Hey there, campers! You know what’s better than a classic campfire pizza? A delicious calzone made on a pie iron!
Making pizza on the fire is always fun, but with this new twist you can make something even more special. I’m here to show you how to make an amazing Pie Iron Pizza: The Campfire Calzone.
This recipe is easy, fast, and delicious. It’s the perfect way to take your campfire cooking to the next level. Plus, it’s so much fun! So get out your pie irons and let’s get started.
With a few simple ingredients and some time around the campfire, you’ll be able to experience the freedom of making tasty calzones in no time.
Gather Your Ingredients
When it comes to making the campfire calzone, the possibilities are endless! It’s a chance to create something truly special and one-of-a-kind. From the initial thought of tasting ingredients and choosing your favorite toppings, all the way down to folding up that perfectly crisp golden crust, you’ll be able to make a dish that will have everyone asking for more.
You’ll want to start by gathering all of your ingredients for the calzone. This includes everything from cheese, meats, vegetables and sauces – don’t forget the dough too!
Making sure you have all of your components ready before you get started is key. Once everything is assembled, it’s time to move on to preparing that delicious dough.
Prepare The Dough
Making the dough for your campfire calzone is an important step in creating a delicious pizza-like treat.
It’s also an important step in ensuring grill safety, so be sure to choose a safe and sturdy stick – you don’t want any embers getting into your dough!
When making the dough, you want to aim for a consistency similar to that of a biscuit dough.
Be sure not to overknead it either; this will make your calzone tough and chewy rather than light and fluffy.
To achieve the best consistency, mix together your ingredients and knead just until everything is incorporated.
With that done, you can move on to assembling and cooking the calzone!
Assemble And Cook The Calzone
Now that the dough is prepared, it’s time to assemble and cook the calzone.
To start, let’s take the example of my friend, Sam. He loves camping, especially when he can make his favorite campfire calzone. To do this safely and correctly, he starts by setting up a safe distance away from any flammable materials. Before he even begins assembling his calzone, he has already taken into account grill safety.
Next, Sam preheats his pie iron on the fire for about five minutes so it can get hot enough to cook the calzone without burning it. Temperature control is key here since Sam wants to ensure an evenly cooked crust.
He then takes two circles of dough and places one in each half of the preheated pie iron before adding in his desired ingredients like pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, and mushrooms. After closing the pie iron with the other piece of dough on top, Sam carefully places it over indirect heat and lets it cook for around 5-7 minutes or until golden brown.
Though this process requires patience and attention to detail, when done properly you’ll be rewarded with a delicious campfire calzone!
Cooking with a pie iron is like embarking on an adventure. You take your ingredients, layer them in the pie iron, and then set off on an exploration of flavors. When you open up your campfire calzone at the end of your journey, you’ll find a delicious reward waiting for you.
Every time I make a pie iron pizza, it reminds me that life is an adventure – and that sometimes the best rewards come from taking risks and exploring unfamiliar territory. If you want to experience something truly special, I encourage you to try this recipe and see where it takes you!
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