Ingredients: amounts depend on the number of pizza’s you’ll be making
1 kg pizza dough – this will make about 4 large pizza’s
(or you can cheat and buy premade bread dough from Pick n Pay)
grated mozzarella cheese
your choice of toppings
2 metal skewers
Cornflour / Flour
For the perfectionist, I would recommend making your own pizza dough (click here for a simple but effective recipe). I used Pick n Pay’s premade bread dough for this recipe as I was a bit short on time. It works just fine but does require a little more rolling to stay in shape.
When it comes to Pizza in a Potjie pot, steam is not your friend. You want to choose toppings that aren’t too high in moisture. Things like mushrooms or courgettes should be used sparingly.
Pack 24 – 25 briquettes onto the coal grid inside your PotjieKing. Place a couple of firelighters in the bottom section and get that going. We used a size 12 flat-bottomed potjie pot for this recipe. If you are going to use a no 10 flat bottom pot then you can make do with fewer briquettes. Once the briquettes are going nicely pack 15 on to the top of your Potjie pot, keeping 9 inside the PotjieKing, and carefully place your Potjie pot onto the PotjieKing to heat up.
Now you’ll need an assistant to get the Pizza into the potjie pot.