It was a quiet morning. Everyone was still asleep and I had the kitchen to myself. It had been cleaned the night before so it was especially welcoming. I opened the refrigerator and saw…..almost nothing. We were out of food but I didn’t want to put on clothes and run to the store. No, not for breakfast. So, I decided to do what most people probably do all the time–(I know my sister in law Cathy is a pro at this)–make something out of what we had around.
Usually, I have a recipe idea in my brain, and I will run off to the store to buy all the things I need, plus more. Kind of like “The Little Red Hen Makes A Pizza”, but she lives in a city so her options are more interesting.
This time I was taking on the challenge.
The challenge: Cook breakfast for the family using only the ingredients we have on hand.
The result: Chorizo and Eggs Breakfast Pizza
Luckily, I had a tube of Pillsbury Refrigerated Pizza Dough on hand, which made the pizza crust a cinch. Once you open the roll, the dough is organized inside the tube in such a way that you don’t have to use a rolling pin. You just gently peel back the layers and spread it out on the pan. And, though I normally try to make my own pizza dough—sometimes, it is nice to have something quick on hand. Not only do you save money by eating in….you get to add your own personal touches. Ya know?
I had also never tried to bake eggs before but it worked out perfectly. I only had two eggs laying around though, so if you make this I would suggest using about 4 eggs for more even coverage.
The kids, who are olive and tomato averse, loved this. I think they really loved the crust which was a bit more butter-y than my normal crust.
Try it! I’d love to hear your thoughts….
Soy Chorizo and Eggs Breakfast Pizza
- 175g self-raising flour
- 50g margarine
- 50g caster sugar
- 2 Medium eggs
- 4 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 200g chocolate
- sugar (a sprinkling for a crunchy top)
|1.||Place the flour and caster sugar into a bowl and create a well in the middle for the other ingredients. |
Mix the eggs, vanilla extract, milk and margarine and then pour it into the bowl with the dry ingredients.
Mix well until it is lump free and then break the chocolate into small pieces and add them.
|2.||Pour the muffin mixture into a muffin tin filling each mould up to two thirds full. |
Place a block of chocolate into the middle of each muffin. Then sprinkle some sugar over the top of each.
|3.||Cook for around 20 minutes in a preheated oven at 200ºC / 390ºF / gas mark 5. After 18 minutes or so check to see if they are cooked enough. |
Insert a knife into one of the muffins and if no mixture is on the knife then they are cooked!
Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before eating.