Campervan pizza dough (lower gluten)


Pizza Dough by Elly Swanson

Category: Campervan Recipes



  • Equal volume (not weight) of self raising flour and Greek yogurt (you could use your yogurt pot for measuring, 250ml will make one large base)
  • Pinch of salt (if so inclined, but these bases are tasty even without and there’ll be salt in your cheese for the topping)


  1. A really quick and easy home made (or van/outdoor made) pizza base. Really tasty too. You don’t even need any weighing scales.
  2. Method:
  3. 1/ Place all ingredients in a bowl (could use your washing up bowl)
  4. 2/ Knead for 5 mins until it feels “elastic” (you can do this in the bowl if pushed for space, if you turn it out on to a surface or if it’s too sticky after a while, add a little flour to the surface or bottom/sides of the bowl to make it manageable)
  5. 3/ Shape the base - usually a circle or could be a rectangle/square for a Ridgemonkey, etc (you can pat and stretch with your hands or roll it out with a bottle/round container - I’ve even used a cleaned tent pole)
  6. Note: I only carry plain flour in the van (I use it quite a lot for thickening, making sauces, the odd cake/pudding, etc) - you can add baking powder to create self raising flour. For every 250ml of plain flour you’ll need 1.5 teaspoons of baking powder.


Caution: this dough has a much lower gluten level than traditional bread mix, so when shaping don’t show off your pizza base spinning moves (if you have any), it just won’t work and if anyone’s watching you’ll look a right numpty. 😉



Posted on December 4, 2018 in Campervan Recipes

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Matt loves campervans, the outdoors and photography. Combining the 3 is a recipe for happiness.

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  1. Rose Martine
    February 3, 2020 at 6:29 am · Reply

    Ok, you have just made my day. I was just talking to my husband about wanting to make more things from scratch. This is awesome.

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