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Sunday Brunch: Mini Breakfast Biscuit Sandwich Recipe

Posted September 14, 2014 by Stephanie
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It’s Sunday! You know what that means: it’s time for Sunday Brunch. Why don’t you skip the line and make brunch at home this week? The coffee’s truly bottomless, the booze doesn’t have a crazy markup and you can chill out in your pajamas. Every Sunday I’ll post a brunch recipe. Soon you won’t be asking, where should we go for brunch – instead it’ll be, what should we make for brunch today?

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What’s the longest you’ve waited in line for food? I’m the kind of person who totally falls for hype so I find myself queuing a lot. A couple of years ago, in Seattle, there was this tiny biscuit place that had lines out the door. They sold biscuits until they sold out, which happened pretty early in the day. The only and only time I went (before they shut down) I was lucky enough to get the last biscuit sandwiches of the day. The lady lining up behind us kind of threw a fit, but I was too busy enjoying my biscuits to notice.

I should have had a bit more sympathy for the biscuit fit lady because I understand how it feels when you really, really want a biscuit. See, I’m a little obsessed with biscuit breakfast sandwiches. I mean, English muffins are good, but biscuits are better. They’re tender, crumbly, and buttery – essentially, always my first choice as a vehicle for breakfast. Here I sandwiched in some creamy avocados and sunny-side up quail eggs for a mini breakfast treat.

Looking at these photos makes me realize that I totally should have thrown in a banana in for scale. Rest assured, these sandwiches are quite tiny, meaning you can definitely eat as many of them as you want – I know I did!

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Cheddar and Green Onion Biscuit Recipe
makes about 8 small biscuits

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, plus 1/4 cup for finishing
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons heavy cream or whole milk

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal with a few pea-sized pieces of butter remaining. Combine with the sliced green onions and 1/2 cup shredded cheese.

In a small bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 tablespoons of the beaten egg and cream/milk until well blended. Pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until everything comes together. The dough will be quite sticky.

Turn the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and lightly pat the dough to 1 inch thickness. Using a 1 1/2 or 2 inch biscuit cutter, cut out as many scones as possible, placing them evenly on your prepared baking sheet. Gather scraps, pat gently and cut out more scones.

Mix the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons of lightly beaten egg with 1 teaspoon water. Brush with the scones with the egg wash, sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and bake until the scones are golden, about 12-15 minutes. Transfer the scones to a wire rack and cool.

Mini Breakfast Biscuit Sandwich Recipe
makes 8 mini breakfast sandwiches

  • oil
  • 8 quail eggs
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 batch cheddar green onion biscuits

In a non-stick pan, heat up a bit of oil over medium heat. Fry the quail eggs sunny-side up style. They won’t take very long, so keep an eye on them.

Split the biscuits in half and layer on slices of avocado and a fried quail egg. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

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  1. Baby June says:

    Ooooh those look delish! So buttery and flaky. I can totally agree with your sentiment about biscuits vs. English muffins, there’s no comparing a fresh biscuit :)

  2. Looks fantastic Stephanie!! that egg yolk!!!

  3. Maryna says:

    I’ve been waiting the whole week to look at your new brunch recipe)) Excellent!

  4. Denise | TLT says:

    Huge biscuit lover and a total sucker for food hypes too. Good thing I don’t live in the US, since they’re way less common here. Love the look of these mini biscuits and gonna make them asap!

  5. Stephanie – these look amazing. Your photography is gorgeous. I have to wonder though… where did you find the quail eggs?

    1. steph says:

      they sell them at the grocery stores here – i know whole foods carries them and if you have an asian grocery store nearby, they will have them as well. regular eggs work too of course!

      1. Thanks Steph… I’m always looking for an excuse to take a Field Trip to Whole Foods… you have given me one :)

  6. Neil Walton says:

    Pictures are great as always!

  7. I am one of those people too. I live in Australia and regularly line up out side the Bourke street bakery for products.Their sour dough and savoury Scones are legendary.

    Thank goodness for that yolk; I need one of these babies today more than ever.

  8. Wahooo these look amazing! The biscuits look so buttery and fluffy and crumbly. Yum.

  9. This is perfect for when you want a breakfast sandwich but also kind of want the french toast or pancakes. Solution: mini breakfast sandwiches and mini pancakes or french toast soldiers. Win-win.

  10. Holy heck! These little sandwiches look fabulous. The biscuits alone are perfect!

  11. cynthia says:

    Just. Amazing. <3

  12. Amanda says:

    quail eggs are so previous, tiny little things. i bet deviled eggs made with quail eggs would win for tiny food. although these sandwiches are pretty great too. look DELICIOUS.

  13. Shubikashub says:

    That looks so yummy!

  14. Hahaha, loving the banana for scale reference! Also I can totally relate to the food hype lineups; being a food truck lover I tend to be lining up for longer than I care to admit.

  15. Is it possible to be in love with every quail egg picture you take?!? Amazeballs.

  16. Mini-sandwiches. Great idea. I’m pretty much on a brunch-at-home only plan. No crowds and the food usually ends up better. And who doesn’t love a good biscuit :)

  17. jane says:

    do you remember what the biscuit place was called in seattle??

  18. This is soooooo meeeeeee that I can’t believe it. The egg is cooked just the I like it.
    I love biscuits. Two Thumbs up on this recipe.

  19. This looks amazing….and your pictures are so enticing. You’re definitely an inspiration to me :)

  20. Sarah says:

    I tried this and my day was so much better. My whole family says thank you and “Yum!” We are look forward to more breakfast ideas that are new and interesting that will make our day a little bit brighter and happier :D

  21. Gaby says:

    Brunch is one of my favorite meals and those biscuits look amazing!!

  22. Kristen says:

    I love these biscuits! I have made them twice now and can’t get enough!

  23. These are incredible! The internet salutes you!!

  24. This looks like the most perfect breakfast!

  25. G says:

    I only stumbled across your blog yesterday, but I’ve already made these biscuits and they turned out brilliantly! I’m going to have a look through more of your recipies:)

  26. Vandany says:

    Lovely ! I’m gonna try this recipe :D

  27. Melissa says:

    Made these last weekend and they were terrific!! Thank you!

  28. Helen Butler says:

    In sorry, I’m Irish, (not sorry i am Irish!!) but I am sorry to have to ask this question what in grams is a cup??please thanks

    1. Stephanie Le says:

      hi helen, it’s 125 grams :)

  29. Panayiota says:

    My husband bought me quails eggs and I found your recipe. Just what we needed today! Absolutely delicious and healthy after a very late night :)

  30. It is very decadent, and the people in my office are happy today! This is absolutely magnificent, scrumptious, delicious, super yummy mini breakfast biscuit sandwich. Thx for sharing!

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