Thursday, January 19, 2017

Rosie Makes A Breakfast Pizza.

The Hawthornes love a good breakfast and weekends are the perfect time to make a leisurely morning repast. I combined bacon, eggs, cheeses, and bread all in one for a breakfast pizza.  I made a quick dough for the pizza base, baked the dough, then added the rest of the breakfast fixin's.  I added two eggs for eyeballs and baked all the goodness together until the eggs were still jiggly.  For directions, please follow along and keep up.

Rosie's Breakfast Pizza Fixin's
1 pizza dough, spread out to about 9"-diameter

Heat oven to 500°.
I keep a pizza stone in the oven and let that heat up.

Pizza Dough: 

1/2 cup warm water
1 tsp yeast
1 tsp sugar
Mix the above together and let proof.  That means the dough "proves" it's alive.  It eats and produces carbon dioxide bubbles and gets all poofy and foamy.

1/4 tsp kosher salt
about 1 cup flour

Fork in the salt and flour until dough comes together.
Knead a bit, form into a ball, let rest a few minutes, then place dough on oiled baking sheet and start forming the circle.
Push outwards from the center. Let rest.  Push.  Rest.  Until you have about a 9-10 inch diameter.
Lightly drizzle olive oil over top.
Let rise a bit in a warm place.

Fork or press down the center of the dough a bit so it doesn't over-rise and get convex on you.  Hard to crack an egg on an incline.  Bake about 5-7 minutes until crust is just starting to brown.  Remove from oven.

Evenly spread cottage cheese mixture over top.
Sprinkle on bacon bits.
Sprinkle cheese over top.
Make depressions and carefully crack in an egg.

Slide pizza onto pizza stone and bake another 6-8 minutes.  I like my yolks runny.

Let cool a bit and top with sliced green onions.

Assorted toppings:

3 TB cottage cheese
pinch kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Mix all together.

some cooked and crumbled bacon, more than enough for two people
I scissored the bacon into bits, covered them with water in a skillet, and simmered until water evaporated and the bacon was evenly cooked.

1 egg per person

1/3 - 1/2 cup grated mozzarella
1/4 - 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
One can never have too much cheese.

sliced scallions

Brush olive oil over dough.

Rosie's mistake:
She didn't press down the center of the dough.
I ended up with a domed dough.
Next time, fork/press it down in the center.

Evenly spread the cream cheese mixture almost to the edges.

Give it some bacon lovin'.
Again, one cannot have too much bacon.

Top with the cheeses.

Make a little well and gently drop an egg into it.

And bake.


This was quite enjoyable.
Do yourself a favor and make a breakfast pizza this weekend and start the day on good, solid footage.

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