Re: Dutch Oven Pizza?
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Tue, 26 Apr 1994 19:09:38 CST
On Tue, 26 Apr 1994 16:17:42 EDT Bob McGwier said:
>Have any of you done Dutch Oven Pizza? I am looking for recipes, tips,
>etc. for one of my Patrol Leaders who asked me to query you.
Find a pizza pan to fit the dutch oven (may not be as easy as you think but
try a local pizza parlor). Ideally, you need to be able to get ahold of it
while it is down in the dutch oven. But, don't put it directly on the bottom
of the dutch oven. Raise the pan slightly off the bottom by using some (3)
small rocks in a triangle. Most any box receipe will work. We also use
a bisquick recipe (from the box) and a bread dough recipe (from a bread
machine recipe book). Slap some tomato sauce, a bunch of oregeno and a bit
of Italian seasoning on it. Add toppings and lots of shredded cheese. Bake
You can also use a pie tin for deep dish and we have even used a square baking
pan. Catch is to be able to retrieve it from the dutch oven without burning
On occasion, I've even resorted to a frozen pizza.
You can use pizza sauce instead of tomato sauce and the spices.
Preheat the dutch oven to hot before you put anything in. Then, most of the
heat should be on the top. We often remove the coals from the bottom,
just leave the oven on the hot ground where the coals were. Experiment with
this as it is very weather dependent. For most cooking we use 14 briquets on
top and 7 on the bottom--seems to be a magic number. Remember, pizza cooks
best in a hot oven, but it is also easy to burn.
We once made a little rack with handles sticking up to lift the pans in and
out of the oven. It worked ok but wasn't nearly as much fun as rocks and
hot pot tongs!
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