I wanted to make a breakfast sandwich the could be made, crust and all, in a muffin tin; sort of a breakfast-on-the-go. I decided to base my recipe on the idea of a kolache; a rich, sweet dough with a savory filling. It didn't really turn out like a kolache, though, hence the name. I have two versions for you, one using frozen bread dough and one using the aforementioned rich dough. That way, if you don't want to bother with the homemade bread, you can still enjoy this amazing breakfast.
Ranch House Bacon and Egg Muffins(makes 12 cups)
1 package frozen rolls
2 Tbsp milk
8 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
1 package Hidden Valley Ranch Spicy Ranch Salad Dressing Mix
6 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with vegetable spray. Break six rolls in half and place a piece in the bottom of each cup. Flatten it to fit on the bottom of the muffin cup like a crust. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and dressing mix. Divide the bacon evenly between each cup. Pour the egg mixture into each cup. Top with cheese. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 20 minutes or until egg is set. Serve warm.
For Homemade Ranch Rolls:
7 ½-8 cups flour
1 Tbsp Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
1 Tbsp yeast
2 tsp salt
2 cups milk
¼ cup sugar
1 stick butter
½ cup warm water
2 eggs, slightly beaten
In a microwavable bowl, heat the milk and butter until the butter melts. Add the sugar and salt to the
milk mixture and let it cool slightly. In a large mixing bowl, combine the water and yeast. When the yeast is proofed, add the milk mixture and the eggs. Add the flour and dressing mix to the bowl and mix with a dough hook attachment until a smooth, soft dough is formed. Cover and let rise one hour on the counter or you can put this in the refrigerator for a slow rise if you plan to use it more than an hour later. This can be made into regular dinner rolls, bake in greased pans at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown. If you are using the dough in the above recipe, break off golf ball sized pieces and put them in the bottom of the muffin tins. Bake any remaining dough into dinner rolls.
The Ranch rolls didn't last long enough for a photo shoot. They are amazing. In fact the entire recipe, with the eggs and bacon was so delicious, it's going into the regular rotation of breakfasts.Tweet