With the launch of our book imminent, here’s another easy camping recipe from our ‘In the Country’ section.
Campfire Quesadilla Calzone
This isn’t a pizza, but it’s a very good camping alternative. Our kids love this filling, but you can experiment with other fillings, such as salami, rocket and grated cheese.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: about 30 minutes
125g/4½ oz/½ cup tomato purée
4 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
8 large soft flour tortillas
250g/9oz cooked ham, finely sliced
500g/1lb 2oz mozzarella cheese, drained and sliced
120g/4¼oz/1 cup pitted black olives, halved
1 chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
salt and pepper
1 Heat a large frying pan over a medium heat. Put the tomato purée, oil and garlic in a bowl. Mix well, adding water 1 tablespoon at a time, until the mixture is smooth enough to spread. Season with salt and pepper.
2 Put 1 tortilla in the pan and spread 1 tablespoon of the tomato mixture over the top. Sprinkle one-eighth of the ham, mozzarella, olives and chilli over half of the tortilla. Try to sprinkle the cheese around the edge of the tortilla – it will help the quesadilla hold together when you flip it. Using a spatula, fold the tortilla in half to enclose the filling, pressing down the edges to seal.
3 Cook for about 1–2 minutes, then flip the quesadilla over and cook for another 2 minutes until the cheese has melted and the tortilla is beginning to crisp. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 8 quesadillas. Serve hot.