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.


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

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