Christmas Breakfast Recipes
Our family enjoys the same Christmas breakfast each year, Pecan Cinnamon Rolls, Turkey sausage (recipe below)and Holiday Scramble. The trick to getting this accomplished is doing the preparations the day before. I have also included two recipes for make-ahead Christmas Breakfast casseroles that your family may enjoy, especially if you are serving extra guests. All the recipes are below.
Baked French Toast
1 loaf French Bread - slice 1 1/2-2 inches thick
6 large eggs
Mix together and pour over bread. Cover with foil and put in refrigerator overnight.
1/4 cups soft butter
Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over entire casserole dish. Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees or until puffed and golden. Serve with maple syrup and butter.
2-3 servings - double or triple as needed
4 large eggs, beaten until light
2 TB pimiento, chopped
2. Scramble in: 1 TB butter
Virginia's Egg Scramble 8-10 servings
From Breakfasts by Sue Gregg , p. 228
AMOUNT: 9 X 12 GLASS OR PYREX PAN
1. Prepare Cheese Sauce. Blend butter and flour; stir in remaining ingredients: cook and stir until thickened over medium heat:
2 TB melted unsalted butter
2. Stir in cheese to melt:
1 Cup firmly packed grated cheddar cheese
3. Prepare Toasted Bread Crumb Mixture. Mix together:
4. Grease or spray baking pan.
5. Prepare Scrambled eggs. Combine eggs, onion, and mushrooms; scramble in butter until lightly done:
12 extra large eggs, beaten
6. Cover bottom of pan with cooked egg mixture. Spread Cheese Sauce over top; top with Toasted Bread Crumb Mixture.
Garnish with paprika and minced parsley. (optional)
7. Refrigerate until ready to bake. Bake at 325� for 45-60 minutes.
AMOUNT: 12 patties (serves 6)
1. Mix together thoroughly with a fork:
1 lb ground turkey
2. Shape into 12 small patties. Fry in ungreased skillet or bake at 350� for 10 to 15 minutes in a shallow pan until done. Do not overcook or patties will become tough. Oven baking produces juicier patties and is easier when feeding a crowd.
MARILYN'S FAMOUS PECAN CINNAMON BUNS
If you would like to have hot-out-of-the-oven rolls without getting up at 4:00 a.m., prepare the rolls a day ahead. Place the shaped rolls on the maple glaze and raise them overnight in the refrigerator (instead of a warm place), keeping them carefully covered with plastic wrap. In the morning, the dough should have doubled and be ready to bake. Voila! Fresh bread in minutes and you didn't even get up at 4:00 a.m. to do it! This recipe is extra delicious and healthy as it contains maple syrup for sweetening instead of sugar or honey. A fabulous gift to a new mom or new neighbors, or just for being friends.
Cinnamon Roll Mixture:
Combine yeast, dry milk powder, vital gluten, and flour in a large mixer bowl. Add water, oil, and honey. Mix well for 1-2 minutes. Turn off mixer, cover the bowl and let dough sponge for 10-15 minutes. Add eggs and salt. Turn on the mixer; add additional flour, one cup at a time, until the dough begins to clean the sides of the bowl. Knead for only 5 minutes and keep the dough very soft and manageable. (Stiff dough will will produce heavy, dry rolls.) If the dough becomes stiff while kneading, drizzle additional water as you knead.
To prepare sticky buns, melt butter and syrup and add the pecans. Divide this mixture evenly into the bottom of two - 9x13 baking pans. Divide the bread dough into two equal portions. Roll into a 20x28 inch rectangle. Spread 2 TB of melted butter over the rectangle of dough. Sprinkle with half the SUCANAT/cinnamon mixture. Roll up into a "jelly roll", seal the seam, and cut into 1-1 1/2 inch thick pieces with dental floss. This will yield 12-15 rolls.
Place the rolls into the prepared pans. Repeat this process with the remaining dough. Let the rolls raise in a warm area until doubled (approximately 30-60 minutes). Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or till well-browned. Remove from the oven and let stand in the pan for 5 minutes. Turn out of the pan to cool onto a rack placed over a jelly roll pan (to catch the drippings and simplify cleanup). ENJOY! For more information please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll free at 1-800-552-7323