Breakfast is probably my favorite meal of the day, I mean, unless it’s a quick grab a granola bar on the way out or have a boring bowl of cereal type of day. We’ve been making big breakfasts at home extremely often thanks to our flexible schedule, I work from home, Aliceana is homeschooled and AJ’s job often doesn’t require him to leave the house before 9 or 10. We’ve been having breakfast at home so often that we now buy our eggs in bulk at Costco (that’s a lot of eggs for a family of 3.) One of our favorite breakfasts is a simple English breakfast, I think we watch too much BBC, but now baked beans have made it on our breakfast plates, and oh, it is awesome.
I was craving something different though, breakfast biscuit sandwiches. Honestly I wanted a breakfast biscuit so bad that I was going to settle for one from McDonald’s, but then it dawned on me that I’m actually good at making my own from scratch biscuits. Plus, I have a husband that’s pretty darn good at frying eggs and all the other breakfast stuff that men inherit (breakfast is the one meal I am terrible at cooking, what’s with that?)
So I started baking before 6:00 AM, coffee in hand.
I put all the dry ingredients in a bowl, and cut in the butter. If you ever think you’ll make homemade four ingredient flaky pie crust or biscuits, (affiliate link) buy a dough cutter, less than 10 bucks and it helps you make perfect dough.
Instead of hand cut circle biscuits (which means I dirty a drinking glass, because I don’t have circle cutters for biscuits even though I make them all the time.) I made kind of a loaf of biscuits as rectangular as I could with my hands and a rolling pin and cut it into 6 mismatched pieces since my rectangle looked a little Frankenstein-ish. Alas, those 6 mismatched pieces made enough for breakfast sandwiches 2 days in a row. Plus, they look super rustic, and Pinterest ready, right?
We stuff our sandwiches with a fried egg, sausage or bacon, and a bit of cheese (I’ve been using shredded because I keep forgetting to buy sliced cheese, don’t tell any of my fellow Wisconsites that.)
These are crumbly and amazing, the perfect texture for a breakfast sandwich. Unfortunately, breakfast sandwiches don’t photograph well, so you’ll have to take my word for it. See, it’s a sea of beige blah, the worst enemy of a blogger, but so so tasty for a little bit of work.
Here’s the recipe!
|Homemade Biscuit recipe for breakfast sandwiches|| |
- 2 cups white whole-wheat flour
- 1 Tablespoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon cane sugar
- ⅓ cup cold butter
- 1 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 425*.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in the shortening with a dough cutter until mixture resembles coarse meal.
- Gradually stir in milk until dough is formed.
- Turn onto a floured surface and lightly knead about 10 times.
- Using a rolling pin and your hands to form the dough into a rectangle, use a knife to cut into 6 pieces.
- Place on a baking sheet and bake for about 13-15 minutes.
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