Recipe: Sweet & Savory Mini Breakfast Pastries

Breakfast is happy to see you!

This past weekend, the boy and I tried our hand at mini breakfast pastries – specifically, mini sausage rolls and fruit danishes. It was, without doubt, a rousing success. These things are YUMMY. So I thought I’d share the recipes for each today on the blog. 🙂 They seem pretty easily adaptable: you can use any kind of fruit jam you like for the danishes, and I imagine substituting a different meat in place of the pork sausage in the rolls would also work. I hope you enjoy!

All of the ingredients for both types of pastries.



Mini Sausage Rolls

The Savory – Mini Sausage Rolls

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (8oz.) crescent roll dough
  • 1/4 lb. cooked pork sausage
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. dried parsley flakes
  • Cooking spray/preferred method of greasing a baking sheet

Directions

  1. Unroll the dough, and separate into 4 rectangles (do not break into triangles). Seal up the perforations that would make the triangles by pressing the dough together. Cut each sealed rectangle in half to make 8 squares of dough.
  2. Combine the sausage, cheddar, cream cheese, and parsley. Divide among the squares of dough.
  3. Fold up the four corners of each square around the filling; twist and press to seal.
  4. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 375°F for 14-16 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. Enjoy!
Sealing up the triangle seams
The filing, all blended together.
Putting them together.
Folded and on the baking sheet.



Mini Fruit Danish

The Sweet – Mini Fruit Danishes

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (8oz.) crescent roll dough
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar (for filling) and 1/2 cup (for frosting)
  • 2 tsp. milk
  • Your preferred flavor(s) of fruit jam (we used strawberry, and mixed berry – did 4 of each)
  • Parchment paper

Directions

  1. Unroll the dough, and separate into 4 rectangles (do not break into triangles). Seal up the perforations that would make the triangles by pressing the dough together. Cut each sealed rectangle in half to make 8 squares of dough. (same exact step #1 as the savory rolls – see pic above for sealing dough)
  2. Beat the cream cheese with the 1/4 cup of confectioners’ sugar; spread 1 Tbsp. diagonally across each square of dough. Top with 1 Tbsp. of jam.
  3. Fold 2 opposite corners of dough over the filling and pinch to seal.
  4. Bake on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet at 375°F for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. Combing remaining 1/2 cup of confectioners’ sugar with the milk. Drizzle over danishes.
  6. Enjoy!
The filling for the danishes.
Assembling the danishes.

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