A sweet and savory individual breakfast pizza by guest blogger Maya, from Treats and Eats blog.
Good morning! We have a guest blogger on The Worktop today! Maya from Treats and Eats is sharing a bit about mornings on her worktop. She’s sharing her recipe for Individual Breakfast Pizzas!
I host guest posts to introduce you to other food bloggers that I enjoy following. I invite them to answer a few short questions and to share one of their delicious breakfast dishes.
Maya has a fun blog filled with a range of delicious foods. You can find everything from baked goods, cocktails, and comfort foods. She’ll try (almost) anything once, but she’d be happy to live off of cheese, chocolate, sushi, and noodles (just look at her profile picture and you’ll see her love for noodles!). So read on, go ahead and meet Maya, and get ready to salivate at her individual breakfast pizzas.
Good Morning Maya!
What’s the name of your blog?
Treats and Eats
Can you tell us about your blog?
Sure! My blog comes out of my firm belief in the joy of treating yourself to small indulgences. I usually focus on cocktail recipes, desserts, and comfort foods. But really, I love bold flavors, flavor mash-ups, and any food or drink item that just feels special and celebratory.
What city do you live in?
What are three food blogs that you love to read?
Gosh! There are so many food blogs that I read consistently. These are three blogs that inspire me:
For cocktail inspiration: Death to Sour Mix.
For baking inspiration: Bakers Royale.
For flavor inspiration: i am a food blog.
What Are Mornings On Your Worktop Like?
Do you eat breakfast every morning?
Do you eat breakfast before or after you brush your teeth?
It depends! Before breakfast on weekdays because I take my breakfast to work and eat it there. But on weekends I usually eat before brushing my teeth.
How do you take your coffee?
I actually don’t think I’ve had filter coffee in at least 8 years! But I take my tea with a little milk and no sugar and I take my espresso based drinks with a lot of sugar or flavored syrup :)
Eggs: how do you like them prepared?
Over easy, poached, scrambled, hard boiled, soft boiled- pretty much anything except omelettes for some reason!
Oatmeal: what do you put on it?
Always: peanut butter, cinnamon, and milk. Sometimes: a banana.
Toast: buttered or not?
Definitely buttered. Or cream cheese-d :)
Donut or muffin?
Hmm. Tough call but donuts probably win. Especially if they’re fancy gourmet donuts.
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Another tough call! My usual routine is oatmeal or a smoothie on weekdays and eggs and toast on weekends. But my favorite guilty pleasure to order when I’m out is probably nutella stuffed french toast with a side of bacon. But now I’m realizing I haven’t had that in years!
What does Murray eat for breakfast?
Love this question! Murray would eat pretty much anything. But he’s pretty much stuck eating his lamb and apple kibble. But sometimes he gets a spoon of plain yogurt on top for a treat. He LOVES yogurt!
It’s so great to get to know you! Now, can you please share a recipe with us?
I’d love to! I love these sweet and savory individual breakfast pizzas. These are great to make for a brunch or even just for yourself.
Individual Breakfast Pizza
For the dough (or buy your favorite dough)
- 1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast
- 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup warm water (105°-115° F) (40°-46°C)
- 1 teaspoon table salt
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
For the topping
- 4 medium eggs
- 4 ounces goat cheese
- 4-6 tablespoons strawberry jelly or jam
- 2-3 whole scallions - sliced or cut into strips
Place oven rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 500°F/260°C.
To make dough: (If you are making dough)
Add water to the bowl of a standing mixer and sprinkle yeast over the top. Let sit for 10 minutes. At this point the yeast should be frothy, if it's not, it's likely your yeast has gone bad and you should start again with a new package.
Add 1 3/4 cup flour, salt, and olive oil to the yeast mixture and stir with a spatula until well combined. Place the dough hook on your standing mixer and run for 5-6 minutes, or until the dough is smooth but slightly sticky. If it's too sticky you can add a couple tablespoons of additional flour as it's kneading.
Dump the dough onto a well floured surface (I use a large cutting board) and shape into a ball. Cut the dough into 4 equal sized pieces, dust the top of each ball with flour, and cover with a floured piece of plastic wrap. Make sure you have allowed for enough space for each piece to rise. Place in a warm room and let rise until doubled, about an hour to an hour and a half.
To assemble and cook
Once the dough has doubled you're ready to make your pizza.
Cover a large baking sheet with a sheet of parchment. Flour your hands and then stretch each ball into a 5 inch round, carefully placing each round on the parchment covered baking sheet.
Spread 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of the jelly/jam on each pizza, leaving a half inch border around the edge. Crumble the goat cheese and top each pizza with 1 oz of cheese, leaving a gap in the middle for the egg. Crack one egg into a small bowl and carefully tilt the egg from the bowl to the center of one of the pizzas. Repeat for the remaining three eggs and pizzas. Sprinkle about half of the scallions over the four pizzas.
Carefully place the baking sheet into the oven and set the time for 8 minutes. After 8 minutes you should monitor your pizza and cook until the egg is cooked to your liking. I like my eggs a little runny, so I cook my breakfast pizzas for exactly 12 minutes.
Remove baking sheet from oven and top with additional scallions. You can season with some salt and pepper if you'd like. Let cool for a few minutes and then enjoy!
Tip: For a nice browned crust, brush the edges of the crust with olive oil before baking.
Crust recipe is adapted from Gourmet .