Monday, August 16

School Days and Panera Bread copycat Souffle Recipe

So thankful this morning that I have this opportunity to make a welcoming place for our children, here at home. That I don't, as mentioned by more than one person surverying our family when we're out and about, "get to send them away in a few weeks".
The early morning humidity woke me and I snuck downstairs in the quiet to let Bear out, turn on the air conditioner in the kitchen and settle down in a chair for a few chapters in my Bible. I've been working on plans for this morning for a while now and after reading and asking/pleading for God's strength and wisdom for this day, thanking Him for His grace and mercy and asking for guidance, I decided to make a special breakfast for our first day of lessons: Ella's first day of kindergarten, Aiden's first day of first grade, Andrew's first day of third grade and Annaliese's first day of fifth grade. To say that Eleanora was a little more than excited about her first day of kindergarten would be a particular understatement.
I made my own little copycat recipe for a breakfast egg souffle. We love the ones at Panera Bread and I think this easy recipe will be a new family favorite. Souffle's and orange julius's were our special breakfast treat.
Here's the recipe:
One batch of biscuit dough (this is simple so pass on the yellow box):
2 cups of flour
2/5 tsp baking powder
6 tbsp cold butter, cut in until resembling the size of peas
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
Cut the butter into the dry ingredients and mix in the milk. Generously grease 18 muffin pans. If your dough looks/feels sticky, just sprinkle it with a little more flour or dip your fingers into flour before grabbing a golf size ball hunk and shaping it into a flat circle. Place each circle into the muffin tin. It should reach the top of the tin, so stretch it if need be.
Meanwhile, cook up four pieces of bacon and shred yourself some cheese. A half cup to cupful is plenty. Panera, I believe, uses four kinds of cheese.
In a bowl, mix six eggs, 1 cup milk, 1/4 cup flour, salt and pepper, half a chopped green onion or a few sprinklings of onion pwdr.
Crumble your cooked bacon and divide among the biscuit filled muffin tins, divide the cheese among the tins also. Carefully pour the egg mixture over the cheese and bacon, filling to just below the top of the biscuit.
Bake at 450 for 15 minutes.
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Unknown said...

your recipe looks delicious! i'm always looking for easy and different breakfast ideas!

happy first day of school!

Mrs. Mike and kids said...

yum , this sounds good. I might have to try it.

Corinna said...

What a peaceful home you create. Lovely. I'd be really interested in what you do for Kindy and the younger children. I have a 3 and almost 5 year old and am feeling the need to vary their mornings more than I'm doing at the moment. We are just over half way through our year here in Australia and need some fresh inspiration. I'd love to see what you have planned for your little ones this year.

Anonymous said...

I've never eaten at Panera bread, but this looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


Headmistress, zookeeper said...

That looks great.
Thanks for participating in the Four Moms Breakfast open house, but we do need you to include a link back to one of our four posts in your post. Thanks!