Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tasty Tuesday Herb Bread!

I looked in several different stores, but I never did find the kind of toasted bread cubes I usually make my turkey dressing with, so I decided to make my own. Then I got the idea to modify this recipe for herb bread from The New Book of Favorite Breads from Rose Lane Farm, (which I've had for so long, I don't think anyone could call it "new" anymore), to make it taste like more like something you'd stuff a turkey with. I won't know until Thursday if this is going to work, but OMG, the bread is awesome, and the loaves are HUGE! I took this picture sitting next to a regular loaf of bread, and you can see how much bigger it is. And as we all know, bigger is better!

Herb Bread 



Directions:

Mix together and let stand until foamy:
2 pkgs yeast  (or 2 Tbsp)
1/2 cup warm water
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp ginger

In a large bowl, mix together:
2 1/2 cups warm water
2 Tbsp sugar
4 tsp instant chicken broth powder
3 cups white whole wheat flour (a modification I made to make it a little healthier)
1/2 cup soft shortening 
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp sage (the original recipe called for summer savory)
1 tsp rosemary

Stir in the yeast mixture and 4 cups white flour and stir until the dough clears the bowl.
Spread 1 more cup of flour on the bread board and knead until you have a smooth, non-sticky dough, adding more flour if necessary. Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk. Knead dough lightly, divide, and shape into loaves. Place in greased pans, cover, and let rise until again until doubled in bulk. This recipe makes two large loaves. (And when I say large, I mean LARGE!) Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 min.

To use for stuffing, cut day-old bread into cubes and spread on a cookie sheet. Bake in a 250 degree oven about 30 min until toasty.

9 comments:

  1. Sounds like it would make a nice wrap for this tasty YD. :)

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  2. Peek a Boo!! I see you!!
    Cheryl, your herb bread looks really good. When I can't locate the toasted stuffing, I go and grab up a couple bags of Herb Flavored Salad Crotons. They're toasted . And the turkey doesn't care what you stuff it with. Just stuff it. Just like the ladies and young gent here. As long as it's fits in the cavity. LOL!!

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  3. I would not mind being stuffed with that. The herb bread does sound tasty. Too bad I just made my dressing last night. There is always next holiday though.

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  4. Come on out, Sweetie! Alicia won't hurt you!

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  5. LOL! I was thinking about stuffing his jeans...

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  6. The bread sounds yummy! I'm going to have to try the recipe soon.

    And--Oh my, I have a weakness for hunks in button-fly jeans :)

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  7. Peek a boo! I see you!! And I want to see more of you!!

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  8. Not sure that bread is going to be around long enough to become turkey stuffing. It's really good...

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  9. The bread looks and sounds very yummy!

    Ooh! I like this peeking pic!

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