Monday, January 30, 2012
Easy Valentine's Day Breakfast
I can spend hours in the kitchen, preparing a fancy meal, but inevitably it's the easy recipes, like this one, that my kids enjoy the most. It just goes to show that it doesn't take a lot of work or time to prepare a meal that is filled with love. These baked ham and Swiss cheese breakfast sandwiches were super easy. Not wanting to waist the little heart shaped dough I cut out of the center, I sprinkled them with cinnamon and sugar, so everyone had a little sweet treat on their plate.
(makes 8 sandwiches)
1 Package of Flaky Refrigerated Biscuit Dough (the flaky is easy to separate and works best)
Deli Sliced Lean Ham (1 or 2 slices for each sammy)
Deli Sliced Reduced Fat Swiss (1 slice for each sammy)
Cinnamon and Sugar (for the little hearts)
Preheat oven according to package directions for biscuits. I could not find my small heart cookie cutter, so I had to cut the hearts by hand with a sharp knife, but a cookie cutter would be faster. You won't cut through the entire biscuit dough, you will actually pull them apart so that you have 16 rounds, instead of 8. Then cut out a heart in only 8 of them, for the top of your sammies. Assemble your sandwiches by placing your bottom piece of dough down, then cheese, which you will want to fold in quarters to make it fit, then your ham, and finally your top piece of dough with the heart in it. I baked mine on a parchment lined cookie sheet, for the time recommended on the package of dough. I used the parchment paper so I wouldn't have to worry about any cheese burning onto my cookie sheet.
Tip for baking the mini heart biscuits:
The dough hearts I baked up at the same time. I first sprinkled them with a little sugar and cinnamon. Since they are smaller they will bake up quicker. To balance out the cooking time, I put them in the center of my parchment lined large cookie sheet, and kept the sandwiches on the outer sides of the sheet. Since items in the center usually take a little longer to bake, this balanced out my cooking time, and the hearts were done when the sammies were done. Remember to leave room on your baking sheet for the dough to expand a little as it bakes.
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