Thursday, May 9, 2013

Sausage Cheddar Biscuits.


I had the genius idea to make these a few weeks ago on the weekend so that Donny could take them to work in the morning instead of buying breakfast every day.  But then I got lazy and never made them.  Somehow, inspiration struck this past Sunday, and I got myself into the kitchen to bake!  (But of course, Donny no longer takes breakfast anywhere since he's job-less again...  Works for me though because now I get to take them to work!!)

These are seriously one of the best things I've ever eaten in all my days.  You HAVE to try them.  Better than any fast food biscuit could ever dream of being.

Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker // Pin

INGREDIENTS:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1 pound turkey sausage, cooked and drained
8 ounces 2% sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup reduced fat buttermilk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the butter and, using a pastry cutter or your fingers, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles small crumbs the size of peas. Stir in the sausage and cheese.

3. Add the buttermilk and use a fork to gently stir the mixture until all of the dry ingredients are moistened. (I had to use an additional 2-3 tablespoons to get all the dry ingredients to incorporate.)  Use your hands to knead the mixture a few times in the bowl to bring the dough together.

4. Turn the dough out onto the parchment-lined baking sheet and pat into an 8x10-inch rectangle. Cut the dough into 12 squares and separate them on the sheet so they are at least 1 inch apart. Brush the tops of each biscuit with the melted butter.

5. Bake until the biscuits are golden brown, about 20 to 25 minutes. Remove the biscuits from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving. While these are best the day they are made, any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container, or wrapped in plastic wrap, and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Re-warm in the microwave or oven.

Nutritional Info 
(from MyFitnessPal)
Servings: 12
Calories: 288
Fat: 14g
Protein: 15g
Carbs: 24g
Sugar: 1g

My Notes:  I liked the turkey sausage in this, but Donny wants "real" sausage next time.  And maybe some bacon.  I'd also like to try it with some broccoli and maybe some other cheeses.  But this original is DELICIOUS.  I could have eaten the whole batch when they came out of the oven...  

I stored them in a ziploc back in the refrigerator and reheated them this week, and they were still great every morning.  I wrap one in aluminum foil and put it in the toaster oven at 375* for 15 minutes while I'm getting ready, and it's perfect.  Or you can use the microwave, if you must...

Let me know if you try them!  Enjoy!!


9 comments:

  1. This is great - I'm going to try w/o the meat!!

    Donny list his job?! :( Hope he finds something he loves soon!

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  2. These sound like a great make-ahead breakfast! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  3. these look and sound amazing!!! I'll have to try to make these soon!

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  4. I think I drooled all over my phone when I saw these on Instagram the other day and I am positive I am drooling all over my keyboard now. Tell Donny I am praying for something awesome to come his way soon....for both of you! :)

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  5. Mmmmm yummy!!
    Totally does not go with my "watch the amount of carbs" thing I've got going on. But, looking (and drooling) over this doesn't go to my waistline, right?? :)

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  6. Ooh those look delicious and not nearly as high in calorie count as I was thinking when the recipe included the words cheddar & sausage! Will have to make these soon. Also- I'll be praying that Donny gets a good job opportunity soon :)

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  7. I have been trying to try these ! Can't wait to cook up
    A batch

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  8. These looks delish. I'm gonna try them!

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