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Monday, September 19, 2011

Breakfast Braid: Secret Recipe Club

It's Secret Recipe Club time again for the "B" Group.  There are so many members now, that there are 4 groups starting next month!  With one group revealing each week, Amanda and her team have their hands full.  There is now a blog devoted to the Secret Recipe Club as well as twitter and facebook.  It is a regular phenomenon.
This month, I was given Amy's blog, Adventures in Marriage.  She has been blogging since 2008 and has many delicious looking recipes on her site.  I had a hard time deciding what to make.  I really wanted to try her Peruvian Roast Chicken, Apple Scones, Chocolate Caramel Cookies and Taco Pasta Toss, but it was her Sausage, Cheese and Egg Braid that finally won out.   It sounded SO good.
I used a homemade bread dough instead of the refrigerated pizza dough.  I nixed the eggs because The Engineer doesn't care for them and substituted potatoes.  I used Jimmy Dean sausage and Cheddar cheese to round out the filling.  It was hearty enough to be a dinner...so I served it for that meal.  I even made a second braid so we could snack on it later.  It was not messy at all and would have made a great portable breakfast.  I toyed with the idea of making individual braids for each person, but time and energy ran out.

Breakfast Braid (adapted, twisted and changed from This Recipe
(for one braid)
Dough: 
2 1/4 cup flour
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp yeast
1 cup warm water
1 Tbsp olive oil
Filling
1/4 pound breakfast sausage
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp basil
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 14 ounce can sliced potatoes, chopped
For dough, mix the flour, sugar, salt and yeast in a mixing bowl.  Combine the water and oil and mix in.  Knead on a floured surface until the dough becomes elastic-y.  (all that can be done in a Kitchen Aid or other powerful stand mixer).  Cover bowl and let rise until doubled.   Punch down and roll out in a 18 X 13 pan (jellyroll).  While dough is rising, make filling.  Brown sausage in a skillet.  Drain.  Add seasonings and potato.  Remove from heat.  Sprinkle filling down the center of the dough.  Top with cheese.  Cut strips down both sides of the dough to within 1/2 inch of the filling.  Alternately overlap one strip from each side and tuck under the ends, sealing it so that no filling falls out.  Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from the oven and brush the top with melted butter or oil.  Let sit 5 minutes before slicing.





66 comments:

ping said...

That's beautiful braiding, Kristen. So neat and perfect. And look at all that filling. It's definitely a meal on its own. Great idea that. I can even substitute the filling.

Jessica said...

That looks beautiful and YUMMY!

Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos said...

I'm always looking for new breakfast ideas. This sounds delicious!

Trisha said...

Perfect braid, Kristen, great start to the day with a breakfast like this. I admire folks who make their own bread. I still need to work up the courage to try it out!

Amy said...

So glad you liked it! It reminds me I should make one again soon, it makes enough to enjoy all week. I definitely want to try your variation with potatoes -- yum!

Nicole @ the Daily Dish said...

You did such a good job with that. I have the hardest time with the braiding. That looks so good! I want Amy's blog next month! ;)
Also excited to have a tribemate that does SRC too! :)

Jey @ The Jey of Cooking said...

Gorgeous braid and looks really tasty!

SnoWhite said...

Looks yummy - and I love the braid -- so beautiful. It would be great for a baby or wedding shower.

Three-Cookies said...

This looks really nice and appetising. I almost mistook it for a cinnamon roll:)

Mary said...

Your braid looks perfect, Kristen. Nice work! I love your filling as well. The fact that it isn't terribly messy might make it the perfect breakfast food for busy mornings.

Danielle said...

Beautiful!! And what a fun twist on breakfast.

Kristi said...

Very cool! I'll definitely have to try it.

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

This is quite an Impressive dish! Looks soooo delicious! What a great recipe

Lana @ Never Enough Thyme said...

Gorgeous braid and a great choice for SRC!

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

i want some of this right now! thank you for sharing this.

ButterYum said...

What a stunning breakfast braid! I have a luncheon to attend soon... I bet this would go over really, really well.

I'm joining the SRC for the first time today - hope you'll stop by for a visit.

:)
ButterYum

Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen said...

Kristen, this looks AH-MAZING! Look at how neat that braid is. Love the filling. Buzzzzz!

Lady Behind The Curtain said...

Looks Delicious!!! GREAT SCR CHOICE!

Anita Stafford said...

Now that is a good looking breakfast! Too fancy to eat! I'll bet it is wonderful.

Gloria said...

This look amazing and delicious! gloria

Taryn said...

This is beautiful! It also sounds extremely delicious - I've made filled breads before, but never savory. I'd love to give this a try!

Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking said...

Absolutely beautiful!! I could never braid my daughters' hair, but maybe after much practice this would be easier. GREAT job!

Miz Helen said...

This looks like a great recipe. It is fun cooking with you in the SRC. Hope you are having a great day and thanks for sharing!
Miz Helen

BigFatBaker said...

Oh my gosh this is making me drool! What a tasty breakfast and yours turned out fabulously.

Jo said...

Your braid looks great! I am going to tuck this one away for all the holiday breakfasts coming up, seems like a great one to prep ahead of time and just pop in the oven!

Jeanette said...

