Easy Breakfast Crescent Braid
1 roll Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations
Scrambled Eggs (I used 3 eggs + 1 egg white + 1 1/2 T milk + salt and pepper)
4-5 strips bacon (sausage would be great too)
1/2 C grated cheese , or more...
optional: Hot sauce
Scramble eggs in a skillet. Since this will cook again in the oven, under cook your eggs. You want them to be cooked enough to hold together, but leave them a bit wet. Cook bacon strips and set aside. (I bake my bacon in the oven. Just lay flat on a foil lined cookie sheet and bake at 400 for about 12 minutes or until crisp)
Next, use a rolling pin and a lightly floured work surface to roll out the crescent dough to about 10 in x 12 in. Lay the eggs down the center of the rectangle, leaving room on both sides and the 2 ends, as pictured below. Top with bacon, cheese, and a couple shots of hot sauce if you want.
Use a pizza cutter to slice even slits on the sides of your rectangle:
Fold over both ends:
Now starting on one end, bring the side pieces in and overlap them. You'll want to alternate- one from the right, then one from the left and so on and so on. Does that make sense?
Keep doing it until you get all the way to the end.
When you get to the end, just tuck where you can to make it pretty!
Then you'll have this pretty little papoose. Yes I just called it a papoose. Isn't it fancy?
Bake according to package instructions. I believe it's 375 for about 15-20 minutes (but who knows, I threw away my package!) It might take a little longer than the package directs because of the way it's braided. And actually, if you want it shiny on top, give it a quick egg wash before you bake. When it's done, it should be golden brown on top. Remove from oven and let cool for about 5 minutes. Slice on a slight diagonal and eat immediately!
One great thing about this is that it holds together really well. I thought when I cut it the filling might fall out, but the filling baked into the dough and it all stayed in there perfectly. So it's great finger food for a mess-free breakfast/brunch buffet and great for little fingers. My toddler loved this- and so did his parents! Also, I didn't try it, but I'm thinking you could easily make something like this the night before and just wrap it with plastic wrap so it's all ready to just pop in the oven when you wake up.
So next time you're at the store, grab a tube of this crescent dough. It's a great thing to have on hand for quick and easy meals and it gets 2 thumbs up from the Best Biters!