“If you want breakfast in bed … sleep in the kitchen.”
My brother-in-law, Mark, introduced us to this dish during a weekend at our lake house and it proved to be the perfect start for the day. The following Christmas, Mark gave me the cookbook where he’d found the recipe … it is Good Friends Great Tastes by Debbie Meyer. I modified the original recipe just a smidgen and it now looks like this ….
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly brown sausage and drain. While sausage is warm, add cream cheese and stir until cheese is melted and mixture is reamy. Add paprika (use smoked paprika if available). Allow mixture to cool enough to be able to handle it. Separate crescent rolls into two or three rectangles. Using a roller, press dough between sheets of wax paper to make the rectangle larger. Form log of sausage mixture lengthwise down the center of each rectangle. Fold over the long sides of pastry to cover sausage log. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, seam side down. Brush with egg white. Sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake 20 minutes until crust is golden. While warm, slice into 1 1/2 inch slices. I typically prepare these the night before (so I don’t have to get up any earlier the next morning) and wrap each log in wax paper and seal them all in a ziplock bag.