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Odie
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03/03/2014 05:36PM  
I'm looking for some pizza receipts for Quetico. Stores have pepperoni that does not need refergation and sauce in plastic bottle. But don't know what bread or cheese works best and how to bake it on a camp fire.

Thanks

Odie
 
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OldFingers57
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03/03/2014 06:25PM  
You have two options either take pre made crusts like Boboli or some other brand. they have large and small sizes, the small are about 8 inches. Or you could make mini pizzas using english muffins or crescent rolls. The other option is take ingredients to make your own crust. There are lots of recipes for make your own crust. Besides the pepperoni, take along some deydrated olives, green peppers, chooped onions, etc. to make it really good. Just regular shredded mozzarela or some cheese sticks cut up works for the cheese. I also take dehydrated italian sausage.
Now for baking it you have a couple of optiions you could use a reflector oven or an Outback Oven (use on a remote canister stove.
 
finman
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03/03/2014 06:31PM  
We just made personal pizzas for my son's birthday party, we used English muffins for the crust- could be an option.
 
finman
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03/03/2014 06:33PM  
Oh yeah- toast them first then make the pizza, waaay better that way!!!
 
billconner
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03/03/2014 06:46PM  
Jiffy pizza crust mix and JMO.
 
03/03/2014 08:26PM  
Here is a pepperoni made in my GSI Dutch Oven.



Regular pizza dough mix, and pizza sauce dehydrated into a leather.
 
wannabeoutthere
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03/03/2014 08:55PM  
We cook the pizzas on the fire grate and use the pre made thin crust from Walmart or Target. The thin crust cooks faster. The two meals that are always on the menu are steaks the first night and then pizza. With the boboli sauce and the margarita brand pepperoni we can have pizza on the fourth or fifth night.
 
03/03/2014 09:04PM  
Pita bread, tomato sauce, cheese, dried Italian sausage sliced, grilled onions. We cook on the fire grate, above hot coals. Would like to try a reflector oven, but haven't yet.
 
OBX2Kayak
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03/04/2014 08:57AM  
Hmmm ... just added pizza to the menu for my next trip. Thanks.
 
Chicagored
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03/04/2014 09:01PM  
I bring the ingredients for the dough and make it at the campsite. Then I grill the dough to make a crust. I often do this at home on the weber and its easy.

I use dehydrated sauce. I rehydrate the sauce and heat it up. Once the crust is grilled, I put shredded cheese and peperoni on the crust. I then pour the hot sauce over the cheese and it melts into the sauce. As an esoteric point of trivia, this is how they make pizza in Trenton, New Jersey.
 
03/05/2014 04:14PM  
I use flat bread for a crust, sauce, choice of toppings, cheese.

Find a flat rock...get a nice bed of coals going, place the rock on the coals and build the pizza and place on the rock....


or try the same on a reflector oven....but the rock is my favorite
 
03/05/2014 07:09PM  
quote Chicagored: "I bring the ingredients for the dough and make it at the campsite. Then I grill the dough to make a crust. I often do this at home on the weber and its easy.


I use dehydrated sauce. I rehydrate the sauce and heat it up. Once the crust is grilled, I put shredded cheese and peperoni on the crust. I then pour the hot sauce over the cheese and it melts into the sauce. As an esoteric point of trivia, this is how they make pizza in Trenton, New Jersey."

yep- exactly how we do it! I add the water to the dry dough mix in the morning, leave it in the pack through the day, press it into the pot, add rehydrated sauce, and all the goodies like cheese and pepperoni- then into the Backpacker Oven or a pot covered then wth hot coals on to to bake.
 
luft
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03/06/2014 11:17PM  
We use an Indian flat bread called naan for our crusts. I buy it pre-made at Costco and Trader Joe's has a smaller version of naan also that we sometimes use.
 
03/08/2014 08:26PM  
quote luft: "We use an Indian flat bread called naan for our crusts. I buy it pre-made at Costco and Trader Joe's has a smaller version of naan also that we sometimes use. "

Naan does make nice pizzas!
 
OldFingers57
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03/09/2014 05:33AM  
I was at Trader Joes on Friday up at Madison and spotted the Naan. Will have to get some this summer to try for pizza crusts. I see they have garlic, plain and whole wheat.
 
03/11/2014 05:31PM  
quote OldFingers57: "I was at Trader Joes on Friday up at Madison and spotted the Naan. Will have to get some this summer to try for pizza crusts. I see they have garlic, plain and whole wheat."

Go for garlic! Plain is fine too. Whole wheat is for the non-BW types.
 
