With a 4-year old son, I’m figuring the Christmas morning is going to be quite exciting! In the midst of all of the excitement I want to have something for breakfast that is special, delicious and easy to make. That’s not too much to ask, is it?!?
I have just the recipe to fit the bill, too! I used to make this brunch braid when I hosted Mother’s Day brunch. It was a huge hit with everyone. So, I thought I would share it with you. This recipe is also in our first cookbook, Hitchcock Family Favorites.
2 (8 ounce) cans refrigerated crescent rolls
4 ounces thinly sliced deli ham, Julienned
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
½ cup milk
8 large eggs
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
1 teaspoon butter
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Unroll each tube of crescent dough (do not separate rectangles). Place side by side on a greased baking sheet with long sides touching; seal seams and perforations. Arrange ham lengthwise down center of rectangle.
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and milk. Separate one egg; set egg white aside. Add the egg yolk, remaining eggs, salt and pepper to cream cheese mixture and mix well. Add green onions. In a large skillet, melt butter; add egg mixture. Cook and stir over medium heat until just set. Remove from heat and spoon scrambled eggs over ham.
Sprinkle with cheese.
On each long side of dough, cut 1 inch wide strips to the center to within ½ inch of filling. Starting at one end, fold alternating strips at an angle across the filling. Pinch ends to seal and tuck under. Beat reserved egg white and brush over dough. Bake for 25-28 minutes or until golden brown.
Is it a Keeper?
This recipe is really easy! The best part about it is, you can assemble it the night before and store it, wrapped tightly, in the fridge until you’re ready to bake it in the morning! It doesn’t get easier than that! I love dishes that I can make ahead of time!
I usually make 2 of these at once — one with ham and one with bacon. I just add cooked and crumbled bacon to the recipe, in lieu of the ham. Both are fantastic!
Here are a couple of other recipes that would also be great for Christmas morning breakfast:
I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! May your holiday be filled with laughter and good health! Thank you for sharing this culinary journey with me this past year. I’m looking forward to testing lots of new recipes in 2011!
Please, check out some of the other great websites, blogs and recipe swaps that I’ve found. Their links are to the right —>