We used a 8" fry bake for this pizza in the back woods.

To make the dough, you will need:

  • 3C bread flour
  • 2t salt
  • 1t active dried yeast
  • 1C warm water
  • 1t sugar
  • 1T oil
  • heavy Ziploc bag

It is best to start the dough the night before or at breakfast the day you plan to bake the pizza.


  1. In the Ziploc bag, combine flour and salt.
  2. In a camp cup, combine yeast, sugar, and warm water.
  3. Allow yeast mixture to become active and proof for 10-15 minutes camp cup until frothy.
  4. Once the yeast is active, combine the yeast mixture with the flour in the Ziploc bag.
  5. Add oil to the Ziploc bag.
  6. Add water as needed in Ziploc bag to form a dough that cleans the sides of the container, sticking to itself instead of the walls of the bottle. 
  7. Close the Ziploc bag.
  8. Allow dough to rise until at least double in size. 
If it is cold outside, keep the dough under your shirt and or in a sleeping bag to keep warm while proofing.
  1. After the dough rises, punch down the dough and divide into 3-4 lumps, depending on the size of your pan.
  2. Allow the dough to relax in the container before shaping your pizza.
  3. Lightly oil your pan.
  4. Add the dough.
  5. Press to the edges.

To make the sauce, you will need:

  • dried tomato powder or paste in tube, based on desired texture
  • sun-dried tomatoes, soaked in warm water and minced to taste
  • 1/2t oregano
  • pinch chili powder or flaked 
  • 1t of sugar 
  • 1t granulated garlic 
  • 1/2T olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper

*Adjust measurements based on how many pizzas you plan to make.


  1. Soak and drain tomatoes.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a camp cup, adding small amounts of water until you have a the desired consistency for pizza sauce.

To make the pizza, you will need:

  • dough
  • sauce
  • toppings, like pepperoni, mushrooms, olives, and onions. (Go wild, but no pineapple. One shall never put pineapple on thou pizza.)
  • flour
  • cutting board
  • small fry bake
  • olive oil
  • camp stove
  • large rock log to balance fry bake


  1. Flour the cutting board.
  2. Roll out the dough.
  3. Lightly oil the pan.
  4. Push dough into pan.
  5. Coat dough with sauce.
  6. Cover with toppings.
  7. Bake to golden, yummy goodness.
March 14, 2017 by Dan Eastland

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