When I sat down for work this morning I was immediately distracted by my rumbling stomach. Before I could get my head round anything more taxing than reading my emails I was going to have to eat.
In the end I settled for a bowl of Kellogg’s Cinnabon, which was perfectly fine, but I kept thinking I could do better. Slowly the idea of a breakfast pizza formulated itself in my mind. So I Googled it.
Well…there are hundreds of breakfast pizza recipes out there! I looked at a few and decided they were either too heavy or too fancy or not “pizza” enough. Then I stumbled upon the one below over at smitten kitchen, who adapted it from The Big Sur Bakery, and I have now adapted (slightly) myself! Just check this out.
The original recipe includes ingredients and directions for making your own pizza bases. If you want to do this, go ahead, there’s loads of recipes knocking about, including this lazy one from smitten kitchen. Me, I’m even lazier, so I’d say just get a couple of pre-prepared ones you can bake immediately!
- 6 strips bacon
- 6 large eggs
- Handful of cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
- 2 cups grated mozzarella
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons minced flat-leaf parsley
- 2 tablespoons minced chives
- 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
- 1 shallot, minced
- Preheat your oven to the appropriate temperature for the pizza bases you’ve bought.
- Fry your bacon until crispy. Allow to cool and chop roughly.
- Halve your cherry tomatoes (you need enough to generously add to both pizza bases).
- Sprinkle both bases with half each of the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
- Top with the crispy bacon and cherry tomatoes.
- Crack three eggs onto each of the bases.
- Season with salt and black pepper.
- Bake as required by the pizza bases, making sure the cheese melts and the eggs cook through – 8-10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a couple of minutes.
- Sprinkle each with the parsley, shallots, chives and spring onions.
- Slice and serve.
This is a recipe you can change up or down depending on your preference. I intend to give it a go with some pre-cooked sliced sausage, maybe some black pudding and definitely some mushrooms!
Image Credit: smittenkitchen.com