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!
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.
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.
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
- 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
- Heat oven to 500F.
- 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.)
- Take your dough ball and cut it in half or thirds rolling one at a time into a circle.
- 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.
- You can also shape the heart by hand, just take your time doing it.
- Place the heart shaped dough onto the prepared baking sheet, prick it in a few places with a fork.
- 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.
- Add the sauce, leaving a little edge bare all around, scatter the cheese around and fresh basil leaves.
- In a separate little bowl crack your egg so as not to break the yolk.
- Gently pour the egg onto the pizza.
- Pop the pizza into the oven and finish cooking until crust is golden and egg is set.
- Time will vary depending on how thick your dough is rolled out.
- Mine was fairly thin and took ten minutes total, 5 minutes on bottom rack and another five on top rack.
- Add more fresh basil and serve immediately.