OldFingers57
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03/11/2014 05:40PM  
Well the garlic naan will definitely keep the mosquitos and vampires away. I could smell it outside the package, very strong garlic smell!!
 
luft
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03/11/2014 11:34PM  
quote OldFingers57: "Well the garlic naan will definitely keep the mosquitos and vampires away. I could smell it outside the package, very strong garlic smell!!"



We use the plain but the garlic sounds like it would make a great tasting crust. Although it might be too aromatic for the BWCA blue barrel crowd:-)
 
caribouluvr
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03/15/2014 01:08PM  
Boboli pizza sauce is great because it comes in individual plastic pouches. We usually stuff pitas the way we want them and wrap them in foil. But I really like mooseplum's rock technique.
 
caribouluvr
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03/15/2014 01:14PM  
quote OldFingers57: "I was at Trader Joes on Friday up at Madison and spotted the Naan. Will have to get some this summer to try for pizza crusts. I see they have garlic, plain and whole wheat."

I think the wheat sounds good. We avoid white bread and pasta as much as possible now. I feel way better after eating whole grains than I do white processed breads. Thanks for the idea - usually we use whole wheat pitas.
 
03/17/2014 05:33PM  
We normally use pita bread from Trader Joes. May try the naan this year.
 
Odie
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03/17/2014 06:11PM  
Thank you all for the receipts and ideas. I tested the crust on a propane grill and found the Boboli crust the best. The Naan flat bread from Traders Joes came in second. The best sause was Boboli. The key is to bring the sause to a low boil in a separate pot then pour it over the topping after the crust has been warmed cup. The sause Melted the string cheese and warmed up the pepperoni. I was surprised how good it tasted not being bake in a oven.

Thanks again.
 
04/03/2014 07:30PM  
We use tortillas - think pizza quesadillas. tortillas are on both sides, so you can flip your pizza. It is super easy.
 
Twins87
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04/03/2014 07:45PM  
quote luft: "
quote OldFingers57: "Well the garlic naan will definitely keep the mosquitos and vampires away. I could smell it outside the package, very strong garlic smell!!"




We use the plain but the garlic sounds like it would make a great tasting crust. Although it might be too aromatic for the BWCA blue barrel crowd:-)
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We use the garlic naan and love it. Add sauce , pepperoni, string cheese and pop in the reflector oven. Best camp food ever. We now make them at home on the patio fire pit all the time too. Fresher toppings though.
 
lundojam
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04/04/2014 07:21PM  
I buy the Boboli copies at Aldi for crusts. We've got a wide diameter pan over the Coleman; I spread a little butter on the crust and warm it up in the pan. While it is warming, I spread a little more butter on the top. While that is happening, on the other burner I am heating the pizza sauce and pepperoni together in a small pot. Then I flip the crust, scoop on the already-warm sauce and pepperoni, and then add slices of mozzarella. We bring a block of cheese; it keeps fine although it looks weird. With the burner on low and a cover on top to melt the cheese cook for a little more. Shake on Parmesan and crushed red peppers. YUMMY.
 
luft
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04/05/2014 12:10AM  
This thread put pizza on my brain.

Hubby had to work so we made "campfire" pizzas In the oven last night. I had some super meaty spaghetti sauce that needed to be used up so we made Naan pizzas topped with the sauce and mozzarella.

 
OldFingers57
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04/05/2014 08:32AM  
quote lundojam: "I buy the Boboli copies at Aldi for crusts. We've got a wide diameter pan over the Coleman; I spread a little butter on the crust and warm it up in the pan. While it is warming, I spread a little more butter on the top. While that is happening, on the other burner I am heating the pizza sauce and pepperoni together in a small pot. Then I flip the crust, scoop on the already-warm sauce and pepperoni, and then add slices of mozzarella. We bring a block of cheese; it keeps fine although it looks weird. With the burner on low and a cover on top to melt the cheese cook for a little more. Shake on Parmesan and crushed red peppers. YUMMY."


I use a little Esxtra Virgin olive oil instead of the butter but otherwise do the same.
 
Twins87
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04/05/2014 09:23PM  
quote luft: "This thread put pizza on my brain.


Hubby had to work so we made "campfire" pizzas In the oven last night. I had some super meaty spaghetti sauce that needed to be used up so we made Naan pizzas topped with the sauce and mozzarella.


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Me too!!! But I waited until tonight because we needed to make a Trader Joe's run for garlic Naan. Yum! Best dinner for watching the Wild.
 
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