Pizza for Breakfast?!

Breakfast Pizza Recipe |

Ahh breakfast, the most important meal of the day, or so they say. I’m gonna be straight with you, I very rarely actually eat breakfast. I just don’t really dig toast or cereal or any of the traditional breakfast foods. If I could have bacon and eggs every morning however, I’d be big as a house the happiest person alive. But really, who has time for that? Most days I forgo breakfast completely and settle for a mid-morning snack once I get to work.

Then I discovered Breakfast Pizza and my whole world changed.

Look, I realize that breakfast pizza is possibly more suited as a brunch type meal. It’s not exactly super healthy. I’m not suggesting that you have pizza for breakfast every day, that would be crazy (yeah, crazy delicious!) but c’mon. How great is it that we live in a world where you can combine two things as delicious as breakfast and pizza? And the best part is it’s a mobile breakfast. Just grab a slice as you’re heading out the door and you’re good to go!

Breakfast Pizza Recipe |

What You Need:

For the dough…
3/4 cups of lukewarm water
1 teaspoon of instant yeast
2 cups of plain flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
For the sauce…
400g diced tomatoes
2-3 cloves of garlic
Dried Oregano &  Basil to taste
For the toppings…
4 eggs
200g of bacon, diced
Plus whatever you want!

What You Do:

1. Set the oven to as hot as it will go and allow to preheat for at least a half an hour.

2. Mix together the yeast and water in a large mixing bowl until dissolved. Add the flour and salt to the bowl and combine until a shaggy dough starts to form.

3. Turn the dough and any excess flour out onto a flat, clean working surface and knead together until all the flour is incorporated and the dough is smooth and springy. If  the dough starts to stick to your hands or to your work surface, add tablespoons of flour until the dough becomes smooth. The end result should be moist and slightly tacky but solid.

4. Cover the dough and allow to rise until it has doubled in size (around an hour and a half). Once it has risen you can refrigerate it until you need it. It should keep for 2 – 3 days. If your short on time you don’t need to allow it to rise, just set it aside while you prepare the toppings and it will cook as  a thin crust pizza. Breakfast Pizza Recipe |

5.  To make the sauce, combine the diced tomatoes, garlic and dried herbs in a bowl. Blend together if you prefer a smoother sauce. The sauce will keep in the refrigerator for a week. Prepare your toppings at this point.

6. Divide the dough in two evenly sized pieces. Working with one piece of the dough at a time, form into a flat disc, either by hand or using a rolling pin. Work from the middle outwards, using the heel of your hand to gently press and stretch the dough. Breakfast Pizza Recipe |

7. Spoon a few tablespoons of sauce into the center of the pizza and using the back of a spoon spread the sauce to the edges. Evenly spread on your toppings, ensuring the bacon is on the top so it cooks properly. Crack  the eggs into individual cups or small bowls and set aside.

8. Transfer the pizza’s to baking trays and slide into the oven. Carefully pour each egg onto the pizza one at a time and close the oven to bake. Turn the oven down to about 250 degrees Celsius and cook for 10 - 15 minutes or until the eggs are just set.

9. Remove the pizza from oven and allow to cool for about five minutes before serving. Season with salt and pepper and fresh herbs.

Breakfast Pizza Recipe |

  • kelsey

    June 20, 2013 at 11:31 pm Reply

    yum! i’ve had marginal success making the eggs cook right. do you have tips?
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    • Dani

      June 21, 2013 at 11:09 pm Reply

      Hi Kelsey! I’ve found you don’t want to cook the eggs for too long so there are two ways to get around this - start with a very hot oven and dont pile up your pizza too much so everything can cook in the 10 -15 minute window.
      If you think the dough/toppings will need longer to cook, cook the pizza without the eggs for 5 - 10 minutes and then add on the eggs and cook for a further 5- 10 minutes. I hope this helps! :)

  • Rekita

    June 20, 2013 at 11:39 pm Reply

    omg that looks so good, i wouldn’t mind having this for breakfast!

  • Kim Wedlock

    June 21, 2013 at 12:05 am Reply

    Those pictures are amazing. I don’t really like breakfast either. I used to forego it and just get straight to exercising, since it hasn’t been proven whether exercising on an empty stomach is any more or less effective than having breakfast first. But I have little choice but to eat it. I suffer intense migraines, usually around 9-11 am in the morning - talk about getting your day off to a bad start. They were so awful and ibuprofen wouldn’t work. But then I happened to get one on a morning when I’d eaten breakfast, and it was soooo much more managable. The ibuprofen kicked in right away and I slept easily for a few hours until it passed.

    Having said that, I still don’t enjoy it. I’m also disappointed. I saw this post and thought you were about to tell me that I could eat pizza for breakfast every morning. What a let down!
    But it seems just amazing for special occasions or when you could use a pick-me-up first thing in the mornings. I’m going to give this a go for sure!

    • Dani

      June 21, 2013 at 11:11 pm Reply

      Oh my gosh Kim! You poor thing! Those migraines sound horrible :(
      You could probably have breakfast pizza every day if you swapped the bacon and eggs option for a healthier version - maybe spinach and low fat fetta? mmmm…. that sounds good actually! :)

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