The Best BBQ Pizza from Summerland Waterside Resort & Spa

by Suzanne Heron.

Preheat BBQ to 400 F. Combine 1 c lukewarm water, 1 tsp sugar, 3 Tbsp olive oil & 2 tsp instant quick-rise yeast in a stand mixer. Add 3 c flour & 1 tsp salt and knead the dough on medium-low for 6 – 8 min. Gather the dough into a ball, lightly oil the top, cover and put in a warm spot to rise about 1 hour. Cut into 3 equal pieces and mold each into a 9 – 10” round. Brush with olive oil.

Set one on the grill, in an area of even heat. Close the lid and grill 2 – 3 min, until the bottom is richly coloured. Set grilled side up on a plate and top with sauce & desired toppings. Turn 1 side of BBQ off, leaving the other at medium-high. Set the topped pizza on the unlit side of the barbecue. Close the lid and cook the pizza 8 – 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the dough is puffed and cooked. Meanwhile, top the other 2. Transfer the cooked pizza to a cutting board. Set the next pizza on the barbecue to cook while you cut and eat the first one. Cook the third pizza while enjoying the second pizza.

Tom Matthews, Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa, 13011 Lakeshore Drive South, Summerland, 250-494-8180. “I have tried numerous BBQ pizza recipes over the years, this is the best.”