Saturday, 2 April 2016

Breakfast Sausages

Breakfast Sausages

Ingredients:

1 Pound Ground Pork (a small percentage should be high in fat, like pork belly)
2 Teaspoons Salt
1 Teaspoon Pepper
1 Teaspoon Sage
1 Teaspoon Thyme
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Rosemary
2 Teaspoons Brown Sugar
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg

Instructions:

Allow ground pork to sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.

In a medium bowl add the ground pork, salt, pepper, sage, thyme, rosemary, sugar and nutmeg. Mix thoroughly.

Shape meat mixture into small balls and press into flat disks. Cover in wax paper or plastic wrap and freeze until ready to serve.

To serve, heat a skillet over medium heat, fry 3-5 minutes per side until golden brown and cooked through.

Enjoy!

Notes:

You can do more traditional sausage and put this mixture into casings and form links, but I like my morning round sausage and so that is how I wrote it.

Apple Crisp Cheesecake

Apple Crisp Cheesecake

Ingredients:

Crust

1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Graham Cracker or vanilla cookie crumbs
3/4 Cup Rolled Oats
1/2 Cup Melted Butter

Cheesecake Layer

3 Bricks Cream Cheese(8 ounces each)
1 Egg
2 Tablespoons Flour
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup White Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Allspice

Topping

2-3 Peeled and thinly sliced apples
1/4 Cup Rolled Oats
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
2 Tablespoons Melted Butter

Instructions:

Thoroughly grease a 9X13 inch baking dish. If desired, also coat in a thin layer of white sugar to ensure finished dessert comes out easily.

Allow eggs and cream cheese to stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Crust

To prepare crust, mix together sugar, oats, and crumbs in a large bowl. Melt the butter and drizzle over top. Mix together into a very crumbly blend. Press crumbly mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Press the crust up the sides of the baking dish slightly, and try to get the bottom thin and even.

Bake crust in preheated oven for 5 minutes.

Keep the oven on!

Cheesecake Layer

In a large bowl cream the cream cheese with electric beaters for about 3 minutes. Add in the egg, flour, sugar and spices. Cream until everything is blended smooth. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the crust and carefully spread in an even layer.

Topping

Arrange the thinly sliced apples over top of the cheesecake layer.

In a small bowl mix together the flour, oats, sugar and cinnamon. Melt the butter and drizzle over top. Blend into a crumble. Spread the crumble over top of the apple slices.

Bake the entire dessert uncovered for 40-50 minutes. The center of the cheesecake shouldn't feel wiggly anymore when it is cooked through.

Let cool for 30 minutes- an hour on a rack, then cover and chill for at least one hour to fully set the cheesecake. Keep chilled until ready to serve.

Enjoy!