Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Egg, Prosciutto and Cheddar Breakfast Bread











I love breakfast. I could eat it all day... and often do.



Egg, Prosciutto and Cheddar Breakfast Bread 
adapted from Donna Hay
Serves 4

11/4 teaspoons dry yeast
1 teaspoon caster sugar
160ml warm water (40 - 43 C)
225g "00" flour or baker's flour
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
4 eggs
8 slices prosciutto
250g cherry tomatoes
100g cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon chilli flakes
1/3 cup basil leaves, torn

Preheat the oven to 220 C. Line a 20cm x 23cm (or there-abouts) deep-sided baking pan with baking paper. Set aside.

Place the yeast, sugar and water in the bowl of an electric mixer and set aside for about 5 minutes until it becomes frothy.

Sift the flour, salt and add it to the yeast mixture along with the olive oil. Attach the dough hook to the mixer and mix on low speed for about 5 minutes. The dough should be smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a lightly oil bowl and cover. Leave in a warm place for 15 - 20 minutes.

Lightly flour a work surface and roll the dough out so that it fits the prepared pan. Put the dough into the pan and push it out to the edges to make sure it covers the base.

Crack the eggs onto the dough and top with the prosciutto and tomatoes. Sprinkle with cheese, chilli flakes and basil. drizzle with olive oil and bake for 13 - 15 minutes or until golden.


20 comments:

  1. I want to swan dive into that melted cheese and not come up for air until I have devoured the whole thing! I love breakfast all day tooo, and this looks like a perfect breakfast for dinner option...

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    1. Breakfast for dinner - my favourite meal.

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  2. This looks like the perfect breakfast, so unbelievably good!

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    1. Thanks so much. It's the definition of a Big Breakfast :)

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  3. That's my kind of breakfast!!! All in one and delicious..love it :)

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  4. Looks like a pizza, and so awesomely indulgent!

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    1. It's pretty much a breakfast pizza. Thanks.

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  5. Just popped by to let you know you,ve been featured today over at Carole's Chatter. Cheers

    PS your bread looks fab!

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    1. We just kept "neatening up the edges" until it was all gone.

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  7. Breakfast is my favorite so this is something that I could eat anytime of the day as well. Looks amazing!

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    1. Thank you. All day breakfast is music to my stomach.

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  8. Yeeeeeeee! The breakfast bread! This will be my breakfast as soon as I have less than ten minutes to get my ass out of the house. Which means, Saturday. Yes indeed, the bread and I shall become acquainted! x

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    1. Ha ha Laura. Do it on Saturday when you have enough time to really enjoy the baking, smelling and eating of it... porridge is for weekdays.

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