Bacon & Egg Pizza

Welcome to the first bacon recipe on The Bacon Harvest! If you know Ian and me, you’ll know that we love bacon. And the idea is that there will be a whole harvest of bacon recipes on here one day!

This Bacon & Egg Pizza recipe stems from the good old days. Ian used to regularly visit Pedro’s Pizza in Epping, and this pizza was his favourite. It’s simple; bacon, egg and cheese on a satay sauce base.

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Pizza is such an easy dinner and a real hit in our house (and with company!). Although we eat take away pizza, we especially love home-made pizza. If you haven’t made your own pizza dough before then this recipe is definitely the place to start.

Pizzas at Wedding

We even had a pizza oven catering for our wedding!

Keep your eyes peeled for more posts on bacon recipes in the future. What’s your favourite recipe with bacon?

Bacon & Egg Pizza

I reckon this pizza tastes the best with a satay base, but if you’re not a fan, then go ahead and use tomato or BBQ. And you can use store bought pizza bases, or follow the recipe below for fresh pizza dough!

Satay Pizza

Ingredients

Makes: 2 pizzas

Toppings

  • 8 slice of short cut bacon, diced
  • 4 eggs
  • Freshly grated cheese
  • Satay sauce (we use the Masterfood’s Satay Marinade)
  • 2 pizza bases (if not using dough)

Dough

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried/instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2.5 cups flour (you might need a little more or a little less dough depending on how sticky the dough is)

Directions

  1. Prepare the store-bought pizza bases, or make the pizza dough as per the directions below.
  2. In a large bowl or in the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, mix the water, honey, oil, yeast and salt. Add the flour gradually until a soft dough forms and pulls away from the sides of the bowl. The exact flour amount will vary, so go by the touch and feel of the dough versus the exact cup measurements in the recipe. The dough should be soft and smooth (not leaving a residue on your fingers but not super stiff, either).
  3. Knead the dough for 2-3 minutes (more like 5-6 minutes if kneading by hand or if using whole wheat flour). Let the dough rest, covered, for 10 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 260oC or the highest temperature your oven can go. Place a pizza tray/baking tray/pizza stone on the lowest rack to heat up. If it’s a tray, turn it upside down so the pizza is easy to slide on and off.
  5. Cook the diced bacon for a few minutes in a frypan.
  6. Shape the dough into 2, rolling the bases as flat as you can. Place the pizza bases on baking paper so it’s easy to slide onto the pre-heated tray in the oven.
  7. Spread about 2 tablespoons of satay sauce onto each pizza base. Divide the bacon evenly, and crack two eggs on top of each pizza base. Sprinkle on the cheese.
  8. Cook for 10 minutes.

Recipe Source:  Dough is based on this recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe, with toppings inspired by Pedro’s!

 

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