Herbed Biscuit Breakfast Sandwiches

Biscuits have been hankering to be painted up for a long time. Them, with their short ingredient list and blank canvas. So today, when deciding what to make the kids for breakfast, I had all sorts of plum-filled visions in my head, thanks to the likes of food bloggers who have gone before, creating all sorts of clever additions to your basic biscuit recipe. I’ve oogled over these Bacon Cheddar Biscuits from my Jaime-friend at Sophistimom, and Flaky Biscuits with Cheddar and Ham from brilliant Katie at GoodLifeEats, and Garlic Cheddar Biscuits from beautiful Gina at SkinnyTaste. I happen to think fellow Babble writer, Jaime Morrison Curtis of Prudent Baby fame made a batch of the prettiest biscuits even when she concocted this  Bacon Cheddar & Chive version.  There’s something lovely about a biscuit with kick. Just lovely.

Keeping that in mind, I kicked a batch full of ho-hum biscuits into high gear today when I tossed in handfuls of fresh herbs, and then stuffed them with all sorts of lovely things like ham and fresh tomatoes and a white cheddar sauce. This makes for a snappy, fresh breakfast that is, according my children’s biscuit-stuffed statements “mmumsft blefftst bskksut ebberst.”

Which I think is something akin to the best breakfast ever. But, don’t quote me on that.


Herbed Biscuit Breakfast Sandwiches


1 stick butter, grated
2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
2 tablespoons each fresh chopped chives, parsley, and dill

1/2 pound sharp white cheddar cheese, grated
4 tablespoons cream
1/2 pound black forest ham, sliced thin
1 ripe tomato, sliced


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Pop your stick of butter into the freezer for a few minutes before making these biscuits. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Remove the butter from the freezer and, use a cheese grater to grate the butter into the flour. Work the butter into the flour mixture with a fork, until the flour mixture resembles fine crumbs. Make a well in the center of the flour. Pour the buttermilk and herbs into the well then use a fork to stir the mixture together just until the dough begins to follow the fork around the bowl. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured wooden cutting board. Knead three or four times, then press the dough into a 1" thick rectangle and cut eight even, square shaped biscuits with a knife. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 16-18 minutes, or until golden brown.

In a small saucepan, heat the cheese and cream until melted. Slice warm biscuits in half. Top with ham, melted cheese sauce, and a tomato slice. Serve with a tall glass of orange juice and enjoy!

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16 Responses to “Herbed Biscuit Breakfast Sandwiches”

  1. 1

    Cookbook Queen on April 26, 2011 at 6:36 am Reply


    There, I said it!! :)

    I am starving now.

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    Heather Hands on April 26, 2011 at 10:41 am Reply

    These look delicious – minus the ham (I’m a veg)

    • Brooke replied: — April 26th, 2011 @ 7:13 pm

      Even without the ham…delish!

  3. 3

    Katrina on April 26, 2011 at 12:39 pm Reply

    This sandwich looks amazing. I’m especially “dazzled” by the herbed biscuits. YUM!

  4. 4

    Jennifer (Savor) on April 26, 2011 at 7:17 pm Reply

    nom-nom, munch-munch. Can’t say much more as my mouth is full

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    mangiabella on April 26, 2011 at 8:19 pm Reply

    yum – I love jazzed up biscuits, there really is no limit but the imagination when it comes to clever combos – this is top notch bella

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    Kristy on April 26, 2011 at 8:49 pm Reply

    oh yuuuuuuuum!

    nice idea ;)

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    cooking rookie on April 26, 2011 at 8:56 pm Reply

    wow, that’s what I need now, even though it’s not breakfast time, wonderful sandwich :-). I bet the buttermilk and chives in the biscuits go reallly welll with the cheese, cream and ham. Thnaks for sharing – a very inspirational recipe :-). Stumbled :-)

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    Julie on April 26, 2011 at 9:06 pm Reply

    Now I want it to be morning! (Tummy rumble..)

    • Brooke replied: — April 26th, 2011 @ 9:51 pm

      Oh whatevs, Julie. As if you don’t have a thousand delicious recipes simmer at your house by morning time. I want to be THERE for breakfast! Yumma!

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    Heather at Multiply Delicious on April 26, 2011 at 9:33 pm Reply

    Oh yum! You had me at biscuit! Now for the weekend to get here so I can make these delights for the fam. The perfect weekend breakfast.

    • Brooke replied: — April 26th, 2011 @ 9:50 pm

      Yes! This would be the puuurfect weekend breakfast! Perfect, I say!

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    Beth on April 26, 2011 at 9:56 pm Reply

    Those little sammys look sooooo tasty!

    So, i’ve been meaning to ask…what brand of white whole wheat flour do you use?

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    Maria on April 27, 2011 at 7:53 am Reply

    I love the addition of herbs!

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    Jenn@eatcakefordinner on April 29, 2011 at 6:44 pm Reply

    These sound soooo yummy. I love the idea of adding herbs to the biscuits.

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    Nerissa Smades on April 20, 2013 at 8:25 pm Reply

    The introduction of the baking of processed cereals including the creation of flour provided a more reliable source of food. Egyptian sailors carried a flat, brittle loaf of millet bread called dhourra cake, while the Romans had a biscuit called buccellum.:

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