Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ham Breakfast Braid

• 1/2 cup milk
• 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
• 8 eggs
• salt and pepper to taste
• 2 (8 ounce) packages refrigerated crescent roll dough
• 4 ounces cooked ham, thinly sliced
• 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

2. Beat milk and cream cheese together until smooth. Mix in eggs, and season with salt and pepper. Heat a lightly oiled skillet over medium high heat and cook egg mixture until eggs are almost set.

3. Arrange the crescent rolls from one package into a rectangle shape on top of a lightly greased cookie sheet. Place rolls from remaining package along the edges of the two long sides of the rectangle, with the broad half of the rolls on top of the first layer of rolls, and the pointed ends extending over the sides of the pan.

4. Arrange the ham in a layer down the center of the dough. Spoon the cooked egg mixture on top of the ham and then sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top of the eggs. Bring the corners of the rolls together over the cheese to form a 'braid' shape.

5. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until cheese is melted and rolls are golden brown.

Works fine with skim milk & fat free cream cheese. I skip the cheddar inside but sprinkle some on top a couple minutes before it comes out of the oven and let it melt. When the kids aren't around we add green onion and sweet peppers. I have also used one crescent sheet rather than rolls. Roll it out on your cookie sheet, put the cooked egg mix down the middle long ways. Then make a cut in the exposed dough from the outside edge until you almost hit the eggs. Repeat every 2 inches. This creats flaps of dough. Fold bottom flap up towards the center then alternate from right and left just crossing center. Ends up looking like a braid.

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