Thursday, February 25, 2010

Biscuit Surprise

This recipe came about from the things that the boys in our house love for breakfast, sausage and biscuits.  It turned out really yummy and the best part is no one really knows that there is a wonderful surprise in the middle.  Every time we have taken these to a brunch, out of sympathy (you know because the pan is still full) people take a biscuit and then when they bite into it, you can see the shock on their face when they taste the yumminess inside and then they disappear like magic.  This recipe makes 2 full muffin pans worth, if you want less, half the recipe.

6 c. flour
1/2 c. nonfat dry milk powder
1/4 c. baking powder
1/4 c. sugar
2 t. salt
2 c. butter, softened
2 c. water
1 lb sausage
6 eggs, beaten
8 oz. cream cheese
1 1/2 c. cheddar cheese

* Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  In large bowl combine flour, dry milk, baking powder, sugar and salt.  Cut butter into dry ingredients with pastry cutter, until mixture resembles fine crumbs.  Add water to make a soft dough.  

*  Spray your muffin pans with non stick cooking spray.  Using medium scoop (if you don't have one, I think this is essential for your kitchen tools and will make things a lot easier) or a heaping tablespoon, fill each muffin cup.  Fill a small cup with water, this will be to dip your fingers into to smooth out the dough.  Press the dough into the bottom and 3/4 up the sides of each muffin cup, using your fingers.  

*  In frying pan, cook sausage, breaking into tiny pieces, until done.  Add eggs and cook until firm.  Add cream cheese and cheddar cheese, stirring until cheese melts and mixture is completely combined.  Add a heaping tablespoon of egg mixture to each muffin cup.  It should look like this:
 *  Using your scoop, add another scoop (or heaping tablespoon) to the top of the egg mixture in each muffin cup.  Using your fingers (dip them in the water when neccessary to help the spreading) spread out biscuit dough to edges of muffin cup and completely cover egg mixture.

*Bake 12-14 minutes or until light brown.  Remove from pan and serve.
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