As I planned for this pizza blog post, I started to think about making a breakfast pizza. Breakfast for dinner is totally acceptable in my household, in fact, we eat breakfast for dinner weekly. I knew that I could load a breakfast pizza up with veggies so I went to my fridge for inspiration. Instead of a pizza dough, the crust of the pizza is made with my biscuit recipe.
Once I had the pizza is all figured out, I only needed to choose a movie. I immediately thought of my favorite “breakfast” movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Audrey Hepburn’s character Holly is so glamorous and carefree. It is such a classic movie and makes me happy every time I watch it. I also love that she goes to Tiffany’s to calm herself when she is feeling “red”. I think we all need a place that calms us down when we need to recenter our lives. Many times, my calm place is the kitchen. The kitchen is a creative and happy space for me – as long as it is clean.
Without further ado, I leave you with my breakfast pizza.
- 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup chilled butter, cut into small pieces
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cup chopped kale
- 1 roma tomato, diced
- 2 hatch chiles - roasted, seeded, peeled and diced
- 6 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack (you can use whatever you have)
- 5 slices of bacon, cut into pieces
- Salt & Pepper
- Preheat the oven to 450°. Grease your pan - you will want a pan with an edge so you don't make a mess with the egg. I used a large cast iron skillet.
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Using a pastry blender or 2 butter knives, combine the butter into the flour until it looks like coarse meal. Add the milk slowly with a fork.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead lightly to bring the dough together. You don't want to overwork the dough (this will make it tough).
- Roll the dough out into a circle that is larger than the bottom of your pan then transfer it to the prepared pan. Press it into the bottom and up the sides of the pan (about an inch).
- Bake the crust for about 10 minutes in the oven (you don't want to completely cook it).
- In a medium skillet, add a drizzle of olive oil and heat on medium. When the oil is hot, add the bacon and cook until crispy.
- Remove the bacon and drain. Remove all but 2 tablespoons of bacon grease from the pan.
- Add the kale and cook until it becomes bright green.
- Top the pizza with the bacon, kale, diced tomatoes, and chiles.
- Whisk the eggs together in a bowl and pour gently over the pizza toppings.
- Sprinkle the cheese on top and season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Bake the pizza for 20 minutes or until egg is completely cooked.