Brunch is an ideal meal for informal holiday-season entertaining. The centerpiece of this menu is inspired by the French salad frisée aux lardons, in which crisp greens, soft poached eggs, and bacon mingle deliciously with cracked black pepper. Turning this elegant dish into a thin flatbread pizza makes it a little more casual, substantial, and easy to serve ― important considerations for morning entertaining.
Make the dough the night before, assemble the flatbreads before the guests arrive, and bake them just before you’re ready to eat. Serve with ripe pears and fresh dates topped with tangy vanilla-orange yogurt.