I’m probably one of the luckiest people in the world. A dear friend also happens to be my hairdresser. Not only do I get the benefit of enjoying fabulous cocktails and great conversation when I get my hair done, she pretty much rocks hair color and does a slammin’ cut.
In the chair we gab about everything from kids, to books, and most certainly recipes. The last time she gave me the great tip about a breakfast pizza that her young boys have been gobbling up in the morning. I couldn’t wait to add some of my touches and give it a try.
First you start with a store bought pizza crust. You can make homemade but why make this difficult. We’re working moms, remember? Roll out the dough to a pretty thin crust. Brush the dough with melted butter, sprinkle with a tablespoon or two of sugar, and shake over some cinnamon. Bake the crust to directions. Let it cool for a few minutes when it comes out.
While you’re waiting, throw four ounces of room temperature cream cheese into your mixer. Mix that around for a minute before adding a cup of powdered sugar. Now I do this by sight and taste because we all like different sweetness. I wanted the frosting to be easy to pipe so thin it out with heavy whipping cream. I keep adding and beating until it was a pretty soft frosting. Soft enough to put in a piping bag, cut off the end with a scissor snip, and pipe this out.
Take any berries you have in your fridge for the toppings. I sliced my strawberries to give it a faux pepperoni look. Don’t overly fuss about looks. It gets pretty mangled when you cut it anyways. The kids will never notice.
Now why let any frosting go to waste? Pipe more on. The more the merrier! To give a little crunch I added some coconut chips from Trader Joes. (This was the secret touch supplied by my friend.) It did give it that little sweet crunch.
And voila! You have a great breakfast treat no one can resist. I tested this on my children who loved it, even though they picked off the blueberries. I brought a white and a wheat crust version to my work. There was a general rave consensus.
Go ahead. Have a slice for breakfast.