Breakfast pizza

Breakfast pizza

  • serves 8
  • A little effort

Pizza for breakfast? Yes, please. This recipe is really easy to follow and has all the ingredients you’d expect for breakfast. It’s also the ultimate hangover cure…


  • fast-action yeast 7g sachet
  • golden caster sugar 1/2 tsp
  • olive oil 50ml
  • strong white flour 500g, plus extra for dusting
  • fine salt 1 tsp
  • olive oil
  • garlic 1 clove, crushed
  • cherry tomatoes 400g tin
  • bay leaf 1
  • chilli flakes a pinch
  • Worcestershire sauce a splash
  • soft light brown sugar r 1 tbsp
  • red wine vinegar 50ml
  • smoked paprika a pinch
  • button or field mushrooms a handful, chopped
  • butter
  • herby sausages 2
  • smoked streaky bacon 4 rashers, cooked 
  • black pudding 100g, crumbled or cubed
  • cheddar a small handful of grated
  • mozzarella 1 ball, torn
  • quail’s eggs 8
  • hot sauce to serve (optional)


  • Step 1

    For the dough, mix the yeast with the sugar, oil and 300ml warm water, then leave for 5 minutes until foamy. Put the flour and salt in a bowl. Mix in the liquid and work into a dough. On a lightly floured work surface, knead for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic. Cover the bowl with clingfilm and leave for 1 hour or until doubled in size (you can leave it in the fridge to prove overnight if you want to do this the day before).

  • Step 2

    To make the sauce, heat a drizzle of oil in a frying pan, and fry the garlic for a minute. Add the cherry tomatoes, bay leaf and chilli flakes and simmer for 10-15 minutes, until the tomatoes have broken down and the sauce has thickened. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for a further 5-10 minutes until it makes a thick sauce. Remove the bay leaf, season with salt and pepper and add a pinch more sugar or more vinegar, if you like, to make a tangy sauce. Cool.

  • Step 3

    Cook the mushrooms in a knob of butter until soft and all the water given off has evaporated. Season and leave to cool.

  • Step 4

    Heat the oven to 240C/fan 220C/gas 9. On a lightly floured work surface, give the dough another quick knead then roll into a large pizza shape and transfer to an oiled baking sheet. If you don’t have a baking sheet big enough, divide the dough in half and make 2 pizzas on 2 oiled baking tr

  • Step 5

    Spread a thin layer of sauce over the pizza base – not too much or it’ll be soggy (freeze any that’s leftover for more pizzas). Pinch nuggets of meat from the sausage skins, dotting them over the pizza, then add the bacon, black pudding and cooked mushrooms. Scatter over the cheddar and mozzarella. Bake for 12-15 minutes until the dough is puffed and golden, the bacon crisp and the sausage pieces are cooked through. Crack over the quail’s eggs over the pizza and bake again for 2-3 minutes until the whites are set and the bacon and sausage are crisp. Serve with hot sauce.

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