Smart Eggs & Caribbean Passion Breakfast Pizza

Four 7 inch pizzas
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

For The Pizza Crust

  • 1 1/4 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tbsp granulated or turbinado sugar
  • 2 1/2 - 2 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil plus more for bowls

For The Pizzas

  • 8 Smart Eggs
  • Diced Caribbean Passion Chub Ham
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 - 2 tbsp minced chives
  • 1 - 2 tbsp thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 - 2 minced parsley
  • Fresh basil and parsley for garnish

Instructions

For The Pizza Crust

  • Proof yeast. In a large bowl, stir together warm water, yeast, and sugar until most of the yeast is dissolved. Let the mixture sit at room temperature to proof for 5-10 minutes until foamy.
  • Mix dough. Add 2 1/2 cups flour, salt, and olive oil; stir well with a wooden spoon until dough starts to come together into a shaggy ball.
  • Knead dough. Transfer dough to a well-floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes by hand until the dough becomes smooth. If the dough gets too sticky, add more flour (1 tablespoon at a time) from the remaining 1/4 cup of flour as needed. The dough should be slightly tacky but still be easy to handle.
  • First rising. Divide the dough in half and place each ball into medium bowls that have been lightly coated with olive oil. Cover and refrigerate overnight and up to 5 days.

For The Pizzas

  • Second rising. About 2 hours before baking the pizzas, remove the dough from the refrigerator and let come up to room temperature.
  • Prep oven. Heat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Prep pans. Brush 2 large baking sheets with about 1 tablespoon olive oil for each pan. Set aside.
  • Prep bacon. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until just starting to brown but not yet crispy, about 3-4 minutes, turning bacon as necessary. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. When the bacon is cool enough to handle, roughly chop it. Set aside.
  • Prep ricotta. In a small bowl, stir together the ricotta, Parmesan cheese, and salt. Set aside.
  • Make pizzas. With slightly floured hands, transfer one of the dough balls to a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough in half and pat each half into a disc about 4-5 inches in diameter with your fingertips. Let rest for 5 minutes. Transfer the discs to one of the prepared pans. Pat and gently stretch each disc until the dough is about 7 inches in diameter.
  • Add toppings. Top each pizza with about 1/4 of the ricotta mixture, 1/4 of the mozzarella cheese, and 1/4 of the bacon.
  • Bake pizzas. Bake pizzas until the crust and cheese just start to brown, about 20 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and crack two eggs in the center of each of the pizzas. Carefully return the pan to the oven and continue baking an additional 8-10 minutes until whites are opaque and yolks are set to your liking.
  • Add remaining toppings. Remove pan from the oven and sprinkle 1/4 of the parsley, chives, and green onions on each pizza. Let cool for 2 minutes, slice and serve.
  • Repeat. Prepare the second set of pizzas in the same way using the second ball of dough and remaining toppings.

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