Christmas Tradition Attempt #2: “Bake-In” Oozy Bread

2190849810_6259360d31Last Christmas we spent in Nashville with some friends and their family. Chad and I were watching Rachael Ray on tv one day and she was making the most amazing looking breakfast/brunch dish. It was called “Bake-In” Oozy Bread. This was a glorious layering of lots of bacon, biscuit, butter and syrup! Well, most apartments have cheap appliances in them, or at least that’s our excuse, and the oven just never baked anything evenly that we tried to cook. So, for Christmas Eve brunch we had some friends over, played some Scrabble, made Mimosas, cut up fresh fruit and hashbrowns, and attempted to make the Oozy Bread. It turned out partly right but mostly dough-y on the inside, and rather burned and crunchy on the outside. =(

So this year we’re hoping to try it again for Christmas Eve. Here’s the ingredients and instructions if you want to attempt it yourself. It sounds oh so yummy!

Try it out and let me know how yours ended up- Burned and crunchy, or perfectly oozy!

“Bake-In” Oozy Bread

Serves 4


  • 1 package bacon, chopped
  • 1 jar or bottle maple syrup (8 ounces)
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 package home-style buttermilk biscuits (8 biscuits), such as Pillsbury brand


    Pre-heat oven to 375°F.

    Place a medium skillet over medium-high heat and add bacon. Cook until crisp, about 8-10 minutes, and reserve.

    Place a small saucepot over medium heat and add the maple syrup and the butter – do not bring up to a boil. Cook until butter is melted, then turn the heat off and reserve.

    Butter or spray a 3-inch x 9-inch loaf pan. Pour a couple tablespoons of the maple/butter sauce in the bottom. Layer three of the biscuits in the bottom of the pan. Tear up one of the biscuits and fill in any open spaces with the pieces. Don’t worry if any still remain, the ooze will fill those in.

    Sprinkle half of the reserved bacon onto of the biscuits and top with about 1/2 cup of the butter/syrup mixture. Place the remaining biscuits on top, sprinkle the rest of the bacon over them and top with the remaining maple sauce.

    Transfer to oven and bake for 25-30 minutes. Remove and immediately turn over onto a serving dish.


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