Saturday, January 25, 2014

Morning Breakfast Buns

We are back in the land of early morning activities on the weekend, so I need to find some easy, light, and preferably make ahead breakfast ideas. 
I decided to try to make a savory morning bun for our first busy morning. 
I was really happy how these turned out. They were delicious warm out of the oven, and they were almost as good as leftovers. 
I made this version with sausage and marble cheese, and I'd like to try some other versions - chopped ham and brie, bacon and onions and swiss, maybe a veggie version? 

Sausage Breakfast Buns 
1 can pizza dough 
8 oz loose sausage meat 
1 cup shredded marble cheese 
dried basil 
dried oregano 

Preheat oven to 350'. 
Cook sausage over medium heat until cooked through, breaking up any large chunks. Stir in pepper, and some basil and oregano to taste. Set aside. 
Pat dough into a rectangle, about 13x8. 
Scatter the sausage mixture over the dough, leaving a 1/2" border on one long side. 
Sprinkle the cheese over top. 
Starting with the long side without the boarder, roll the dough up, jelly roll style. 
Cut into 8 pieces. 
 Arrange on a parchment lined sheet, with a cut side up.
 Bake until the buns are golden brown, 20-25 minutes.