The Breakfast Bake

We made ‘The Bake’ at the shop daily for years. It was available until we ran out. The Bake is an adaptation of a Christmas breakfast tradition at the Luck household. Most of the work is done in advance so feeding a hungry family breakfast requires little work in the morning; allowing everyone to participate in family activities.

We no longer make this but hope you will make and enjoy at home for family gatherings:

You will need

  • 6×9 Pyrex pan – BUTTERED
  • Butter (for pan)
  • ½ CUP Bisquick
  • 3 CUPS Snowville Whole Milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 link Kielbasa sausage
  • 12 oz (¾ pound) cheddar cheese cubed
  • 1 box (4.2 oz) Dry hash brown potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dry onion

Preparation (at least one day before cooking)

  1. coat Pyrex pan with butter
  2. cube cheddar and Kielbasa
  3. shred cheese or crumble in blender with two tablespoons of the measured Bisquick (not additional Bisquick) to prevent a sticky mess.
  4. in the buttered pan – layer ½ the potatoes then ½ the cheese then ½ Kielbasa then remaining potatoes then remaining cheese – save remaining Kielbasa for blender.
  5. Blend milk, eggs, salt, pepper, remaining Kielbasa, and onion and pour over layers in pan
  6. Cover pan with foil shiny side down, lid, refrigerate 24 hours.

Cooking directions

  1. remove lid from pan, leave foil on.
  2. cook 30 minutes @ 400 degrees
  3. remove foil and continue cooking @ 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until firm – shaking does not cause a jiggle.
  4. cool for 10 minutes & cut into 8 even pieces.