Friday, March 11, 2011
Breakfast Week: 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.
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!