Remember that pizza dough we made yesterday? Turn it into a breakfast pizza this morning! Breakfast pizzas are a delicious way to dress up bacon and eggs, and making the dough a day ahead is a big time-saver. Serve the pizzas right out of the oven with a simple green salad or a platter of sliced tomatoes drizzled with fruity olive oil.
Pizzas with Eggs and Bacon
Olive oil as needed
1 batch pizza dough
8 thick bacon slices, about 1/2 lb. total, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Snipped fresh chives for garnish
Preheat an oven to 400°F. Oil a large rimless baking sheet.
Punch down the pizza dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured work surface. Cut the dough into 4 equal pieces. Roll out each piece, stretching the dough if necessary, into a 6- to 8-inch round. Carefully transfer the rounds to the prepared pan. The dough is elastic and will tend to lose shape; use oiled fingertips to reform the rounds on the pan, stretching and pulling the dough as needed. Brush with olive oil. Bake until the rounds are puffed and lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven. Leave the oven on.
Evenly sprinkle one-fourth each of the bacon and the cheese over the top of each pizza. To prevent the egg yolks from breaking, crack each egg into a shallow bowl or saucer, then slide it onto the center of a pizza. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Bake until the egg whites are set and the yolks are glazed over but still soft, about 10 minutes.
Slide each pizza onto an individual plate, garnish with chives and serve immediately. Serves 4.