Sometimes when you’re camping you want something special, something luxurious for dinner. You want a pizza. The problem is you’re in the middle of nowhere and they don’t deliver out that far.
Not to worry, you can make your own, base and all. Here’s how.
First of all, get a good fire going and preheat your camp ovens. Now we’ll start with making the base. Now you can buy cheap ones from a supermarket before you leave, or you can buy good ones from a bread shop but there’s nothing like making your own from scratch.
On a table or the flat surface, you’re going to use to make your dough on put down some flower first. Next pour 1 and half cups of water into a bowl with some yeast and let it sit for five minutes, then add in some sugar, oil and salt before whisking all together. Add some flour and stir until it’s a large sticky heap. Once you have your dough take it out of the bowl and put it on the table with the flour. This is where you’re gonna get messy.
Knead and mix the dough a few times before rolling it flat to the size you want. Remember don’t make the base bigger than your pan; If you do then put the pan upside down over the dough and cut off the excess. Once you’ve got it to size put some flour on the pan so that the dough doesn’t stick to the pan and set it aside to add the sauce, toppings, and cheese. Repeat this process until you have enough bases for everyone you’re feeding.
The first thing you should put on the pizza bases is a base sauce, preferably tomato paste but barbecue sauce almost makes a good base sauce. Spread the sauce so it covers the entire base, and start adding your toppings. For the ham and pineapple spread diced or shredded ham or bacon across the base so that it covers the entire thing, then add pineapple, not across the entire pizza but as much or as little as you like. Once you have the required ingredients down you can add extra little bits or flavour and personal preferences, such as spinach, feta, salami, Orinda, etc. Once you’re happy with what you’ve got, cover the whole thing with cheese, then you can add a second layer of toppings, or more cheese or even different types of cheese for a real thick top, and you’re ready to cook.
Once everything’s ready and the ovens are nice and hot pop in the pizza’s for about 20-30 minutes or until the cheese is perfectly melted, maybe a bit of brown on the top or edges of the cheese and the base. Alternatively, you could put the pan with the pizza directly on the hot coals, not an actual fire, and cook it that way. Put it in a fire and you’re likely to burn it quickly.
And there ya go, a perfect campfire cooked pizza, so you don’t have to go without the luxurious easy to make foods.