Breakfast Pizza

Saturday, 30 March 2013

For a while, the thought of cracking an egg on a pizza has been buzzing around my head. I don't know why I've been so obsessed with it. I think it's down to a combination of my liking for eggs and how darn cool it looks. Last week, I finally got around to putting together the recipe for my own Breakfast Pizza and it has sprung into being - hurrah!
Whilst I love parma ham, feta cheese, pepperoni and all the rest of it, this combination of toppings has to be my favourite at the moment. I also nearly always have the ingredients needed for this bad boy, so if I'm in a weekday dinner rut, I have somewhere to turn to. Breakfast pizza is the way forward. I'm certain there used to be baked bean pizzas... And I'm pretty sure I loved them. Breakfast for dinner obsession is a go.

Damnnnn Turkeldaaawg!

Seeing as it's Easter weekend, I think you could get away with serving this for a casual affair. It has eggs on, so it's allowed. Right...?

For breakfast pizza you will need (feeds 4):

For the base:
350g flour
200ml water
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
Glug olive oil

For the topping:
2 eggs
180g bacon lardons
1 tomato
1 mushroom
1/4 red onion
250g mozzarella
2 handfuls of grated cheddar cheese
A good squidge tomato puree
1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
Milled black pepper

Preheat the oven to 260c
Begin by preparing your toppings. Chop the mozzarella, mushroom, tomato and onion. Grate the cheddar and fry off the lardons. Set this all to one side.

Now add all of your dough ingredients to a large bowl (bar the olive oil) and mix togehter until a rough ball of dough is formed. I tweaked my Emergency pizza dough recipe for the base, but the method is virtually the same.
Now pour your olive oil onto a clean surface and work the rough ball until smooth.

Roll out until about 0.5cm thick. Mix the tomato puree and dried herbs with a splash of water and brush over the dough.

Now add toppings...

Thats the cheeses, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms and bacon.
Oh maaa GOD!
Put in the oven for 10 minutes and then bring out and crack your eggs on.

After another ten minutes, you have a breakfast pizza!
Crack some pepper over the top.

Serve slices with salad.
And a compulsory BRINNER DAWG!
Ok, I have a breakfasty problem.

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