Wood Stone Recipes - Breakfast
Apple and Vanilla Custard Breakfast Pizza
This pizza often graces our breakfast table, but could easily be served as a dessert pizza. If you're preparing ingredients for this pizza in advance, soak the apple slices in water with lemon to prevent browning.
At first blush, this pizza recipe seemed a bit exotic for morning fare, but we've found an appreciative audience in this sophisticated slant on the idea of pizza for breakfast. The ingredients are the stuff of classic breakfasts--eggs, bacon, bread--it's only in their preparation where things get interesting. When we make this recipe in the test kitchen, we like to dress it up by drizzling a bit of hollandaise sauce over the eggs after the pizza comes out of the oven.
According to culinary lore, this Scottish quick bread earned its name from the Stone of Destiny (or Scone), the place where Scottish kings were once crowned.
Sometimes called a German pancake, the dutch baby is like a dynamic marriage between a soufflé and a crepethe batter transforms dramatically in the oven, forming a tall, golden crown around the edges, while the center remains relatively flat.
Italian Sweet Bread
This traditional Tuscan sweet bread unites braised grapes and blue cheese, a marriage of sweet tang and a savory creaminess. When dimpling the stretched dough with your fingers, its good to be a bit aggressive--this allows you to de-gas part of the dough while preserving the gas in the non-dimpled sections, and prevents the dough from puffing into a pita.
Roasted Potatoes O'Brian
This savory potato side dish is an excellent accompaniment to any of our breakfast entrees.
Salmon Breakfast Pizza with Caper Dill Cream Cheese
Wood Stone's Pacific Northwest location affords us what we believe to be the finest salmon in the world. Ours comes from the ecologically sound reefnet practices of Lummi Island Wild. High quality salmon is essential to the flavor of this pizza--if it isn't available in your region, try substituting the fresh salmon for smoked lox.
Zucchini and Basil Frittata
This dish has quickly become part of our standard breakfast repertoire. It embodies everything we love about a breakfast dish--quick, versatile, and delicious--just the thing for a morning meal. Think of this frittata as a template; you can substitute or add cheeses, meats, and vegetables as you see fit. Nearly any combination of these ingredients produces fantastic results.