Breakfast pizza

Yes, I know I did a post on breakfast pasta but this is a recipe I did for the Bliss blog and let’s be real, you can never have too many recipes that call for bacon.  We regularly have pizza night in our house since that way everyone can have their pie just the way they like it.  Most nights we go for the traditional tomato sauce, pepperoni and if I’m lucky, swiss chard but we are developing a supreme attachment to this breakfast pizza.  Full of caramelized onions, bacon and a nice oozy egg on top it’s delicious.

Breakfast pizza
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Breakfast for dinner! A simple pizza dough is topped with bacon, cheese and freshly cracked eggs!
Ingredients
  • For the dough:
  • • 1 package (2 ¼ teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • • 1 cup warm water
  • • 1 cup ice-cold water
  • • 1 tablespoon honey
  • • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • • about 5 ¼ to 5 ½ cups bread flour
  • Toppings:
  • • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or even better, bacon fat)
  • • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled (or even more if you love bacon as much as I do)
  • • 1 cup shredded cheese, your choice (fontina, cheddar, mozzarella would all be a good choice)
  • • 4 eggs
  • • 1 cup arugula
  • • 1 tablespoon good quality olive oil
  • • 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
Instructions
  1. For the dough:[br]
  2. In a small bowl, stir yeast into warm water, add the honey and let sit for 5 minutes until yeast starts to bubble and foam.
  3. In another bowl, mix cold water and salt until dissolved; stir in oil.
  4. In a heavy-duty standing mixer with a dough hook, place 5¼ cups flour in a large bowl. Stir the yeast mixture again to blend, then add to flour along with cold-water mixture. Beat with the dough hook on low speed until mixture is smooth and not sticky, 10-12 minutes. If dough remains sticky, add two more tablespoons flour and beat 2 minutes longer; if still sticky, add another 1 to 2 tablespoons of flour and beat until nonsticky and smooth.
  5. Scrape dough onto a lightly floured board; cut in half. With floured hands, pick up one portion of dough; pull opposite edges together toward the center and pinch to seal. Repeat all around the circumference to form a smooth, tight ball. Place each portion in a 1-gallon plastic bag. Squeeze out air and seal bag, allowing enough room for the ball to double. Chill at least 10 hours or up to 3 days.
  6. hours before you want to make the pizza, remove the dough from the fridge and let come to room temperature. (I usually take mine out in the morning and just leave it to rise on the counter until I’m ready to use it.
  7. To assemble the pizza:
  8. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees or as hot as you can get it for at least 15 minutes with your pizza stone in the bottom of the oven.
  9. Fry the bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain on a paper towel and then roughly chop. Place one tablespoon oil (or reserved bacon fat) in a skillet over medium heat and add onions. Cook until soft, golden and carmelized about 15-20 minutes. Set aside.
  10. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface until you reach your desired thickness. I like to roll out and cook my pizza on parchment paper; it’s way easier to transfer to a pizza peel, no clean up either! Try not to incorporate too much extra flour, just enough to allow you to roll it out. You should end up with a 12-inch circle.
  11. Spread ¾ of the cheese in a thin layer over top of the pizza, then evenly distribute onions and bacon all over the top. Make a small well in the top of the cheese and crack two eggs over the pizza spacing them out on the top of the pizza. Top with remaining cheese.
  12. Bake the pizza for 8 minutes until the crust is golden and the eggs cook to your liking.
  13. Toss the arugula with the oil and vinegar in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Top the pizza with the salad
  14. Prepare the other pizza the same way and enjoy!
  15. Notes: You could divide the dough into four equal portions and make individual mini pizzas with an egg on each. Feel free to experiment with the toppings; some asparagus would be a lovely addition or instead of the salad you could top the pizzas with green onions and fresh herbs. We also made a version of this with homemade tomato jam instead of the onions and it was delicious!

 

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    Self-taught cook, photographer.  You can usually find me at a farmers market dreaming up alternative recipes for my allergy prone family.

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