By-the-slice Breakfast Pizza with Red Pepper Pesto

This recipe was inspired by Norco Ranch eggs. The perfect way to start your day. You could prepare the pizza dough from scratch as I did or just use refrigerated pizza. Please refer to my earlier post Paneer Tikka Pizza for the pizza dough.

The red pepper pesto goes perfectly with the eggs and buffalo mozzarella. I also used some grated cheddar cheese.

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It just melts in the mouth and is a sure winner for all ages especially children.

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PREP: 2 hours COOK TIME: 45 minutes

Ingredients

Fresh pizza dough/13.8 oz refrigerated pizza

6 eggs

½ cup buffalo mozzarella, crumbled

½ cup cheddar cheese, grated

1 tbsp fresh garlic, minced

2 tbsp fresh celery, minced

2-3 tbsp olive oil

¼ tsp pepper powder

For the pesto

3 large red peppers, grilled

1 cup cashewnuts

1 tsp red chilli poiwder

½ tsp garlic powder

½ tsp onion powder

1/4 cup olive oil

12 cup Cheddar/Parmesan cheese, grated

Salt to taste

 

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 200 C. Line a 15×10 inch baking sheet with parchment.

To make the pesto, peel the peppers and chop them roughly. Blend all the ingredients in a processor except the oil and cheese. Add the oil slowly and process until the mixture is smooth. Add the cheese and process to blend all the ingredients.

Roll the pizza dough to fit the entire baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes and remove from the oven. Brush with some olive oil and sprinkle some garlic over the dough. Sprinkle the mozarella and cheddar over the pizza and spread some of the red pepper pesto on the top  leaving a one-inch border around the edges. Break the eggs gently about an inch apart. Season with black pepper and bake the pizza for about 20-30 minutes until the egg whites are set and the yolks have thickened. Sprinkle with the remaining chopped garlic, celery and olive oil and serve immediately.

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A Hint Of Spice

Hi. I am Padma and I am passionate about delicious food. Food is amazing in that it can take you to another place and time in your life just by the taste, smell and touch. Even a photograph evokes memories that lie dormant within us. I still remember a coconut candy that I used to eat as a child. Even though it’s not available now, I clearly remember the taste. It takes me back to my childhood pleasures as nothing else can. Being Indian, my palate is so used to spices. I started experimenting by mixing spices with European and other Western cuisines. The result is truly delicious. I love trying out different spices with different recipes. Sometimes I use the powder and sometimes I grind the spices with other herbs, onions, etc in the blender. The result is quite spectacular – a lovely fusion of the East and West. I hope you like my recipes and are inspired enough to try out a few of them. I would love to hear back from you. You can contact me at pvardaraj@gmail.com.

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