Wow, what a pretty braided bread! I haven't made braided bread in years, and not sure mine ever looked as nice your this. Great pick for SRC.

Jeanie said...

That looks amazing. I love breakfast foods for dinner too.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

That is gorgeous!! It looks delicious, great pick!

Island Vittles said...

Great SRC post! I love the idea of a portable breakfast...I'd go back to the eggs, but put in your potatoes and probably a little bacon. Theresa

Melanie said...

Mhm, I love sausage and cheesy goodness in the morning. I've only done it with cresent rolls though, so I'll need to try the bread recipe you made. Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

Oddly enough, this reminds me of the pepperoni rolls that we used to inhale on the marching band bus pre- or post-game in high school. I think I'll have to try to create a version in muffin tins, sans meat. Mushrooms, potatoes and cheese?

Jennifer said...

Stopping by from group B. So fun to be in the Secret Recipe Club with you. What a beautiful braid! This sounds so good for breakfast...I bet you could make several at a time and freeze a couple...I pinned this for my menu this month!

If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to drop by my blog and check out my SRC recipe this month: Avocado Omelet

Heather Lynne said...

I've made a pepperoni bread like this before but I never thought to make a breakfast bread! This looks great!

Belinda @zomppa said...

That is a stunning, savory, beautiful braid!

Lizzy said...

You executed this perfectly!!! What a gorgeous breakfast braid~

Lisa~~ said...

That is one gorgeous breakfast braid and it looks and sounds delicious.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group "A" SRC recipe this month: Welsh Cakes.

Lisa~~
Cook Lisa Cook

Christine's Pantry said...

Beautiful breakfast braid. Yum!

Ann said...

Love, LOVE it! I can't believe it's grown SO much! Thanks for this recipe.....it's awesome!

Angie {Successful2gether} said...

i think is going to have to go in the must make folder! it looks beautiful and delish!

Julie said...

This looks amazing!!What a yummy breakfast treat.

Drick said...

that is the most beautiful braided bread I have ever seen, really... I am heading your way and you had better have one ready in the morning....
if only I had the time...so sorry I have not been a good friend lately, so busy at work, with the football thingy and working diligently on the latest cookbook... gonna take a break one day, and treat myself to something glorious like this breakfast treat, if only I knew where one was around here......

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

Your braided bread is lovely! And that filling sounds so delicious!

Patsyk said...

Your braid is gorgeous! I have been looking for some different breakfast ideas, and this is one I think will go over well with my family.

Amber Edwards said...

Oh Delicious! I am definitely going to have to try this out! Just discovered your blog via Voiceboks! Oh, this may be a very good or a very bad thing, all your recipes look so AMAZING! <3 LOVE IT!

www.jadelouisedesigns.blogspot.com

Definitely Stumbling this!

Dan said...

that looks awesome. I'd almost want to try that with a mozzarella cheese and dip it into a tomato sauce (yep, pizza roll, I said it :-)

Cathy W said...

Good choice--your braid looks incredible! This is something one could get very creative with, and I like that you used your own dough.

Kim Bee said...

Gorgeous braid. I really need to join this club. Such a cool idea.

Sanjeeta kk said...

This is wonderful..the loaf looks delightful with the filling!

tandysinclair.com said...

I really like the idea of this :)

AndiWinslow said...

It's beautiful, you did a great job, and sure it was tasty andi

Sarah said...

Looks good! I'm new to the SRC, but had so much fun on my first try. Enjoying all of the beautiful things everyone made:)

Allison said...

What a beautiful braid. Love how you twisted to make it your own.

Erin said...

This sounds absolutely delicious and looks absolutely amazing!!!

Sandi said...

It looked beautiful before..but then you added filling to it too!!? Awesome :)

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

I think you're really clever to make something so beautiful!
Mary

Desi said...

First of all, LOVE your picture! That is just a beauty! Second of all, I love that it's a breakfast braid. I could seriously eat breakfast any time of the day! I think I'd keep the eggs, though :)

Thanks for checking out my SRC post!

Tiffanee said...

That is both beautiful and delicious looking. I have family coming to visit this weekend! I am thinking this would be an impressive breakfast. Thanks!!

Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING said...

Looks like a great recipe!

Thanks for participating in the SRC with me (Group B). Here is my post from this month: Pioneer Woman's Chicken Pot Pie.

http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/09/pioneer-womans-chicken-pot-pie-secret.html

kita said...

What an awesome SRC post - and beautifully executed breakfast braid! I want my fork!

Lynne said...

Spot on braiding! This looks like a great bread to have when company comes. Lovely!

Susan Lindquist said...

Gorgeous breakfast braid! Perfect for a brunch or company weekend! Wow!

Monet said...

I've never made a savory breakfast braid before...but now I want to change that! This is too tempting! I want a plate of this for breakfast. I should have known not to visit...you're always making me hungry :-) Love and hugs from Austin!

Tiffany said...

WOAH! This is gorgeous! :D

Sue said...

YUM! Your savory braid is gorgeous!

BigBearswife said...

haha awesome!! My husband will love this!

I've made braided pizza before, but I bet this is awesome!

marla said...

Such a stunning bread...very inspiring :)
Fun being in the Secret Recipe Club with you. I baked up tarts this month for Group C http://su.pr/2rtACr

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