Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Amazing Breakfast Pizza

     This fun and unusual Breakfast Pizza from caught my eye because it does not require any pre-baking of the crust or scrambling of the eggs.  Of course you do need to pre-cook the bacon and sausage but you could easily do that the night before.  I used an 18 oz. package of pizza dough from the grocery store but you could also use the dough that comes in the tube or even make your favorite recipe from scratch.  Spread the dough with your fingers or roll it to a 1/4 inch thickness, when you place it in the bottom of your oven raise the edge to prevent the eggs from leaking under the crust.  You need a blazing hot oven to bake your pie so be sure to light a generous amount of coals.  The pizza baked in 20 minutes with two rings of coals under the bottom and the top was completely covered with briquettes.  If you are the kind of person who likes to eat cold pizza for breakfast you will definitely love this recipe.  Next time you're in the mood for bacon and eggs, fire up your dutch oven and start out your day with a hearty slice of this hot, cheesy, truly amazing pizza. 

Amazing Breakfast Pizza
Pizza dough
3 eggs
1/4 cup milk
6 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
6 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
3 oz. deli ham, sliced into 2 inch strips
6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
5 breakfast sausages, cooked and sliced
1/4 cup chopped onion (optional)
Chopped chives for garnish (optional)

     Lightly oil or spray a 12 inch dutch oven; line with parchment paper.
     Pat or roll dough into bottom of oven to 1/4 inch thickness, raise dough slightly around edge of oven to form rim.  Make little indentations with your fingertips in the dough, this helps the egg to settle and cook more evenly.
     Beat the eggs with the milk, pour over the center of the crust.  Use spoon or pastry brush to evenly disperse the egg.
     Evenly cover the egg with strips of ham.
     Scatter the sausages and onion over the ham.  Add salt and pepper.
     Cover with cheeses; top with crumbled bacon.
     Bake at 450 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until eggs are set and crust has browned.  Garnish with chives if desired.

Dough loaded up with cheese, ham, bacon, sausage and eggs

After 20 minutes in a blazing hot oven

Crust is crispy and eggs have set


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