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Lemon Poppyseed Biscuiettes with Sausage, Brie & Strawberry~Basil Salsa

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I cannot even tell you how much fun I had making these! And happy to tell you, that they are super simple to make, too! How much fun is that?!! Right?

The biscuits are NO-FAIL, I promise you!, and come out gorgeous every single time! And the rest is simply a matter of chopping, tossing, browning the sausage, melting the cheese and assembling!

And you can even make the biscuits, brown the sausage, and make the salsa the day before for a quick-to-throw-together, no-fret brunch!

Speaking of – – I think these would be fantastic served for a ladies brunch or luncheon, or of course, for the Easter holiday coming up, too! Though these are simple and uncomplicated, the natural flavors really shine and have such a refreshing flavor that just sings “spring”!   

I wasn’t sure what in the world to call these. I’m getting really tired of the over-used “sliders” description. And I really thought they deserved a fancier title than just “biscuits” or “mini such-and-such”, you know? They really earned it!  

And since I absolutely despise “cutesy” titles that sound like a three year old made them up … “biscuiettes” it was! 😀  I thought it just right, not sounding like baby-talk, and had a nice classy, slightly elegant ring to it! 😉 I hope you agree!

 

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Since it is just my hubby and myself, I made 2 different sizes. The smaller ones were used for these little sandwiches, and the larger ones will be used for a dessert coming towards the end of the week.

So you can make these any size you’d like! The biscuiettes really have so many different uses! You can make them alone and create your own specialty sandwich, or, create a fabulous dessert from them!

They work for both because they aren’t overly sweet! 

 

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So no matter what occasion you’re making these for, I think you’re really going to enjoy them!

I can’t wait for you to try them! All of the flavors play so nicely together, even I was quite surprised!

The salsa is amazing and the brie was the perfect cheese!

I loved the little sausage patties! Not too big like some, nice and petite, and dainty enough for a ladies’ get-together so you don’t feel like you’re woofing down your food! You know?

If I were serving these for a brunch or luncheon, I would probably serve with more fresh fruit such as red grapes and prosciutto wrapped melon bites, and maybe an egg strata and some asparagus tips!

Or go another route and serve with a nice chilled potato salad, deviled eggs, and small scoop of rainbow sherbet! Endless possibilities!

So have a wonderful week all, enjoy the spring flowers popping up everywhere, and don’t forget to feed the birds! 😀

 

LEMON POPPYSEED BISCUIETTES with SAUSAGE, BRIE & STRAWBERRY~BASIL  SALSA

 

Makes 8 biscuit sandwiches (*can stretch to 10-12 depending on size)

 

For the Lemon Poppyseed Biscuiettes:

2 cups flour

2 Tbl. baking powder

3/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 Tbl. sugar

1 Tbl. + 1 tsp. poppy seeds 

fine zest of 2 lemons, (2 rounded tsp.)

1 1/2 cups thick sour cream, I like Daisy’s

1 Tbl. plus 1 tsp. vegetable oil

thin slices of butter for tops 

 

For the Strawberry~Basil Salsa:

1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped (10-12 large berries)

fine zest of one whole lemon

juice of 1/2 – 1 whole lemon, to taste

1 tsp. sugar, or to taste

2 Tbl. finely minced red/purple onion

4-6 basil leaves, tightly rolled lengthwise and thinly sliced, to taste

dash of fresh cracked black pepper, optional

 

Rest of Ingredients:

torn fresh kale leaves

8 – 12 cooked breakfast sausage patties, I used Johnsonville’s Original 

8 – 12 thick slices brie, rind removed

 

DIRECTIONS:

For the biscuiettes: Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Cover baking sheet or pizza pan with foil. Spray with Butter-Flavored cooking spray. (I like Crisco’s.)

In large bowl, whisk first 7 ingredients well. Add sour cream in dollops and drizzle in oil over top. Quickly mix together. Then on lightly floured surface, knead 6-8 times, then roll very thick making a round of dough just big enough to cut 6 regular-sized biscuits.

*For these, I cut 2 different sizes using a flower-shaped cookie cutter. 4 – 2 1/2″, and 4- 3 1/2″. Cut as many as you can, then reshape dough, roll again, and cut rest. Place onto prepared baking sheet. (*Small biscuiettes hold 1 sausage patty, larger ones can hold 2.)

Top each with a thin slice of butter. For smaller ones, bake for 10-12 minutes. Bake larger ones for 15-16 minutes. When done and golden brown on the bottom, remove from the oven and place on racks to cool.  

For Strawberry~Basil Salsa:

Toss all ingredients in medium-sized bowl. Chill.  

Rest:

Place cooked sausages onto a baking sheet, top with slices of brie, and broil for just a few minutes until cheese starts to melt.

To Assemble:

Slice open biscuits, top with a little torn kale, top with cheese covered sausage patty, top with spoonfuls of salsa, place on top. 

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Ronda@kitchenDreaming.com

Sunday 20th of April 2014

Hi again, dropping in to let you know that your recipe was featured this week on the weekend social. Please come back by and link up again this week. We are open until midnight EST.

Kelly

Monday 21st of April 2014

Wow! Thank you for choosing me! Very much appreciated! Thank you for the party and inviting me! :)

Heidy L. McCallum

Tuesday 15th of April 2014

I love this recipe, it looks fantastic!

Kelly

Sunday 20th of April 2014

Thanks, Heidy! They were absolutely delicious! A real treat!! :D

Ronda

Friday 11th of April 2014

Oh My! This is gorgeous! Thanks for bringing them over and linking up at the Weekend Social. I hope to see you again next week!

Kelly

Sunday 20th of April 2014

Thank you for inviting me, Ronda! :D