These little bites are perfect for your next brunch as an appetizer when guests arrive or made ahead for an easy breakfast on the go.
I go to a bible study on Tuesdays and made these for the ladies, they were a hit. I am not a morning person so I bake the biscuits and scramble the eggs the night before. The morning of, I assemble them and warm them in a 350 degree oven for about 5-10 minutes.
One thing I want to point out is that I use spelt flour in this recipe instead of traditional all purpose flour. Why does this matter? Spelt is an ancient grain flour that is high in vitamins and minerals and highly water soluble, making it easier to digest. I use it in place of white or wheat flour for its health benefits and I think it gives the biscuits a light, airy texture. Win-win!
- 1 cup spelt flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter
- 6 sprigs or 1 teaspoon thyme leaves, minced
- 2 1/2 teaspoons chives, minced
- hearty pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded, divided
- 3 eggs
- 1 Tablespoons heavy cream or milk
- 4 slices black forest ham, cut into quarter sized squares
- 4 slices swiss cheese, sliced thin (such as Gruyere)
- 1 Tablespoon Lake Kitchen All purpose seasoning (or whatever one you have in our pantry)
- Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cream of tarter, thyme, chives salt and pepper.
- Pour in melted butter, milk and 2 Tablespoons parmesan cheese. With a spoon mix until incorporated.
- Scoop into 12 even balls (a little smaller than a golf ball) on to a parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle remaining parmesan over the tops.
- Bake for 6-8 minutes.
- While the biscuits are baking, crack eggs into a small pan and whisk in cream. Turn heat onto medium and allow to cook stirring often until eggs are cooked.
- Once biscuits are done, cut them in half horizontally and place the bottoms on the baking sheet, reserve the tops.
- Put a penny sized ball of eggs on each bottom biscuit. Top with a few squares of ham and cheese and generously sprinkle with seasoning.
- Place under your broiler until cheese melts. Place tops on and serve.
You can also use all purpose flour. You can also easily double the recipe for large groups.
Make eggs and biscuits up to 2 days before. If you want them for a quick breakfast throughout the week just warm the whole biscuit for a few seconds in the microwave.
20 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time