Breakfast Pizza

cutting-leek-pizzaI blame my addiction to online shopping on my late paternal grandmother, my Bubbe. I grew up in Toronto, but she lived in Philadelphia. At least twice a years would send us her special poppy seed cookies. She always packaged them in a shoe box for mailing. I was conditioned to anticipate the arrival of apparel boxes at a very early age. It’s not my fault.

If you think about it, online shopping is really just the evolution of 20th Century catalogue shopping. If you are Canadian and of a certain age, you will remember The Eaton’s Catalogue. As a child, I spent many happy hours lusting after Barbie clothes and accessories. Not much has changed.

I recently discovered an unexpected bonus of online shopping. With my Amazon Prime subscription, I have access to Amazon TV. While making these breakfast pizzas, I began binge watching Good Girls Revolt. I had been feeling a bit lost after finishing Downton Abbey, and this series is filling the void.

Feel free to use store-bought pizza dough, or make your own. I am a big fan of Jim Lahey’s no-knead pizza dough. All you do it mix flour, yeast, salt and water in a bowl with a wooden spoon. Cover it and let is sit overnight until it becomes all bubbly. I have included the recipe for it at the end of this post.

My breakfast pizzas were inspired by an episode on Cook’s Country

The first one I created starts with a ricotta and feta base and is topped with nests of sautéed leeks cradling golden eggs.leek-pizza-mise-en-placespreading-ricottapouring-egg-into-leek-nestEach bite delivers a perfect combination of texture and taste; crispy, bubbly crust, creamy ricotta, gooey mozzarella, tangy Gruyere and golden brown caramelized leeks.  Topping this pizza off with eggs may seem like excess, but trust me, when your fork breaks the sunny yolk, and you drag the crust through that golden eggy goodness, you will thank me. slice-of-leek-pizzaMy second breakfast pizza is Southwestern, featuring tomatoes, corn, jalapeño, avocado and cilantro.tomato-nestsThinly sliced grape tomatoes form the nests to hold the eggs. pouring-egg-into-tomato-nestThe avocado and cilantro are added after cooking. tomato-avocado-pizza-sliced



Click here to print recipe for Ricotta-and-Leek-Breakfast-Pizza.

Click here to print recipe for Tomato-and-Avocado-Breakfast-Pizzas.

Click here to print recipe for Jim-Laheys-No-Knead-Pizza-Dough.


9 thoughts on “Breakfast Pizza

  1. Virginia

    I made the leek pizza the day after you posted the recipe. I overcooked the eggs and had to make it again. It tastes delicious either way. I used 3 month manchego and chèvre instead of gruyere and feta. Pairs fantastic with Sauvignon Blanc. I still have not made the 18 hour dough because I am unable to plan the timing correctly on that yet. Will be doing soon.

    I have been wondering if you have looked into the Instant Pot electric pressure cooker. It has a huge following here in the states. I would love to see what you could do with it.

    We are having a lazy mans rendition of manchego and honey crisp apple salad tonight. Lately, I don’t even have enough time to matchstick them and toss with lemon and evoo. If it just me and my husband, I just cut up pieces of each and eat them at the same time!

    You are my favorite blog. I make many of the recipes you post. You are thought of often in our kitchen.

    Salt Lake City, Utah

    1. saltandserenity Post author

      Thanks for the sweet compliment Virginia. It means a lot to me. I love sauvignon blanc so I am excited to try the manchego and chèvre pizza. Great suggestion.
      I have never heard of the Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker. To be honest, pressure cookers kind of scare me. Since I don’t compete on Chopped, I guess I am never in such a hurry.
      The lazy man’s rendition of chopped manchego and apples sounds pretty perfect to me. Saves all that pesky knife work.
      Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy holiday.


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