(I'm a pretty clever dreamer, if I do say so myself!)
My family members are huge fans of breakfast foods.
But, it is hard to get them to eat a lot super early in the morning when getting up at 5:45 a.m. for school. They're just not usually that into a big, heaping plate of eggs, bacon, toast, pancakes or the like when they've only been up a short time. So, they often just have a banana, a bowl of cereal or a yogurt.
So, after waking up to this idea in the middle of the night, I got to thinking that something small like a hand-held roll or biscuit stuffed with their favorite breakfast items might be a perfect little thing for them to eat on school mornings ... without being too filling and heavy.
I haven't tried it yet, but I am thinking, too, that these could be put together the night before you plan to bake and serve them.
I have to say that these cute, little stuffed rolls were a big hit! Try 'em ... I bet you'll agree!
I used bacon, but sausage or ham would work just as great! Or, try a meatless version by adding in sauteed onions, mushrooms and/or peppers to the egg and cheese. Yum!
1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
4 - 5 eggs, scrambled with a little salt and pepper
6 - 7 pieces of diced bacon, cooked and drained
Shredded cheddar cheese (about 1 cup or so)
1 egg yolk, beaten with a splash of water (about 1 tablespoon) to create an egg wash
Black pepper, for sprinkling on rolls
Divide the thawed bread dough into 8 equal pieces (I cut mine with kitchen scissors). Roll out each piece into a round, thin disc about 4 - 5 inches in diameter.
Place a spoonful of eggs and a spoonful of bacon in the center of each dough disc. Top with a sprinkling of shredded cheese.
Pull the outer dough around the filling. Pinch to seal. Place each ball seam side down into a sprayed muffin tin. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle on a little black pepper.
Allow pan to sit on top of warm oven for about 15 minutes to rise just a little. Bake for about 15 minutes or until rolls are lightly browned. Rotate pan around once in the oven halfway through baking.
Run a knife around each roll in the muffin pan to loosen.
NOTE: I would think these could be frozen and reheated for a quick grab-n-go breakfast. I have not tried freezing them, so let me know if you do! Possibly, they could even be frozen prior to baking, then thawed and baked.
Makes 8 stuffed rolls.