Camping Margherita ‘pan’ pizza

Not a ‘pan’ in the traditional sense of having a deep crust, this recipe shows that pizzas don’t need ovens for cooking – as they can be done quite happily on a gas stove. This recipe makes two large pizzas, great for families.


500g plain flour

Lukewarm water

400g chopped tomatoes

100g hard cheese – Cheddar or whatever is local to the site


Put the flour in a bowl (there’s no need to sieve) then slowly add enough water to make it into a dough that cleans the sides of the bowl when moved around. Continue working the dough in the bowl until it comes together and starts forming a smooth ‘skin’. Then, divide it in two and shape to fit your pan. Add the chopped tomatoes and cheese – along with anything else that takes your fancy. One by one, press the dough rounds into a warm pan and cover with a lid. Cook until the base turns golden in colour and the cheese has melted.

The chopped tomatoes here offer more than sieved passata, but extra cherry tomatoes (or anything else suitable for a pizza) can be added, according to tastes and preferences.