Nettle Pizza

I chose this as if you make yourself a clay oven in your forest school setting this would be nice to make and eat outside.

 

Pizza dough

Ingredients

500g strong white bread flour

1 level tsp (4g) of dried yeast

5g salt

2 tbsp olive oil to oil your hands and surface for first knead

375ml cold water

1.Start getting your pizza oven hot or if you are using your normal oven you can wait until the dough is ready,

Place the dried yeast in the lukewarm water and stir. Leave for 5 minutes. Put the flour in a mixing bowl and add salt. Pour in olive oil and the yeast solution. Mix into a ball and knead for 10 minutes until smooth and pliable. Lightly rub with olive oil and put in a bowl. Leave to prove for an hour, with a clean tea towel over the bowl.

  1. Pre heat the oven to 230 °C
  1. Punch down the pizza dough and divide into four equal portions. Roll each piece out into a thin circle.

Topping

Young nettles washed and dried in a salad spinner. Some recommend blanching and draining and drying the nettles first but the texture of the fresh ones is good and the heat of the oven neutralises the sting. Just use gloves to handle.

Ingredients

200g Young nettle leaves washed and dried in a salad spinner. Some recommend blanching and draining and drying the nettles first but the texture of the fresh ones is good and the heat of the oven neutralises the sting. Just use gloves to handle.

A couple of wild garlic leaves/ or a grating of normal garlic

Mozzarella cheese buffalo or other depending on budget.

⅓ Nutmeg Grated

Parmesan Cheese

Method.

1.Place the bases on a baking tray (if using a conventional oven)

  1. Distribute the mozzarella across the bases.
  2. Lay the nettle leaves/ wild garlic leaves on top

3 .Grate parmesan on top.

Place in the oven for 10-15 minutes until crispy. Shorter if using a pizza oven.

By | 2019-04-07T19:28:15+00:00 April 6th, 2019|Recipes, Wild Food|0 Comments

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