I love pizza, but the hubs does not, so every once in awhile I just crave pizza! Any kind of pizza! Fully loaded, pepperoni, sausage, olives, cheese with more cheese, you name it, I like it. My grandsons also love pizza, so I came up with this way to make great Personal Pan Pizzas at home. Each recipe yields enough dough for 3 personal pan pizzas (recipe is easily doubled) so everyone can mix up their own and top it the way they like it. Perfect for a small family, or for a kids party/sleepover.
2 tsps. active dry yeast
(recipe can be easily doubled)
In medium bowl, stir in yeast, water, sugar, salt, and oil. Mix in enough flour to make a dough that can be kneaded.
Turn dough out onto board and quickly knead for 3 minutes, adding more flour if dough is too sticky to knead.
Place dough in greased bowl and flip dough over in bowl so that dough top is also lightly greased. Cover and let rise into warm, draft-free place until doubled into size, or about 30-45 minutes.
Punch dough down and divide dough into 3 equal parts (the dough should be very stretchy and easy to work with).
To make a personal pizza, grease pizza pan or baking sheet with olive oil and sprinkle with cornmeal (I used a 6 1/2-inch round cast iron skillet).
Press one dough part into your greased pan, pressing down bottom and working up the side of the pan a bit with your fingers.
Put on sauce and desired toppings. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Bake pizza on the *top shelf of your oven(bottom rack if using pizza stone) for about 15 minutes, or until pizza edges are lightly golden and cheese is melted.
You can bake all 3 personal pizzas or place the other 2 dough parts in a plastic food storage bag and refrigerate or freeze for later use.
Or make 2 larger pizza’s by simply dividing the dough in half.
Pizza Sauce for Canning here
Option – don’t use sauce at all, but brush pizza dough with olive oil and top with petite cut canned tomatoes or fresh tomatoes, fresh chopped basil and mozzarella cheese!