Campfire Pizza cooking ideas

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Campfire Pizza cooking ideas

Unread post by boobook » March 30th, 2013, 6:23 am

I don't know why, but I have it in my brain that I want to cook Pizzas next camp trip.

I know I can do it in the camp oven but one Pizza every 25 mins will make an angry mob between pizzas.

Any ideas on how I can do 2 - 3 at a time?

I have a Hillbilly grate, one that swings around on the post, I am thinking that I could line it with foil and then fill it with coals. Then have it about 6 inches above the pizzas which are on the ground away from the camp fire to cook the top. I couuld also place the pizza trays on the coals to do the bottom. That way I could do 2 - 3 at a time.

Would this work? I will use souvlaki type bases so I don't have to cook the dough.

Has anyone ever done anything like that, or got a better idea?

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Re: Campfire Pizza cooking ideas

Unread post by budgie913 » March 30th, 2013, 8:15 pm

We have cooked the frozen (gourmet type) of pizzas in the camp oven.

Only trick is to use the roasting tray (to get the pizza of the base of the camp oven).

With hot coals on top of the camp oven, we can turn out a great pizza in about 8 minutes (normally about 13 minutes at home).

They are easy to put in the fridge as they pack flat.

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Re: Campfire Pizza cooking ideas

Unread post by hoytshooter » April 1st, 2013, 7:51 am

Never tried cooking pizza in a camp oven but this works brilliant ....
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Re: Campfire Pizza cooking ideas

Unread post by budgie913 » April 1st, 2013, 8:58 am

I don't think I'd get to the pizza with 3 taps of beer at hand.

That is a mobile hangover trailer you have there.

I bet your camp site is always the most popular where ever you go.
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Re: Campfire Pizza cooking ideas

Unread post by hoytshooter » April 1st, 2013, 6:33 pm

yeah its great kickin back ... beer and pizza just go together so well...
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Re: Campfire Pizza cooking ideas

Unread post by outback cruisa » June 10th, 2013, 9:06 am

Nice trailer, but good luck going north with it lol

Why not create a multi shelved oven that can sit on the coals, and put some more coals on top to circulate the heat?
Doesn't have to be big either, just enough space between racks to fit a pizza and have some air flow.

Could use the wire racks out of an old home oven as well to make it easier, and the racks can double for cooking racks over the fire.
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Re: Campfire Pizza cooking ideas

Unread post by Foo » June 10th, 2013, 12:25 pm

^^ Where is the pose value in that?^^ :(

Give me that trailer setup any day! :waycool:

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Re: Campfire Pizza cooking ideas

Unread post by dirtpilotx » September 12th, 2013, 10:32 pm

Cooking pizza's in a camp oven is a slow process. This is how i started out, using a Hillbilly set up. I used the frying pan with the extension ring and the camp oven lid. The problem is it takes too long and never gets hot enough.

Now when camping i use a Weber Q high lid bbq with a pizza stone. I made up a wire stand and now i can 2 small pizzas at once. While still not ideal it can cook up quiet a few at a time.

At home i use a Gasmate style pizza oven, as in the above post (ihave a Aldi copy) However standard the temps only get to 230 degrees. I pulled the oven to pieces and installed ceramic wool to insulate the oven. Now it gets to 330 and cooks 2 large pizzas in 3 minutes on pizza stones. Also i prefer making my own dough and sauce. You can make the dough at home and freeze it or keep it in the fridge.

For camping the Weber is the go.

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