That stuff in the box will have nuthin’ on you when you make your own stuffing with an already seasoned, herb filled homemade bread!
This bread not only makes great stuffing, but how about an open faced turkey sandwich with gravy, or a leftover turkey sandwich… I might be on to something
Wanna make it?
Let’s do it, here’s what you’ll need
Now if you need detailed instructions on how to make bread, refer to this post. White Bread
Get that yeast, warm water, and sugar going in a mixing bowl. Give it a chance to get all foamy.
Add the first 3 cups of flour, poultry seasoning, oil, and salt.
Beat to combine.
Add enough of the remaining flour to form a soft supple dough, yes I said supple, now get your mind out of the gutter! Knead for 10-15 minutes until smooth and elastic.
Place in oiled bowl smooth side down and flip to expose oiled surface.
See, told ya it was supple….
Let rise until double in bulk. Then punch down and divide into two equal pieces and place into 2 standard 9×5 loaf pans that have been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
Cover and let rise again until the dough fills the pans and just peeks over the top.
Now preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Place the loaves in a preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown all over.
Immediately remove from pan and let cool
There you have it, nicely seasoned stuffin’ bread!
- 6-7 cups all purpose flour or bread flour
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 tablespoons poultry seasoning (salt free)
- 2 1/4 cups lukewarm water
- 4 1/2 teaspoons yeast (2 packets)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, melted butter or vegetable oil
Now here is how you can make a simple stuffing out of this.
Take 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter and melt in a deep saute pan and and add 1 small chopped onion, and 2 stalks of celery.
add 1/4 tsp pepper and 1 teaspoon of salt.
Cook on medium low until the onions and celery are very soft, 5-10 minutes.
Add 9 cups of the cubed stuffing bread.
Hey look it’s that bread you made!
toss the cubes with the butter and vegetables.
and add just enough chicken broth to make everything moist, tossing the mixture, you don’t want to mush it up too much. Add just enough to moisten, it will take more or less broth depending on how fresh or dry the bread is. If you are going to stuff a bird, you will want it a little drier, baking in a pan, just a little more moist.
here you go, homemade stuffing! This is enough to stuff a 10 pound turkey. Feel free to double the recipe for a bigger turkey.