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Homemade Pizza

 Folks are fussy when it comes to pizza, and since we're all as unique as the toppings options are infinite it's no wonder! Why not have a go at making your own ultimate pizza where you can get the proportions just the way YOU like it? Meaty, veggie, sloppy or crisp - you can't get any fresher than straight out of your oven.

There's also the issue of pre-made bake at home pizzas being far too big for the motor home oven so I was going to have to do it myself if we were going to enjoy any at home!

Whilst I'm down with most dough recipes these days I must admit that I haven't yet attempted my own pizza dough, instead using the convenient ready made (but still high quality) stuff from the Northern Dough company. It comes frozen in a pack of two dough balls which is handy, one ball making two small pizzas or one large one. 

If you fancy getting ahead of me in the game check out the homemade pizza dough recipe by Jamie Oliver here>


Whether you're making your own dough or buying it in, see below for the method I use to make fresh homemade pizzas in The Waki Way kitchen, plus some toppings combination ideas to get you started:


Basic Ingredients:Triple pizza baking-tray oven stack - COOK 3 DIFFERENT PIZZAS AT ONCE!Triple pizza baking-tray oven stack - COOK 3 DIFFERENT PIZZAS AT ONCE!

Pizza Dough

Plain flour/Strong white bread flour (for rolling)

Tomato sauce

Cheddar cheese (or other grater-friendly variety)

+ optional mozzarella cheese (makes lovely gooey puddles!)

Your choice of toppings - see below for ideas



1. Roll and stretch your dough into thin circles on a well floured work surface/chopping board. Pizza dough is particularly elastic so it will constantly pull back in on itself,but gently persist, using your knuckles (remove any jewellery!) to stretch the dough as thin and evenly - without poking a hole through it! 

Just how thin you go depends on whether you prefer a crisp base or a thicker doughy one but as a general rule you should be able to see light shining through the dough if held up to a window or other light source. 

2. spread with tomato sauce2. spread with tomato sauce2. Transfer carefully to a lightly oiled or floured baking tray and spread the base with tomato sauce. Check out our simple marinara sauce recipe that makes the perfect base for pizza, pasta, and lasagna here>

Whenever I'm coking up spaghetti bolognaise, before I add the beef mince I make sure to stash a tiny portion of the sauce away in the freezer ready for pizza day.

Again just how much sauce is down to you, Ryan likes his pizza bases quite sloppy so I put plenty on - though it means I have to take care not to let the toppings slide free when it's coming out of the oven! 

3. Add your toppings!3. Add your toppings!3. It's toppings time! Scatter with as many or as little toppings as you desire along with your mix of grated cheeses and/or lumps of mozzarella. Always add more cheese than you think is enough since it shrinks down quite a bit when melted.

In our household the cheese is always under the toppings but if you're worried about something burning in the hot oven you can tuck it safely away under a blanket of cheese!

4. Bake in a hot oven for up to 10 minutes until the cheese is melting, the toppings are cooked and the crust is risen and lightly golden. Leave for a couple of minutes for the cheese (hot lava!) to cool down a bit, slice and tuck in!

 Home made Pizza! Perhaps a little overdone but it still did the trick...Home made Pizza! Perhaps a little overdone but it still did the trick...

Toppings combinations:

  • Mushrooms, thyme, garlic & onion
  • Chickpea & Harissa (add to the tomato sauce) 
  • Courgette, mixed peppers, garlic & chunky onion


  • Chorizo & Chilli peppers
  • Meatballs (cut in half) 
  • Ham & Pineapple also have some unusual toppings recipes, check out their post here for more inspiration>


I hope this post has helped give you the inspiration to try making your own pizza, your way! We'd love to hear how you have adapted our recipes, comment your favourite toppings combination below!


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Sarah is an artist and writer with a lifetime interest in camping and survival techniques.

Living the #vanlife since before it was a hashtag and touring on two wheels with her husband Ryan, they have a wealth of camping and motorcycling knowledge to share, and know a thing or two about packing light! read more

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