Recipe: Breakfast Bread
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This bread is a classic combination of flavors packed in a slightly more utilitarian form and is perfect for any meal of the day or as an appetizer before dinner. You could certainly expand on the ingredients here — asparagus, mushrooms, and tomatoes would all work quite well. For transport, cut the bread into squares or simply bring along the pan.
1 ¼ teaspoon active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
2/3 cup warm water (105 degrees F)
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
1 tablespoon milk powder
1 ½ teaspoons salt, plus extra for seasoning
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for the bowl and drizzling
4 strips bacon
4 to 6 large eggs
Freshly ground black pepper
¼ red onion, chopped into large pieces
1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
Leaves from 3 sprigs fresh thyme
½ bunch fresh chives, chopped, for garnish
Combine the yeast, sugar, and warm water in a small bowl, and set aside in a warm place for 5 minutes, until bubbles form.
Combine the flour, milk powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add the yeast mixture and the olive oil. Knead in the bowl for 5 minutes. Transfer to an oiled bowl, cover, and allow to rest in a warm place for 1 to 1 ½ hours, until the dough has doubled in size.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a 9 x 12-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat, add the bacon, and cook for about 1 minute on each side, until partially cooked. Set aside.
Roll the dough out on a floured surface and then transfer it to the prepared baking dish, stretching it to fit into the corners. Make four to size indentations in the dough, and crack an egg into each one. Season each egg with salt and pepper to taste. Arrange the onion pieces and bacon strips over the bread. Sprinkle with cheese and thyme leaves.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the top is golden brown, the bacon is crisp, and the egg whites are set. Top with the chives.
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