Is" bacony" a word?Probably not, but basically I want you to know this pizza is covered in bacon.Magical, mapley (yup, not a word either) bacon. I was trying to think of what to have for dinner tonight and it came to me while I was spinning (hey at least I was exercising)- breakfast pizza. Breakfast pizza is a great meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.It would even be nice for a brunch. There are even so many ways you can prepare it. If you have alot of time you can make your own dough. If you are in a rush you can use refrigerate dough. But before I get to the recipe, let's see what I ate this week for WIAW!
|strawberry.gorgonzola tots.grilled pineapple.NY bagel.mini burger|
Breakfast: Katie brought me bagels from NY and I was so excited to eat them!
Snack: Gorgonzola Tater-tots from Luxe Burger Bar in Providence,RI. Literally they are life changing.
Dinner: Mini Burgers at Harry's Bar & Burger. This was the crunch burger with crunchy onion strings and cheese.
Dessert: Grilled pineapple and home made lavender ice cream at our friend Karen's. It was literally amazing.
Now for the Bacony Breakfast Pizza.....
You can basically top this pizza with whatever you want. Toppings possibilities are endless for this yummy pizza. You can add veggies, ham,sausage or even kale. The best part about it may be that after you make it for dinner you can have the leftovers for breakfast the next morning! You don't even need pizza sauce on this delicious creation. I simply sprinkled cheese on the crust and then cracked three eggs right onto the pizza. I topped with more cheese, bacon, and scallions and I was done! Pop it in the oven and you have dinner in twenty minutes. And in case you missed my post from Monday, I did dip the pizza in my healthy blue cheese dressing.It was both necessary and delicious. To add some zing I squeezed some sriracha over the top. If you like spice, this totally makes the pizza.
Note on the eggs: If you like runny eggs cook for the time listed. If you don't like runny eggs you can let them cook a little more.
So this is the recipe I loosely followed from Smitten Kitchen. She made her own dough. I on the other hand, used store bought.
Bacony Breakfast Pizza
1 lb store bought dough
6 strips bacon
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
2 cups grated mozzarella
6 large eggs
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons minced flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons minced chives
2 scallions, thinly sliced
Prepare the dough and toppings:
Fry the bacon in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat until crisp. Cool on a paper-towel-lined plate; roughly chop.
On a lightly floured countertop, pat the dough into a disc with your fingertips, then drape the dough over your fists and carefully stretch it from beneath to form a 12-inch circle.
Generously dust the surface of a pizza peel or large inverted sheet pan with flour and place the stretched dough on it. Sprinkle the dough with half of the Parmesan, mozzarella and bacon. Crack 3 eggs over the top and season with salt and pepper.
Bake the pizza: Shake the pizza peel slightly to make sure the dough is not sticking. Carefully lift any sections that are sticking and sprinkle a bit more flour underneath, then slide the pizza directly onto the baking stone in one quick forward-and-back motion. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, rotating after 5 minutes. When the crust is golden, the cheese is melted and the egg yolks are cooked, use the peel to transfer the pizza to a cutting board. Sprinkle half of the parsley, chives, scallions and shallot on top. Let cool for 2 minutes, slice and serve immediately. Prepare the second pizza in the same way.