Today's recipe comes from the Bake For The Cure cookbook, which is available for just $2.00 on their website. It's a Breakfast Pizza, with delicious ingredients like sausage, egg, cheese and hash brown potatoes on a home-made-from-scratch pizza crust! Here's the original recipe:
1-3/4 to 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 envelope Fleischmann's Pizza Crust Yeast or Rapid Rise Yeast
3/4 teaspoon Salt
2/3 cup very warm Water (120-130 degrees)
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
8 oz. Sausage, cooked and crumbled
1 cup frozen Hash Brown Potatoes, thawed
1/4 cup Chopped Onion
1/2 teaspoon Durkee Ground Mustard
1/2 teaspoon Durkee Ground Black Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
For a personal twist I added some bacon, green pepper, basil and thyme. Which means (if you make it with these extra ingredients :) you'll also need:
3/4 cup Bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup Chopped Green Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Basil
1/2 teaspoon Thyme
Combine 1 cup flour, undissolved yeast and salt in a large bowl. Add very warm water and oil; mix until well blended (about 1 minute). Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Dough should form a ball and will be slightly sticky.
Knead on a floured surface, adding additional flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic (about 4 minutes). (If using rapid rise yeast, let dough rest at this point for 10 minutes.) Pat dough with floured hands, pressing gently to fill greased pizza pan or baking sheet. OR, roll dough on a floured counter to 12-inch circle; place in a greased pizza pan or baking sheet. Form a rim by pinching the edge of the dough; prick surface with fork. (Note: Our family prefers deep-dish pizza, so to go along with that, I made this in a 9-inch deep-dish pie pan).
Bake crust in a preheated 450 oven on lowest oven rack for 8 minutes. Reduce oven to 375. Remove crust from oven.
Top pizza crust with sausage, hash browns and onions. (If using extra ingredients, add bacon and green pepper as well). Beat eggs, ground mustard, pepper and salt together in a bowl (optional, add basil and thyme). Pour over toppings. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 16-20 minutes until eggs are set and crust is browned.
|Cooking up the bacon and sausage...|
|The pizza dough|
|In the oven!|
|The finished pizza!|
|A slice of Breakfast Pizza!|
This pizza was a huge hit with my family; we are already making plans to bake it again for breakfast soon...in fact, we'll probably make 2 of them so there's plenty to go around! I was impressed that the crust wasn't dry at all, and the onion, green pepper and herbs add a nice, distinctive flavor to the pizza! Of course, in my family you can't go wrong if you add cheese to something, so having cheese top it off-turned a great dish into an Excellent dish!!
So, now you know what's coming-I need your comments, please! Let me know if you'd add or change anything, or just tell me if it looks good! Thanks to all my neighbors helping me with this contest!!