Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

A very easy biscuit recipe baked in Lodge cast iron biscuit pan.  The flour mixture can be made up ahead of time, cut the butter in, then refrigerate or freeze until needed.  Then just add the buttermilk, drop biscuits into pan with an ice cream scoop and bake.

These are great with sausage gravy:  http://www.cherylsrecipes.net/recipe/sausage-gravy/

This recipe works great in a mini muffin maker.  This size works better for us since it is usually just the 2 of us, so we don’t really need 7 enormous biscuits between us.  It also worked out great for Christmas morning when the oven temperature for the biscuits was 100 degrees warmer than the oven temperature for our egg casseroles.  We really like how the edges come out kind of crunchy.

Buttermilk Drop Biscuits
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Servings Prep Time
7 Biscuits 10 minutes
Cook Time
15-18 minutes
Servings Prep Time
7 Biscuits 10 minutes
Cook Time
15-18 minutes
Buttermilk Drop Biscuits
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Servings Prep Time
7 Biscuits 10 minutes
Cook Time
15-18 minutes
Servings Prep Time
7 Biscuits 10 minutes
Cook Time
15-18 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Biscuits
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, stir dry ingredients together. Cut in butter to coarse crumb stage. This can be covered and stored in the refrigerator or freezer at this point. Add buttermilk. Stir just until blended. Drop dough into Lodge biscuit pan, using 3 oz. scoop. Bake 15-18 minutes in 450 degree F oven. Serve warm.
  2. This works great in a mini muffin maker. Use 164 g. of mix and 100 g. (7 T.) buttermilk.
  3. Use 1 oz. scoop and cook for 6-7 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Although spelt is actually a type of wheat flour, most people with wheat allergies can digest spelt with no problem.  Obviously, you should not eat spelt if it is a problem for you.

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Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Easy breakfast casserole that can be made the night before and baked in the morning.  Contains sausage, eggs, onion, green chilies and tater tots.

Overnight Breakfast Casserole
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Servings Prep Time
12 30 minutes
Cook Time
60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 30 minutes
Cook Time
60 minutes
Overnight Breakfast Casserole
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Servings Prep Time
12 30 minutes
Cook Time
60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 30 minutes
Cook Time
60 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Butter a 9x13" baking dish. Cook onion with sausage in skillet, crumbling as it cooks. Beat eggs, heavy cream, milk, sour cream and seasonings. Add cooked sausage and onions to mixture. Pour into prepared baking dish. Top with green chilies and some cheese. Top with tater tots and remaining cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight. (This can be made just before baking, but the tater tots should be thawed.)
  2. In the morning, preheat oven to 375 and remove pan from fridge. Bake 50-60 minutes or until golden. This can be served with salsa and sour cream or green or red chilie.
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Crusty Bread

Chewy, easy, delicious bread.  Plan ahead because it needs to rest for several hours before baking.

Crusty Bread
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Servings Prep Time
1 loaf 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45 minutes 12-18 hours
Servings Prep Time
1 loaf 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45 minutes 12-18 hours
Crusty Bread
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Servings Prep Time
1 loaf 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45 minutes 12-18 hours
Servings Prep Time
1 loaf 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
45 minutes 12-18 hours
Ingredients
  • 3 cups flour spelt (or all-purpose if you have no problem with wheat)
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2-1 tsp. dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups water
Servings: loaf
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt and yeast. Add water and mix until a shaggy mixture forms. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for 12-18 hours. Overnight works great.
  2. Place a cast iron dutch oven into oven and heat to 450 degrees F. Heat pot for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, pour dough onto heavily floured surface and shape into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and let set while the pot is heating.
  3. Remove hot pot from the oven and drop in the dough. (Don't worry if the shape is ugly at this point. It will even out in the baking process.) Cover and return to oven for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove the lid and bake an additional 15 minutes. Remove bread from oven and place on a cooling rack to cool.
Recipe Notes

Although spelt is actually a type of wheat flour, most people with wheat allergies can digest spelt with no problem.  Obviously, you should not eat spelt if it is a problem for you.

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Hot Sausage & Cheddar Cheese Meatballs

These can be quite spicy, depending on the heat of the jalapenos you use.  You have the option of using cream cheese in the meatballs or an egg.  The egg version seems to be a lot hotter than the cream cheese. However, both have a very nice flavor.

I have used Bob Evans Naturally! in this recipe because it is free of sodium nitrites and MSG.

Hot Sausage & Cheddar Cheese Meatballs
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The combination of Breakfast Sausage and cheddar cheese mixed with jalapenos makes a delicious appetizer that will wake up your taste buds!
Servings Prep Time
30 meatballs 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
30 meatballs 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Hot Sausage & Cheddar Cheese Meatballs
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The combination of Breakfast Sausage and cheddar cheese mixed with jalapenos makes a delicious appetizer that will wake up your taste buds!
Servings Prep Time
30 meatballs 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
30 meatballs 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: meatballs
Instructions
  1. Prepare baking pan by lining with foil, then topping with parchment paper. Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl.  Combine with mixer.  Shape into meatballs using small cookie scoop. Bake at 375 degrees F and bake for 15 minutes. My oven has a speed bake option and I use it for these.  You may have to bake for an additional 5 minutes or so if you do not have that option.
Recipe Notes

Although spelt is actually a type of wheat flour, most people with wheat allergies can digest spelt with no problem.  Obviously, you should not eat spelt if it is a problem for you.

It would be a good idea, after mixing the ingredients, to make a meatball-sized patty and fry it in a skillet to see if you would like to add more jalapenos or other spices.

These can be made up ahead of time and frozen in an airtight container before baking.  Then remove from freezer, thaw and bake when needed.

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