolve around food. Now that Monkey Girl is getting older and can participate in different things we have started to create our own family traditions. It will be a while before Monkey Girl can stay up until midnight on New Year’s Eve, so I wanted to start a fun tradition for New Year’s Day. Everyone in our family loves pizza, but of course, we all like different toppings. I thought it would be a fun tradition to make homemade grilled pizza on New Year’s Day. It is something we can all do together and it goes great with New Year’s Day football!!
It is so much fun to get kids involved in the kitchen. There are so many different ways to involve them that you can really get them in the kitchen with you starting at a young age. Monkey Girl is 19 months old so we are still limited but she loved picking the toppings and putting them on her pizza! As kids get older (and especially if you don’t have a stand mixer) they can mix and kneed the dough or even help grill the pizzas. Today it was really cold outside, so we chose to grill it on an indoor grill pan, but this is a great recipe for the outdoor grill as well.
Personal Grilled Pizzas
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup olive oil
Place all ingredients into a large bowl and thoroughly mix. If you have a stand mixer, put on the dough hook and mix for approximately 5 minutes. If you do not have a stand mixer, kneed for at least a few minutes. On a surface sprinkled with cornmeal or flour, roll out dough into 4-6 thin pizzas.
Any toppings you like
Heat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium high. Oil cooking surface by putting oil on a paper towel and then rubbing it over the grates with a pair of tongs.
Place dough on grill and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until just cooked through and you have good grill marks.
Add toppings of your choice.
Place back on the grill and cook another 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and toppings are heated through.