Monday, October 18, 2010

Biscuit Breakfast Pizza

On a random Saturday night, my husband professed: "I think I want something 'different' for breakfast tomorrow" hmmmmm. I went recipe searching. The only issue was I wanted to have everything on hand (I despise late-night grocery store runs!) and my husband was vetoing recipe ideas left and right.

I even posted it on Creatively Domestic's Facebook page, and got some great ideas from some readers out there. (Thanks Natalie and Erin!)

Has anyone realized how many breakfast recipes involve crescent rolls? It surprised me that so many recipe had them, and since I didn't have any on hand, I thought some biscuit dough could substitute for them pretty well. I did look up a homemade crescent roll recipe, but I was NOT in the mood to do all that. Here's what I came up with:

Biscuit Breakfast Pizza

Biscuit crust:
2 cups all- purpose flour 

1 tablespoon sugar

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup shortening
 or butter
3/4 cup milk

1/2 pound sausage, browned and crumbled
4 eggs, scrambled (I used EggBeaters)
1 cup diced cooked potatoes or frozen hash browns, thawed
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Sprinkle of parsley, for color (optional)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees
For biscuit crust, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Cut in shortening or butter using pastry blender or crisscrossing 2 knives, until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in milk until dough leaves side of bowl (dough will be soft and sticky).
 Place dough on lightly floured surface. Knead lightly 10 times. Roll or pat to fit a 12" pizza pan. (I used my Pampered Chef pizza stone) Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove crust from oven and reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees. Top the crust with sausage, scrambled eggs, potatoes and cheese. Sprinkle with parsley if using.

 Bake for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and toppings are warmed through. Cut into pizza-like slices and serve.

The verdict?
When the biscuit crust first came out of the oven, I was worried that it would be too thick. It worked well for this breakfast, but I think next time I would reduce the amount, maybe by half.

This was such a hit with our family. It was very hearty (we had a super light lunch that day) and seemed very manly. (I felt like singing a Burger King commercial!) We had 2 pieces leftover, and had those for breakfast the next day, and the crust reheated well and stayed crisp and not squishy.

I thought it tasted like and should be named "Inside Out Sausage Biscuit Sandwich" but my husband talked me into naming it "Biscuit Breakfast Pizza." So while I agree with his theory that "Inside Out Sausage Biscuit Sandwich" is probably one of the longest recipe names in history, that is the perfect description.

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