Monday, February 17, 2014

Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast pizza with bacon-and-onion jam, bacon, country ham, mozzarella, peas, and runny eggs.

I haven't been blogging much lately: the snow gods are smiling on Colorado for the first time in three seasons, and this is the busiest time of year at school. I've made some awesome dinners lately (most notably, I drastically improved my pad thai recipe) but was too caught up to grab the camera. As much as I love powder weekends and long, productive teaching days, life has been a little fast-paced for my tastes lately. 
So to remedy that, Adam and I today practiced one of our relationship traditions--the Lazy Day. 
When we were first dating, we spent several Saturdays drinking Bloody Mary's, eating really stellar breakfast burritos, watching The Wire, and taking naps. And that was it, all day. I was delighted to have found a man as lazy and hedonistic as me--someone who would spend a whole day on the couch and genuinely enjoy himself, not wring his hands or chastise himself about it ("waah, I didn't go to the gym!") 
It was love.
So today, we slept in till nine and spent the day watching House of Cards season 2. Adam made his excellent bloodies and I made Breakfast Pizza, entirely out of ingredients already in the house, so as not to exhaust myself by walking to the store for burrito stuff. 

This recipe would be easy to recreate, except for the bacon-and-onion jam. I made this awhile ago to go with some pate--it was sitting in the fridge. Other than that, should be pretty easy. 
Bacon-and-onion jam. From when I made it a couple weeks ago. 

1 batch of pizza dough
(note--I made mine from scratch in the morning. It really tastes better if you allow it to rise overnight, as suggested in the recipe above. Or you can buy (Wholefoods always has fresh pizza dough) or even use a mix. Who cares? It's a lazy day)
1.5 cups of bacon-and-onion jam
(note--you probably don't have this. You could make it, OR you could a. Use any kind of jam you have--a chutney or savory jam would work well b. Use canned pizza sauce c. Use nothing--brush the dough with olive oil and garlic d. Use slices of tomatoes)
1 package pre-shredded mozzarella
6 slices of bacon, crisped
3-5 slices of ham, cut into ribbons
1/2 cup of frozen peas (corn would also be delish)
3-4 eggs
oil, salt, pepper

What to do 
Make the dough. Or buy it.
Pre-heat the oven to 550 degrees.
Spread the dough as thin as possible by stretching it out. You want it as thin as you can possibly get it without tearing.
Spread the jam over the dough.
Sprinkle on the cheese.
Sprinkle on the bacon and ham.
Sprinkle on the peas and press gently into the dough.
Bake at 550 for about six minutes, or until just turning brown and cheese is melted.
Take the pizza out and turn the oven to broil. Break the eggs onto the pizza. Place under the broiler for about two minutes--whites should be opaque and cooked, yolks should be runny.
Sprinkle kosher salt onto the eggs.
Slice and serve!

Here is a version I made without eggs--we ended up having it for dinner. 
Raw pizza before baking. 
Adam enjoying breakfast pizza--got a little black on the edges...
This was BOMB. And so it season 2 of House of Cards. And so is spending a whole day on the couch with two tiny dogs and my love. 

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