Wild Pizza 1

Who doesn’t like a pizza?  Here’s a recipe for making your own  wild pizza in the woods.

Ingredients for the topping

  •   Hogweed, roughly chopped
  •   Nettles, blanched and refreshed in cold water,   squeezed dry and chopped
  •   Ground ivy, finely chopped
  •   Ground elder, finely chopped
  •   Ribwort plantain, finely chopped
  •   Wild marjoram, finely chopped
  •   Ramsons, finely chopped
  •   Grated cheese
  •   2tbsp of tomato puree
  •   2 large tomatoes
  •   Olive oil
  •   Salt and pepper

Ingredients for the wild pizza base

  •   2125g of self raising flour
  •   55g of butter
  •   7 – 8 tbsp of milk
  •   ½ tsp of salt

How to make the wild pizza topping

  •   Heat some olive oil in a pan and add all the   weeds and herbs and fry for a couple of minutes
  •   Add the tomato puree and season with salt and   pepper
  •   Spread the mixture evenly over the base
  •   Place slices of tomato on top
  •   Drizzle with olive oil
  •   Sprinkle on the grated cheese
  •   Place in a hot dustbin oven for 20 to 30   minutes, checking after 20 minutes
  •   Keep the fire going under the dustbin oven to   maintain heat

How to make the base

  •   Rub the flour, salt and butter together in a   mixing bowl until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs
  •   Add the milk and stir together into a smooth   dough
  •   Cut the dough into 6 and roll into balls
  •   Roll out into discs
  •   Lay on a greased baking sheet

In this photo you can see a selection of pizzas cooked by Nicola in the woods on a 5 Day Bushcraft Course.

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This wild pizza is just one of the great dishes that we often cook on our 1 day foraging course. You can see photos taken on this and all of our other courses on our Facebook page.

About Gary

Lead Instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft, teaching bushcraft, wilderness and survival skills to groups and individuals.

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