A Perfect Pair: Sausage-Cheese Biscuits for Josie

January 8, 2013 · 15 comments

in breads/muffins,breakfast/brunch,pork


If you follow my friend Josie’s blog, Pink Parsley (which you should!), then you know she’s expecting twins pretty much any day now.  I really couldn’t be happier for her, and I can’t wait to see pictures of her new baby boys. Josie is a great mom, so I have no doubts she will be able to handle four kids  under 5 (!) just fine.

Rather than do the big virtual shower thing, those of us who recently hung out in CT decided to just do a surprise mini-shower for Josie. Annie came up with the idea for “A Perfect Pair” as a play on the twins and foods that go together.  Make sure to check out everyone else’s post!

Annie – Paloma Cocktail
Tara – Shrimp and Grits
Courtney – Chocolate Cake with Coffee Buttercream

For my part, I’m offering up these sausage biscuits. For some reason, I had a really hard time coming up with a food pairing (don’t ask me why!), but then I thought of sausage and biscuits. Rather than do biscuits and gravy, I opted for a recipe I’ve had saved for a while where the sausage is actually inside the biscuits. A perfect pair, indeed. These biscuits are essentially scones, but whatever you want to call them, they’re pretty awesome (and I think Josie would like them, too).

The original recipe calls for an optional pizza dough flavoring, which I didn’t have, so I decided to add some Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and oregano. The dough came together very quickly, and these really don’t take very long to bake, even though the baking time felt like an eternity to my kid. These were so good that I don’t even want to talk about how many we ate straight out of the oven. And it’s a good thing they were worth it, too, because the entire time I was prepping and baking them, Zachary kept asking, “Are they done yet? Are they done yet? Are they done now? Are they done cooking? IS IT TIME TO EAT?”


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Anna January 8, 2013 at 5:22 am

I love the combination! Now I am thinking about chorizo and feta biscuits….


Joanne January 8, 2013 at 5:58 am

Aww how fun! I’m so excited for Josie also!!

I’ve never gotten to really enjoy the sausage/biscuit combo but perhaps I could stuff some vegetarian sausages into the these. They do sound delicious!


Josie January 8, 2013 at 8:14 am

Oh man, now I want a sausage and cheese biscuit. Or 5. I’ll most definitely be making these for breakfast soon. You guys are the best, and I miss you all like crazy.


Courtney January 8, 2013 at 1:31 pm

These look awesome. They’re like the perfect portable breakfast, and I’m definitely making some soon.


Tara January 8, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Totally drooling over here. Seriously Elly, these biscuits are perfect for Josie’s shower and will be even more perfect on my plate next month. :)


Annie January 8, 2013 at 3:19 pm

These look so, so good. I need some ASAP.


Ivy January 9, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Happy New Year Elly. What a great idea you had. Never had sausages in a biscuit.


Kelsey January 10, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Elly, these look completely delicious. I know Josie, a true Southern girl, will appreciate this pairing. You guys are so thoughtful!


Kara January 16, 2013 at 8:17 pm

What baking temperature?


elly January 16, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Oops! 425–just added it.


Natasha Wright April 14, 2013 at 10:14 am

Thank You for the recipe! I made them and they were awesome. it sort of tastes like Red Lobster’s biscuits just with sausage.


elly April 14, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Glad you liked them, Natasha!


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