Thanksgiving Leftover Bread

Thanksgiving Leftover Bread

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This bread is delicious with a little mayo, some cranberry sauce, and some sliced roasted turkey breast (salt and peppered to taste). It's even better with leftover turkey if you have it.

"I submitted this recipe, it is fantastic and it makes your house smell heavenly as it cooks (just like thanksgiving). It also makes really nice toast. This is a really fun treat especially around the holidays."

- melarky

Ingredients

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1 cup Water; Warm
2 1/4 teaspoon Yeast
1 teaspoon White Sugar
3 cups Flour; May need a little more or less depending on your dough
2 tablespoons Instant Dry Milk Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Chicken Granules Bouillon; Optional, but add 1/2 t. more salt if you omit this
1/3 cup Yellow Cornmeal
1 tablespoon Gluten; Optional, but gives a better texture if you have it, you can also omit this if you use bread flour instead of all-purpose flour
5 teaspoons Dried Onion Flakes
1 1/2 teaspoons Celery Seed
3/4 teaspoon Poultry Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Rubbed Sage
1/2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
1 large Egg
1 tablespoon Butter or Margarine; Softened
2 tablespoons Honey; Can use brown sugar instead if you prefer

Original recipe makes 8 Servings

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Preparation

Start by putting 1 teaspoon of sugar in 1 cup of water that is the temperature you would use to wash a small child’s hands. Add your yeast to the water, and mix with a clean spoon, set aside and allow the yeast to activate (start to foam a little) while you prepare the dry ingredients.

Next, in a big mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of flour, instant milk, salt, chicken stock granules, cornmeal, gluten, dried onion flakes, celery seed, poultry seasoning, rubbed sage, and pepper. Once it’s mixed well, add the butter, eggs, honey, and yeast water. Mix until all ingredients are combined. Continue to add flour 1/2 cup at a time until dough forms (you want your dough to still be a little sticky at this point because more flour will be incorporated during the kneading process).

Let the dough rest for 10 minutes. In a microwave safe bowl large enough to allow your dough to double in size, spray with cooking spray. Place your dough into the bowl, making sure to turn the dough in the bowl to coat the entire outside of the dough with the cooking spray from the bowl. Place in your microwave along with a small glass of water (the water makes sure the dough doesn’t get too dry), and microwave for 30 seconds. Check to see if the dough is warm, if it is not warm to the touch, microwave for an additional 10 seconds. Continue this process until the dough is warm to the touch (not hot, if you microwave it too much, it will kill the yeast). Let it rest until it is doubled in size (about 20 – 30 minutes), then punch down dough and form into a ball again, and microwave for 15 seconds. Check to see if the dough is warm, if it is not warm to the touch, microwave for an additional 10 seconds. Continue this process until the dough is warm to the touch (just like before). Once it is warm again, let rest until doubled in size again (about 10 – 20 minutes), then punch down dough.

NOTE: If you live in higher altitudes, you have to let the dough rise 3 times and punch down 3 times before shaping it into a loaf for a good texture.

Once the dough has risen and been punched down the appropriate amount of times for your altitude, you are ready to shape it into a loaf. After punching it down the last time turn the oven to 200* F and begin to shape it into a log shaped loaf the length of your loaf pan. Lightly grease your loaf pan and place the loaf into the pan (pulling the loaf tight to one side of the pan, this allows for a more even rising and evenly baked loaf of bread). Once the oven is preheated to 200* F, place the dough into the oven for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, remove bread from oven, and turn oven to 375* F. Allow the dough to rise on the counter while the oven preheats. Once the highest part of the loaf has risen to 3 3/4? – 4? from the bottom of the pan, stick it in the oven and bake for 25 – 30 minutes. You may need to put foil over the bread half way through if the top is browning too fast.

Once it’s finished baking (tap the top of the loaf with your thumb nail, it should sound hollow if it's finished baking), pull it out of the oven and remove it from the bread pan and place on a wire rack to cool (I usually just stick it across the bread pan perpendicular to cool, whatever works best for you, but you have to let it cool out of the pan otherwise the inside will turn doughy). Brush the top of the loaf with margarine or butter, then allow it to cool 15 – 20 minutes before cutting into it (again, if you cut into it too soon, it will turn doughy).

This recipe was originally a bread machine recipe, so you could make it in that, or with a mixer too if you don’t want to knead by hand. This bread is delicious with a little mayo, some cranberry sauce, and some sliced roasted turkey breast (salt and peppered to taste). If you have left over turkey, it’s even better with that.

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This bread makes such tastey sandwhiches! photo by melarky melarky

We use an electric knife to cut the whole loaf into slices after if cools down, and then store it in a bread bag like a store bought loaf, it works great and you get nice even slices. photo by melarky melarky

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I submitted this recipe, it is fantastic and it makes your house smell heavenly as it cooks (just like thanksgiving). It also makes really nice toast. This is a really fun treat especially around the holidays.
melarky 4 years ago
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