Campfire Pizza – with pepperoni, mushrooms and cheese?

Campfire Pizza

Who does not love campfire pizza? We eat it once a week while being home. However, where to get pizza in the middle of nowhere?

During our trip to Cape York, we had an opportunity to free camp at The Bend, near Coen. The campsite is spread out alongside a shallow creek and this is where we stopped to make our campfire pizza. The next day we were going to Laura Dance Festival in Quinkan country and The Bend was our last stop before meeting many people in Laura.

It was a beautiful, warm afternoon, so we started a campfire and I decided we deserve something special to eat – campfire pizza!

Prep time:  40 minutes

Campfire

Cooking Equipment

Dutch Oven – suitable for most campfire meals

Cast Iron Frying Pan – useful for any meal preparation

Campfire Cooking Gloves – to keep your hands safe

Cook time: 20 minutes/pizza

Servings: 4

Ingredients

Pizza Dough:

  • 1/2kg flour
  • 1 teaspoon of white sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 packet of dry yeast
  • 1 spoon of oil olive

Pizza Toppings:

  • Tomato sauce
  • Pepperoni
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Shredded cheese
  • Dry oregano leaves

Campfire Pizza Instructions

  1. Combine flour, water, yeast, sugar and salt.
Campfire Pizza - preparing a dough
Campfire Pizza – preparing a dough

2. Cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel and leave it for 15 minutes. Next, knead it until smooth and elastic. Let the dough rise until it doubles in size.

Campfire Pizza - kneed the dough
Campfire Pizza – kneading the dough

3. Punch down the dough, knead a few times, and split it into four equal parts. Flatten the dough and stretch out into a round shape.

4. Insert trivet into the Dutch oven, and grease it with some olive oil. Insert the flat dough pieces into the Dutch oven. Spread with tomato sauce and add toppings: cheese, pepperoni, and mushrooms. Sprinkle dry oregano leaves on top.

Campfire Pizza - final steps
Campfire Pizza – final steps

5. Cover the dutch oven with the lid and set it on hot charcoals. Place some hot charcoals on the top of the lid as well.

Campfire Pizza - make sure you don't burn it!
Campfire Pizza – make sure you don’t burn it!

6. Wait around 20 minutes for the pizza to be baked. We really enjoyed this late, warm, windless afternoon and amazing camping location. And as a bonus, we had a campfire pizza for diner. What else would you want?

Campfire Pizza - waiting for the pizza with feet in the creek
Campfire Pizza – waiting for the pizza with feet in the creek

7. And this is the final effect – we still need to work on a shape but the taste was amazing!

Campfire Pizza - Done!
Campfire Pizza – Done!

Have you ever tried making a campfire pizza while camping? What was your secret recipe? Please drop a comment below.



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