It’s a Pizza Pie!

When I saw Bake at 350‘s announcement for the Flavor of the Month blogging event, I knew I wanted to participate. It has been a while since I participated in a blogging event.

I’m not much of a pie person myself, so I was trying to think of other non-pie foods that have the word pie in them. I decided on a whim that I’d make a pizza for the event. Now I’ve never called a pizza a pie myself, but I know it’s been done. So I’m counting it (hope that’s ok with Bridget of Baker at 350).

I even cheated on the dough. I have to admit, while I’ve been tackling my fear of yeast over the past year or so, homemade pizza dough just hasn’t happened at our house yet. I used store bought dough *gasp* and decided to make my pizza into a breakfast pizza. Eggs seem to be the latest trend in condiments lately. I’ve seen them pop up as a topping on burgers, sandwiches and pretty much anything else. So I thought I’d give it a shot and make a breakfast pizza.

I just used what I had in the house to make my pizza. I went with goat cheese, fresh tomato, bacon, and egg. Then I sprinkled some freshly ground pepper, Kosher salt, and Parsley on top when it came out of the oven.

Can I just say I don’t know why I didn’t try this before. This is seriously AMAZING. I wanted to eat the whole pizza in one sitting. I baked mine a little long so the eggs would completely set up. I don’t like runny eggs. I know when I make this again (most likely this weekend), Hubby will want it with runny eggs. So we’ll see how that turns out. Whether you like runny eggs or not, you have to make this as soon as possible.

Breakfast pizza – from ME! – serves 4
pizza dough – I used an 8″ Mini Boboli Crust
1 fresh tomato, seeded and diced
3 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
2 Tbsp goat cheese
3 eggs
salt and pepper

Heat oven to 450 (this is what the pizza dough instructions said). Mix the diced tomato and goat cheese in a bowl to combine. Spread onto pizza dough, leaving holes for where your eggs will go. Sprinkle bacon over entire pizza. Bake in oven for about 5 minutes or until dough is mostly cooked.

Crack eggs over pizza. I used one of my new round cookie cutters (thanks Dad!) to crack the egg into. The egg white still spread all over, but I think it helped keep the yolk where I wanted it. Cook for another 5-10 minutes depending on how done you want your eggs (I cooked mine 9 minutes more).

Take the pizza out before the eggs are completely set. They will still be jiggly when you take the pizza out. Make a foil tent over the pizza and let set for about 5-10 more minutes. The egg will continue to cook.

Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper, Kosher salt, and fresh parsley. Enjoy!

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8 Responses to “Great American Taste Test – KFC biscuits”

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    Stephanie Wagner — September 15, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Looks like these turned out great! I’m surprised they didn’t call for brushing some egg on top of the biscuits before cooking, that might get that top a little crispier…I totally want to make some of these Saturday morning.

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    Katy ~ — September 16, 2009 at 8:26 am

    These look very good to me. I have a favorite biscuit recipe, but want to give these a try because of the buttermilk.

    Have been following your blog for a while. Nice blog!

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    Jen — September 16, 2009 at 11:50 am

    I agree Steph. Or maybe just melted butter to give it the color.

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    tom — September 16, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    If you want to compare even more recipes from many of the popular sites, take a look at Just search for “buttermilk biscuits” and you’ll see all the ingredients nicely laid out in a table with a link to jump directly to each recipe.

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    Food Lady — March 14, 2013 at 2:07 am

    I worked at a KFC in the mid-90s. I had privy to the ingredients lists and methods. The biscuits came frozen and had egg in the dough. We brushed the tops after baking with butter-flavored oil that is commonly used in the restaurant industry. I remember thinking that the egg was unusual; I hadn’t seen many biscuit recipes calling for egg, and I have been baking since I was 8.

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    Dawn — April 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm does not list eggs in their food allergy listing for the biscuits, just an fyi

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    Michelle — April 14, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    I, too, worked at a KFC when I was a teenager. The biscuits were not frozen. It was a bag mix and we mixed it with a large tub of shortening. Then mixed, rolled, cut and baked. We topped with a “liquid butter” substance fresh from the oven. They may make them frozen now, but they didn’t in the early 90’s.

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    Michelle — April 14, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Oh, and there are NO eggs in the mix. Otherwise, it would be a cake, not a biscuit. That is common baking “science”.

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