My love of pizza is no secret. I eat pizza for dinner and often cold the next day for breakfast or lunch. So, while perusing the King Arthur blog, I came across breakfast pizza.
I decide to make it for our Brunch for the Cure. We are always our own worst critics, so I do hope some of the folks who enjoyed it will chime in. I liked it, but thought it could use a few tweaks next time.
I’m not going to post the whole recipe since you can find it here, I’ll just tell you what I did differently and interesting things I discovered along the way.
I used the 5 Minute Artisan Bread dough recipe for my crust. I made it the night before and in the morning, shaped and let rest an hour before rolling out and placing in a well olive oiled jelly roll pan.
As the recipe suggested, I let it rise in the pan for awhile for nice thick crust. As one reviewer suggested, I par-baked my dough for a few minutes before loading with the toppings.
Toppings… I followed this recipe as closely as I have ever followed a recipe. I probably added an ounce or 2 more sausage than they called for. I know I added more cheese than they suggested. I added 7 eggs instead of their 4-6 because I thought my eggs looked small, but I followed their instructions on how to make the eggs to a T.
You start by making a bechamel, then whisk the eggs into it and cook until soft cooked. It looked lumpy and weird. I wasn’t entirely sure I was doing it right, but holy cow- it worked and it was yummy.
Assembled and back into the oven. As another reviewer suggested, I took it out of the jelly roll pan and baked on a cooling rack for the last 5 minutes to get the bottom crust a bit crisper.
It was the exact size of my cutting board, so after I cut it into squares, I just served it on that. Why mess another dish.
I thought it needed a little more something, maybe some spice. I had been tempted to throw in a jalapeno when I sauteed the onion and pepper, now I kinda wish I had. I’ll do that next time.
and how apropos, right after I made my breakfast pizza Eater posted about P’town’s breakfast pizzas. ahhhh, great minds feed great stomachs 😉