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Individual Pizza

A simple recipe from my Uncle Walt on making homemade pizza
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 sm pizzas


For the Dough

  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup chilled butter
  • 1 cup milk


  • 3 oz pepperoni thinly sliced
  • 4 plum tomatoes sliced
  • 2 cups Jarisberg cheese shredded
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano


  • In a food processor, pulse flour, baking powder and salt. Add butter, pulse until coarse crumbs form.
  • With the motor running, add milk slowly until a firm dough forms. Divide the dough into quarters and chill for at least one hour.
  • On a floured surface, roll each quarter of dough into an 8 inch circle.
  • Top each pizza with ¼ of the pepperoni and tomato slices, sprinkle with ¼ of the shredded cheese, basil and oregano.
  • Since I like mushrooms, I sometimes sauté several mushrooms and also spread these on the pizza. (or add whatever other toppings you like). I have also tried sprinkling the pizza with Paul Prodhomme's Pizza & Pasta Magic.
  • Place the dough on a wooden pile sprinkled with yellow cornmeal and place pizza in a preheated 425°F oven on a pizza stone. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the cheese is melted and crust is browned.


Moving the pizza once in a while during the baking will make the crust crisp up quickly.