Pizza alla Bismarck is an unusual pizza, which is growing in popularity. So, what is pizza alla Bismarck? This pizza has an egg cracked over it so the egg fries on top of the pizza and comes out sunny-side-up. There are different types of pizza alla Bismarck because fried egg goes well with so many different ingredients. You might like to add chicken, ham, or sausage or keep things vegetarian by using your favorite vegetables instead.
The following pizza alla Bismarck is topped with mushrooms and three kinds of cheese. The pizzas are made individually but if you want to make larger pizzas that is also fine. It is up to you how many eggs you use if you are making one large one. Everybody will want some egg on their piece of pizza, which is why it is probably simpler just to make the individual ones.
The fried egg on top of this pizza is really popular in Australia and in some other countries too. You can fry the egg separately and transfer it to the cooked pizza using a slotted spoon rather than cook it on the pizza if you want to.
Easy Crust and Tasty Toppings
The crust for this pizza is homemade, and it is really simple to prepare. You just need to mix yeast, water, honey, oil, flour and salt. Mix these ingredients well and you will end up with a pliable dough which you can knead and then allow to rise. Shape crusts and cook them on a hot barbeque and then you are ready to add your toppings. Goat cheese, fontina and mozzarella go very nicely together on top of this pizza, and the flavors contrast well. Goat cheese will soften and melt a little while mozzarella and fontina melt completely, so you can enjoy the different textures.
Add the mushrooms and onion and then you can crack an egg on top of each pizza. The egg will take as long to cook as the toppings take to warm through and the cheese takes to melt, so you can be assured your pizza will be cooked evenly. All the same, it pays to keep an eye on it because you do not want it to overcook. You will love what happens when the cheese melts and the egg cooks because the resulting pizza is going to offer so much in terms of flavor as well as contrasting textures, and the egg also adds to its visual appeal.
Serving This Tempting Dish
Serve this just as it is or with some salad on the side to complement the pizza. This is already a colorful dish but adding a green salad adds a splash of green to the other colors in this dish, and nobody will be able to resist this mouthwatering meal.
Nobody in Australia or New Zealand would be surprised by a fried egg topped pizza, although this is not a classic Italian recipe and many people have never tried such a dish. This makes a lovely dinner and the barbeque adds a smoky accent to the flavor which works spectacularly well.
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 ¼ cups warm water
- 2 teaspoons salt
- ½ cup plus 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 2 packages dry yeast
- ½ lb sliced goat cheese
- 1 lb shredded mozzarella
- 1 thinly sliced red onion
- ½ lb grated Italian Fontina cheese
- 4 thinly sliced mushrooms
- 6 small eggs
- Cornmeal, as needed
- Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
- Combine the yeast, water, honey, and 3 tablespoons of the olive oil in an electric mixer bowl.
- Add 3 cups of the flour and the salt and mix, using a dough hook.
- Add enough of the remaining flour to form a soft dough.
- Knead the dough on a low speed until it is smooth, sprinkling in more flour if necessary.
- This will take about 10 minutes.
- Knead the dough by hand on a floured board until it is elastic and smooth.
- Put it in a greased bowl and turn it a few times to cover it in oil.
- Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and let it sit at room temperature for half an hour.
- Divide it into 6 pieces and roll each one into a ball. Put the balls on a baking sheet.
- Cover them with a damp kitchen towel. Let the balls sit for 10 minutes.
- You can use them now or refrigerate them for up to 4 hours.
- If you chill it, take it out of the refrigerator half an hour before proceeding with the recipe, to let it reach room temperature.
- Sprinkle cornmeal over 3 baking sheets.
- Stretch each ball into an 8 inch disk and put 2 on each baking sheet.
- Cook the pizzas on 1 side for 1 minute, on a hot grill.
- Turn them over and brush the remaining olive oil over them.
- Add the goat cheese, Fontina, mozzarella, mushrooms, and red onion.
- Crack an egg on to each pizza and drizzle a couple of drops of olive oil over the top.
- Put the grill lid down and cook for 4 minutes or until the toppings are done and the eggs are set.
If you have never had an egg on your pizza before, you might find this quite an unusual pizza recipe. However, egg-topped pizzas are quite popular in places like Australia and New Zealand. The combination of fried egg and mushrooms makes this pizza a great brunch or, if you are feeling adventurous, breakfast. If you are looking for a change from the pepperoni pizza recipes and ham pizzas you normally make, why not make this mushroom, egg and three cheese pizza? Everybody is sure to enjoy it.
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