First, some VINews : Another season for Arrested Development? Oooohhh, exciting!
Cracking an egg over a bed of rosemary-sweet potato-hash browns laid out on a whole wheat biscuit and then sprinkling it with hearty pieces of maple syrup-glazed bacon is a pretty rewarding feeling. Never mind actually eating it. Just doing it. (Also, please consider a bed of sweet potatoes for a moment.)
That feeling just grows as the aroma of the different flavors baking together in the oven fills the air.
Maybe you're drinking a Bloody Mary that is garnished with yet another piece of bacon and maybe some avocado. And maybe that's what feels so rewarding. Or maybe you're not, but you should be. And I should be too. Hell, everyone should be drinking a Bloody Mary with bacon and avocado right now.
All of these things have you feeling pretty great. But now I'm going to lay it on you. The most rewarding thing about this breakfast pizza, I mean. Get your head out of the gutter.
Eating it. Duh. I'm sure you saw that coming...
Here's the deal. This is fairly easy to assemble. Takes a little time in the oven. Perfect for brunch guests because you can put it together and then let it bake, while you sip your Bloody Mary and chat. I made my own biscuit "crust" because I love an opportunity to make anything healthier and homemade (I was also slightly less hungover today than I could have been, so there's that too..). You don't have to. You can skip that part and just top any biscuit dough you like!
Soundtrack: Aeroplane - September 2011 Mix! Check DPC for a review!
Aeroplane September 2011 Mix by Aeroplane (Official)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
1 c. whole wheat flour
3/4 c. all purpose flour
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
5 1/3 tbsp cold butter
1 c. greek yogurt
In the bowl of a food processor, add both flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Pulse for a few seconds until combined. (Alternately, in the absence of a food processor, whisk the dry together in a large bowl.) Add butter, cut into tablespoon sized pieces and pulse for 15 seconds at a time, until dough resembles tiny crumbs (3-4 times). (Alternately, cut butter into dry mixture using 2 knives or a pastry cutter. This takes forever. Buy a food processor.)
Transfer dough to a large bowl. Using a fork, stir yogurt into the dough. Once combined, use your hands to knead dough until it forms a ball.
1 large sweet potato, shredded
1 tbsp canola oil
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
1/2 tsp dried thyme
4 large eggs
5-6 pieces of your favorite bacon
1 tbsp real maple syrup
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover a cookie sheet in a piece of parchment paper. Roll biscuit dough out in a circle until it is about 1/4 in. thick. Set aside.
Heat canola oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Add shredded sweet potato and season with salt, pepper, rosemary & thyme. Fry in the oil for about 5 minutes, moving the potatoes every so often.
Meanwhile, microwave bacon for 1 minute between 2 paper towels to begin the cooking process. Remove from microwave and brush with maple syrup. Chop bacon into large, yet bite sized pieces. Set aside.
Once sweet potatoes are begin to soften (about 5 minutes) remove from heat and set aside.
Place biscuit in the oven and bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and reduce temp to 350.
Cover biscuit dough in sweet potatoes. Crack each egg separately into a small bowl or ramekin, then pour (more like a slide) over the pizza, taking care not to break the yoke. (It's ok if you do though, they will just cook harder!). Dot the pizza with pieces of bacon.
Return the pizza to the oven once the temperature has reduced. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the whites of the eggs are no longer runny.
|Crumb-like texture, goopy yogurt.|
|Holy artery clogging...|
|Looks a little less than appetizing here..|
|Much more like it!|