I made up a batch of lil-dice's Quick Rustic Ciabatta dough and planed on giving it a whirl. A note on the dough. This stuff is runny...I mean like a paste. Maybe more flour or perhaps I messed up somewhere but its really wet. However, that being said the finished product isnt too bad. Anyways I was going to use the dough no matter what. I ended up spraying the parchment and kind of spreading it right on there.
Prior to turning the skin out I tried to pre heat the oven only to find out the glow plug on my gas range died. Fixated on pizza that night I put the stone on the Weber and cranked it up. All three burners get WAY too hot on high. Next time, if there is one, I will set all on medium.
Since I make sauce ahead of time and keep it in the freezer for use I pulled out what I thought was pizza sauce. Turns out it was some frozen fra diavolo sauce with onions a capers. I wasnt too happy but had no better option since the skin was already on the parchment. Im figuring this is gonna be a total disaster.
Sauce on the skin, cheese and pepperoni and onto the grill. With the hellish heat the parchment disintegrated and the bottom got way too black too fast without the top browning at all. I pulled it and let it cool a bit.
To my total amazment it wasnt half bad. The spring was pretty good considering the short time on the grill and the absolute char on the bottom. Mind you I eat New Haven pizza and love it and this was way beyond anything seen there. The sauce was absolutely outstanding. Between the spice, onions and capers the flavor really gave an amazing profile. Granted its not a traditional pizza but its definately worth trying again with a working oven and a stiffer dough. Now if I can only remember what sauce recipe I used. Perhaps topped with some shrimp or chicken for a twist.
I guess the moral to this story...if there is one is never give up on ingredients...even with mistakes you will always find out something new and exciting.