Friday, March 11, 2011

Breakfast Week: Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast Pizza

1 Pizza Crust (Recipe Follows)
2 Cups Grated Mozzarella

4 Strips of Bacon, Cooked and Crumbled
1 Shallot, Minced

4 Large Eggs
2 Tablespoons Chives, Minced
2 Green Onions, Thinly Sliced

Pat the pizza dough into a circle or square on a lightly floured surface.  Gently transfer the dough to a baking sheet or pizza stone.  Top the pizza dough with mozzarella, bacon, shallot, and then crack the eggs right on top.  Bake at 500 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.  Sprinkle chives and green onions on top when the pizza is done baking. 

Bacon sizzling in a skillet scares me.  With all that grease flying everywhere someone is bound to be injured!  I use to get bacon that was specially made to cook in the microwave, till one time when I was purchasing it the cashier called it "lazy bacon" and I was self-conscious about buying "lazy bacon" ever since.  Then I found out that you can cook bacon in the oven.... genius!  However, the grease still flies everywhere... all over your oven.  So I didn't eat bacon for a while.  Then when I found this recipe, I was back in the bacon aisle.  I almost went back to "lazy bacon" (which is apparently way more expensive than regular bacon) when I turned over the package and read that you can cook any bacon in the microwave!  Success!  So that's what I did for this pizza, cheaper "lazy bacon".  I don't know what it is, bacon still better hot out of the skillet, but it's wherever your priorities lie.  I was already going above and beyond with the homemade pizza crust, which is amazing BTW!  Yeast is not as scary as you would think, I promise.  Definitely not as scary as bacon in a skillet.  

Pizza Crust
from the Pioneer Woman's Cookbook

1/2 Teaspoon Active Dry or Instant Yeast
2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/6 Cup Olive Oil

Sprinkle the yeast over 3/4 cup warm (not hot) water.  Then in a mixer combine flour and salt.  With the mixer running on low speed, with a paddle attachment, drizzle in olive oil until combined with flour.  Next pour yeast/water mixture and mix till just combined.  Coat a separate mixing bowl with a light drizzle of olive oil, and form the dough into a ball.  Toss to coat dough in olive oil, then cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and place in a warm, non drafty area for 1-2 hours.  Then you're ready to make pizza!

1 comment:

  1. Try cooking the bacon in the oven by putting it on a rack on top of whatever baking dish (with sides) you use. That way, the grease drips down, so the bacon isn't cooking in the grease, which means less splattering. =)