Broccoli Brunch Braid

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Serves: 8-10
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1/2` lb sweet italian sausage (bulk)
2 c frozen broccoli cuts
1 egg, beaten
1 Tbsp flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 c ricotta cheese (i used part-skim)
1 c shredded cheddar
2-3 Tbsp grated parmesan or romano cheese
1/2 Tbsp dried parsley flakes
1/2 container sliced mushrooms
1 can(s) pillsbury crescent rolls (i used seemless)
1 egg white, beaten
1/4 tsp caraway seeds

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Joanne Bellezza-Loughlin Recipe
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Bridgewater, NJ (pop. 114,861)
Member Since Feb 2011
Joanne's notes for this recipe:
I made this recipe this year for our Easter Brunch. Everyone loved it. I found the original recipe on the Pillsbury website but changed it up a bit. It's easy to make, delicious and makes a beautiful presentation.
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Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Brown the sausage in a skillet breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Remove and then saute the mushrooms (you may have to add a little oil to the pan.) Set aside to cool.
Cook the broccoli per directions on package. Drain and set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the egg then whisk in the flour and baking powder. Stir in the cheeses, mushrooms, broccoli and sausage. Season with the parsley.
Roll out crescent rolls to form a 14 x 10 inch rectangle. (If using regular crescent rolls, press perforations and edges to seal.
Place dough on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Spoon the sausage mixture down the center of the rectangle in a 3 1/2 inch strip. Cut the sides of the dough in 1 inch strips up to the sausage mixture. Fold strips up and over the sausage mixture at an angle to give it a braided effect. Brush with the beaten egg white and sprinkle with the caraway seeds.
Bake for 30-35 minutes. Cool 5 minutes then cut into slices. (Be sure your guests see it before you cut it...they will be very impressed ;-)

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user Sherri Logan Williams logansw - Apr 23, 2011
that looks devine! i'm going to include this recipe in my "must make" for my next brunch! thanks. sw:)
user Nikki Schotten lil_spurs76 - Apr 23, 2011
It looks amazing. I am going to make this as well. Thank you Joanne!
user Joanne Bellezza-Loughlin Joannebl - Apr 23, 2011
It really is good. Hope you guys enjoy. Wish I had taken a better picture but I had the whole fam here for brunch and I was rushed. Besides, they already think I'm nuts for taking pictures of all my food. LOL
user Sherri Logan Williams logansw - Apr 23, 2011
my family and friends think i'm nuts also. i have close to 320 pics of my food in my facebook albums. ok, i know it's a sickness, however, they sure enoy my creations. they are so use to me taking my pics b4 it's time to eat. LOL!! sw:)

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