Sunday, May 16, 2010

Breakfast pizza - an amazing combination

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I just finished eating something I had been thinking about making for a while - breakfast pizza!  I could eat this every day and not get sick of it.  I had been battling in my mind for a while over whether to go with a bread base, or a pastry base.  I went with pastry and was extremely happy with the results.  I guess maybe it's not technically a pizza, more of a tart, but what the hell, breakfast pizza sounds much better than breakfast tart.  Kinda sounds like the one night stand that is only in it for the breakfast!

Anyway, this is how it goes:

Sam's Breakfast Pizza

Preheat oven to 180deg c.

Take 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, and thaw.  Chop some Monterey jack cheese into matchsticks, and line these up about 5mm from the edge of the pastry, on each side.  Fold the edge of the pastry over the cheese and press down.  There is your cheesy crust!  I'm pretty sure most of mine just leaked out, I will have to experiment with a different type of cheese.  I also brushed the crust with some beaten egg.

Fry or grill half a dozen pieces of bacon until they are about 5 minutes away from how you would regularly cook your bacon - remember this is going to spend some time in the oven.

Smear the inside of your pizza with a few tablespoons of sour cream (as you would with your tomato-based sauce for a regular pizza.  Sprinkle this liberally with grated tasty cheese.  Top with thinly sliced chorizo, and now add your bacon (after draining on paper towel), and place in the oven for 5-6 minutes.  The cheese/sour cream should be starting to bubble and cook a little bit.  Crack 2 or 3 eggs carefully on top, add a few thin slices of tomato, and sprinkle some shaved parmesan over the lot.  Chuck back in the oven for another 5 minutes.

At this stage i turned the oven down and turned the grill on, to cook the eggs on top of the pizza a bit more.

Slice up and serve with guacamole (recipe to come), some parsley to make it look pretty, and mum's awesome home-made relish!  I tossed around the idea of more sour cream, or even marscapone on top, but I didn't feel like a heart attack today.  You could go crazy and even bake on some crumbled fetta or mozzerella if you wanted.

K and I were extremely happy with the pizza, and although we said we were only going to have one piece, we polished off half of the pizza in no time!  The crispy, flaky pastry around the outside was the perfect foil for the creamy, cheesy goodness on the inside.  And the browned bacon and chorizo added a great smokiness to the pizza.  And when you cut into the egg and the yolk was still that tiny bit oozy (is that a word??) - amazing!

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Next challenge - a strawberry breakfast pizza!

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