Heart Shaped Pizza with Egg for Valentine’s Day Breakfast

heart pizza with egg

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so here’s an idea to turn a regular breakfast into something special, serve your special someone a heart shaped pizza with an egg on top!

A simple margherita pizza consisting of tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil is a nice backdrop for the egg  and it tastes super delicious when the cooked yolk oozes out all over the heart shaped pizza.heart pizza with egg

Of course pizza is a blank canvas so feel free to put any of your favorite toppings on, but since this is for a special breakfast I made the egg the focal ingredient as well as the heart shape.heart pizza

You can shape the pizza dough into a heart shape many ways, I usually just take my time and shape it by hand, but this time I tried something different.

I rolled the dough out into a circle, folded it in half, then took a pizza cutter, sliced the V in the center along the crease and did a little trimming around the top to shape it.heart pizza dough

When the shaping is finished, place the dough onto a baking sheet and pull the bottom down slightly into point. I always pre-cook the dough for a few minutes so the shape gets set, then I’ll put the toppings on and stick it back into the oven to finish.heart pizza with egg

A few minutes later you’ll have a perfectly cooked egg with the yolk ready to break open and mingle together with the sauce and cheese.heart pizza with egg

Serve some mimosa’s with this and you’ll have a wonderful, thoughtful Valentine’s Day breakfast or brunch for your special someone, if you’re making it for kids of course omit the booze!heart pizza with egg

Here’s a link to another version I made some years ago using ham, spinach and cheese, equally delicious and fun to serve on Valentine’s Day, or any day you just want to show some love to someone.

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Heart Shaped Pizza with Egg for Valentine's Day
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 ball of pizza dough, store bought or homemade cut in half or thirds to make smaller, individual size pizza's, room temp for easy rolling..
  • pizza sauce
  • mozzarella, fresh or shredded
  • 1 egg per pizza
  • fresh basil
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 500F.
  2. grease a baking sheet with olive oil and a dusting of polenta or cornmeal. Note: (If making 2 pizza's and you can't fit both on 1 baking sheet use 2 baking sheets.)
  3. Take your dough ball and cut it in half or thirds rolling one at a time into a circle.
  4. When circle is formed fold dough in half and with a pizza cutter cut the v shape and trim out the top of the heart, then open the dough and you should see a perfectly formed heart, then pull the bottom into a point.
  5. You can also shape the heart by hand, just take your time doing it.
  6. Place the heart shaped dough onto the prepared baking sheet, prick it in a few places with a fork.
  7. Put it into the hot oven for 3 minutes, then remove it, if the dough bubbled up no problem, just prick it so it settles down.
  8. Add the sauce, leaving a little edge bare all around, scatter the cheese around and fresh basil leaves.
  9. In a separate little bowl crack your egg so as not to break the yolk.
  10. Gently pour the egg onto the pizza.
  11. Pop the pizza into the oven and finish cooking until crust is golden and egg is set.
  12. Time will vary depending on how thick your dough is rolled out.
  13. Mine was fairly thin and took ten minutes total, 5 minutes on bottom rack and another five on top rack.
  14. Add more fresh basil and serve immediately.

 

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Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, wouldn’t this be cute to serve for breakfast? It’s so easy to do you’ll have it plated in no time!
I got the heart idea from Martha, the directions are here. I used good quality multigrain bread from a bakery and I sprinkled my eggs with a dry tuscan herb mix that I have, plus salt and pepper, along side it is applewood smoked bacon, our favorite!
They remind me of “Moonstruck Eggs” which I adore and make on special occasions, I did a post on them here.
And for you chocolate lovers out there, these triple chocolate scones are to die for, I only made them twice, they’re too dangerous to keep around!
Dutch-processed cocoa powder added to the dough along with white and dark chocolate chunks, need I say more?
Here’s the recipe!

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Mini Cracked Egg Pizza

You know the old saying, ” Don’t knock it until you try it”, well all I can say is this, if you haven’t eaten a pizza with a cooked egg on top, you’re missing out! I know it may sound a little weird, but believe me it’s amazing!
Crunchy dough and savory tomatoes anchor one perfectly cracked organic egg along with toppings of smoked ham, fresh spinach, green onions and mozzarella cheese. A complete breakfast all in one, and because they’re mini, you can tailor the toppings to every one’s individual likings.

Wouldn’t this be great to serve to your special Valentine on Sunday morning? You still have time. You can make your own homemade dough or pick up some up from your favorite store or pizza place.
Before you begin though, make sure your dough is at room temperature. Get your oven nice and hot, at least 500F. Rub olive oil on your baking sheet and dust with polenta or cornmeal.
For the heart, take your time and shape it by hand, remember these are mini’s, but make sure you have enough room for the egg white to travel once it’s placed on top.
I like to precook my dough for 5 minutes before anything goes on top, this will also set the shape of the heart or any other shape for that matter.
Crack your egg into a small bowl before it goes on the pizza, you’ll have more control, then add whatever toppings you like. Bake until dough is crispy and eggs are cooked through. Now don’t you want to just stick your fork in that yoke and let it all ooze out?
Happy V-Day, and Buon Appetito!
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