Thursday, December 26, 2013

Mozzarella Biscuits

When I was at HyVee this week, I picked up some Mozzarella pearls thinking I would make something new with them.  I have been talking about making some homemade bread but found this recipe and though I’ll let Pillsbury do most of the work for me.  You could do it with homemade biscuits if you like.  It will be a nice dish on your New Year’s buffet. 

2 cans (10 ct. each) Pillsbury refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
20 fresh mozzarella pearls (or you can cut up fresh mozzarella into pieces) 
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 cup marinara sauce

Heat oven to 425°F. Spray 13 x 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Separate each can of dough into 10 biscuits; flatten each biscuit into thin round. Place 1 piece of cheese in the center of each round. Fold the edges up and over the cheese; pinch to seal. Place biscuits, seam sides down, in baking dish.

In small bowl, beat egg and water. Lightly brush tops of biscuits with egg mixture. Sprinkle with basil or garlic powder or both.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

In small microwavable bowl, microwave marinara sauce on high about 1 minute or until warmed. Serve warm biscuits with marinara sauce for dipping.

Variation – Add a piece of pepperoni with the cheese and wrap in bread dough.  You can also sprinkle a little Parmesan cheese with the pepperoni and mozzarella for even more flavor.     

The next couple of days, I’ll share a few more appetizer recipes with you for New Year’s Eve.

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.  Have a great Thursday.  Be happy and may God bless you and yours.  

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