Brunch Biscuits!

Who’s up early enough for a true breakfast on the weekend, anyways? Weekends are for sleeping in!

Go ahead, lay in bed as long as you want. But when your stomach starts growling and you can’t stand it anymore, I recommend you make these.

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Sausage and cheese biscuits for the win.

Sweet and salty, soft and pillowy, cheesy and more cheesy – how can you say no?

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Super simple with ingredients you probably already have, and less than an hour from start to finish!

I found this one on Pinterest (surprise), posted by Deborah from Taste And Tell, who happens to share my love of travel!

Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 4 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 5 sausage links, or more for extra protein
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Start by cooking the sausage links in a skillet on medium-low heat. These ones are maple & brown sugar flavor, yum! I’d like to try a spicier version next time, but these tasted magical with the perfect combination of salty and sweet.

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While those are cooking, pre-heat the oven to 425*. Next, mix all the dry ingredients and then cut in the butter until it looks like coffee cake crumble. I recommend using a pastry cutter for this, but a fork will work too!

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I found this beauty at Bed Bath and Beyond

After the sausage is cooked, chop it up and then add it to the bowl, throwing the cheese in afterwards and stirring well. When the sausage and cheese are thoroughly mixed, add the cup of milk and gently stir just until the dough starts to come together.

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Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface (aka, my counter) and knead it a few times. If you wear rings, I highly recommend you take them off! It’s also a good idea to flour your hands to prevent a huge sticky mess. Once the dough firms up a bit, pat it out into a thick rectangle. The biscuits don’t rise a ton, so don’t flatten them out too much!

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Cut them into even squares, place them onto an un-greased cookie sheet or Silpat and then bake for 13-15 minutes, or until lightly browned. If you like, you can brush them with melted butter before serving, but we tried ours drizzled with a bit of maple syrup and loved the result. Can you tell we like to indulge on the weekend?

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There you have it – quick, delicious, and made with simple ingredients. The perfect way to start your weekend when you’ve slept in and aren’t exactly feeling like Rachel Ray. I hope you love these as much as we do!

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