Now, who doesn’t like a pizza? But pizza for breakfast? Sounds like the perfect start to any day, right? I’m so glad we’re unanimously agreeing on this.😋
Well, according to my two lovely munchkins this qualifies for the food that any breakfast should be like in an ideal world, and would always get a yes for an answer if asked, full stop.😊
Truthfully it really is for me too when they want pizza for breakfast as it’s the easiest one to make. I love impromptu improvised breakfasts like this any day.
The day starts with house smelling absolutely delicious. Mmmm, I’m hungry now as I write and think of it.
This pizza it’s nothing fancy really and… it’s always the best way to throw in some veggies for the younger ones.
Even the fussiest little ones will never even notice or dare to say no to.
I always called it ‘the hidden gems’ pizza since the kids were small. They always looked for those ‘gems’ and still searching 😂 but were never lucky to find a real gem in yet.
This was one of the tricks to make them eat the veggies. Never told them the veggies were the actual ‘gems’ they had to eat the pizza as it was, no choosing, no picking if they wanted more chances to find the treasured gems.
The ‘gems’ are always changing accordingly, depending on whatever fridge has to offer.
Kids are funny entities when it comes to eating especially nowadays. I am a strong believer that ultimately, it is all down to a lot of patience, consistency and example that will take up good eating habits.
I will talk about this another time, the bottom line is that parenthood is not easy at all but it is hugely rewarding.
I’m going to get to this special tomato sauce now…
The tomato sauce is the key here…
I always make this in advance and it’s what is always different. The tomato sauce it’s pretty much what’s making this breakfast pizza even more enciting.
It’s funny how the gems grew with age as went from being invisible to large chunks now. Kids are having fun now when they think back and remember the story of the hidden gems. They are grateful for it as these are the ‘fun games’ that brought them into having all veggies out there. No fuss.
Vegetables to juggle with :
• Onions ( cut into chunks or super fine)
• Spring onions /scallions
• Peppers (best to use roast ones)
• Courgettes (grated)
• Aubergines (cut into very small cubes)
• Cauliflower (made into a nice rice size bites)
• Broccoli (made into rice size same as cauliflower)
• Green beans (cut into small, small slices)
Toppings to juggle with:
• Artichoke hearts (jarred)
• Cheese cubes
• Mini mozzarella balls
• Canned sardines
• Sliced sausages
• Sausage mini meatballs
Great stuff! Let’s get that oven on and put those pretty pizza slices in as soon as. Yumm!
Quick breakfast Pizza slices with quail eggs and tomato sauce
For the tomato sauce :
- 1 onion grated or cut into chunks
- 1 pepper I love using roasted ones
- 1 celery stick grated or chopped
- 1 can chopped tomato
- 200 ml tomato sauce pasatta
- 1 tsp tomato paste
- 1 clove garlic crushed and chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp sweet soy sauce
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp thyme dry or fresh
For the topping :
- 16 quail eggs
- 24 black olives
- 5-6 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
- Red chilli optional
- Black pepper to taste
- Place a pan on medium fire, add the olive oil, chopped or grated onions, crushed and finely chopped garlic, pepper, celery, salt and pepper. Sauté these for a good 10 min stirring occasionally and adding a drizzle of water every now and again as required.
- When the vegetables are soft, add the tomato sauce, chopped tomatoes and the tomato paste, Worcestershire source and the sweet soy sauce and the thyme. Cook uncovered for 15 min on low fire from the boiling point. It needs to be boiled down with no running juices. Once ready set aside and allow to cool.
- Preheat the oven at 180°C or 350°F and line a baking tray with parchment.
- Toast 8 slices bread and top with a spoonful or two of the tomato sauce.
- Form 2 wells in the tomato sauce and break the quail eggs into those wells. Add 2-3 olives grind some pepper to taste.
- Place these in the oven for 5-8 min till the quail eggs are done to how you want those done, soft or very well done.
- When ready, take out of the oven sprinkle the parsley over some red chillies if you choose to use and serve while nice and hot. This can also be enjoyed cold later on.
This tomato sauce can be made in larger quantity and jarred while hot in sterilised jars.
Pop open and use as needed keep refrigerated after opening if not fully used. I always make 3-4 jars and these last for quite some time if not used for other dishes like any quick pasta or added to some cooked chicken and served on rice or with potatoes. I will leave it for you to create new dishes and venture.