Pizza is great at any time of day – but making one for breakfast is still somewhat unusual. Making the base by hand is very satisfying, but it is perfectly acceptable to cheat and use a ready-made pizza base if you are short on time. Wouldn’t this be the perfect recipe for a relaxed weekend brunch?
For the dough
- 500g flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 7g yeast
- 1/2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 325ml lukewarm water
For the topping
- 6 strips bacon
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
- 2 cups grated mozzarella
- 6 large eggs
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped
- 2 tbsp chives, chopped
- 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
- 1 shallot, finely chopped
Prepare the dough: Mix water, sugar, yeast and olive oil and leave for a few minutes. Add the flour and salt and mix using your hands or a mixer with a dough hook until the mixture is smooth and springs back to the touch.
Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface, divide into two equal pieces and form each half into a ball. Leave until doubled in size, then roll into a circle.
Preheat the oven to 220 C.
Prepare the dough and toppings: Fry the bacon until crisp. Cool and roughly chop.
Sprinkle the dough with half of the Parmesan, mozzarella and bacon and shallot. Crack 3 eggs over the top and season with salt and pepper.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. When the crust is golden, the cheese is melted and the egg yolks are cooked, transfer the pizza to a cutting board. Sprinkle half of the parsley, chives, scallions and shallot on top. Let cool for 2 minutes, slice and serve immediately. Prepare the second pizza in the same way.