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Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Tuesday
Dec 16,2008


    3 cups sugar

    1 cup vegetable oil

    3 large eggs

    1 16-ounce can solid pack pumpkin

    3 cups all purpose flour

    1 teaspoon ground cloves

    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    1 teaspoon baking soda

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1/2 teaspoon baking powder

    1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)

 

  Preheat oven to 350F. Butter and flour two 9x5x3-inch loaf pans.

 Beat sugar and oil in large bowl to blend. Mix in eggs and pumpkin.

 Sift flour, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, salt and baking

 powder into another large bowl. Stir into pumpkin mixture in 2

 additions. Mix in walnuts, if desired.

  Divide batter equally between prepared pans. Bake until tester

 inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour 10 minutes.

 Transfer to racks and cool 10 minutes. Using sharp knife, cut around

 edge of loaves. Turn loaves out onto racks and cool completely.

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  • Tuesday
    Dec 16,2008


    3-4 loaves of white bread (or 5 if you like leftovers)

    water

    chicken broth

    insides of the turkey

    2 bunches of celery

    1 or 2 onions

    2 Tablespoon butter

    1/2 tsp. sage

    oysters (optional)

    mushrooms (option)

     

    The night before you want to eat the stuffing, break the bread into small

    pieces (about 1 inch squares) into 2 huge bowls or pots. Let the bread sit

    overnight to dry out. The next day, after you remove the insides of

    turkey, boil them in water in 2/3 qt. sauce pan until cooked (about 20/30

    minutes). Remove insides for later use or discard. Keep water and put

    aside.

     

    Preheat oven to 350F. Chop onion and celery and place into

    food processor until minced. Melt 2-3 tablespoons of butter in large

    saucepan. Saute onion and celery until heated through. Do not brown!

    (Saute mushrooms also at this time if wanted). Depending on how much

    stuffing you want and how much celery and onion you’ve chopped, you may have

    to saute the onion and celery in two parts. Once cooked, pour the

    onion/celery mixture directly over the dried out bread. Pour 1/2 tsp. sage

    over bread/onion/celery mixture. Then take your reserved water and pour

    slowly over bread. The bread will shrink as you do this. Be careful not to

    pour too much water in. Mix thoroughly and smell/taste for perfect

    stuffing. 12.If you need more liquid, open a can of chicken broth and pour

    over bread. If you need more spice, add more sage. If you are using

    oysters, add them now. Once stuffing is of a consistency that it will

    stick together and does not look too dry, do not add more liquid. Either

    stuff in turkey to be baked in oven, or put in 9 x 13 pan. If using

    oysters, it is recommended that you bake the stuffing in a pan so as to

    ensure the oysters will be cooked through. Bake in 350 degree oven for 45

    minutes to an hour. You want the stuffing to have a nice brown crust on top.

     

    P.S. If you are cooking the stuffing in a pan and not inside the turkey, try

    stuffing the turkey with small apples. It smells wonderful and the apples

    have a great flavor when you take them out.

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  • Herbed Bread Chips

    Wednesday
    Jan 2,2008

    Ingredients

    • 1 loaf (16 ounces) French bread
    • 1/2 cup butter, melted
    • 1 teaspoon McCormick Garlic Powder
    • 1 teaspoon McCormick Parsley Flakes
    • 1 teaspoon McCormick Rosemary Leaves
    • 1 teaspoon McCormick Thyme Leaves
    • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Rubbed Sage
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Using an electric knife, slice bread into very thin (1/8-inch thick) slices. Place bread slices in a large mixing bowl.

    2. Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Pour over bread slices; toss well to coat. Spread on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until golden brown and crisp. Store in airtight container up to two weeks.

    Makes 18 servings

    Nutritional Info Per Serving:
    Calories 114, Fat 6 g, Cholesterol 13 mg, Sodium: 224 mg, Carbohydrates 13 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 2 g

    This recipe created by McCormick, Inc.

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  • Crab Bread

    Wednesday
    Jan 2,2008

    Ingredients

    • 1 (7 1/2 oz.) Crab Meat
    • 1/4 lb. Swiss cheese
    • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
    • 1/3 cup sour cream
    • 2 Tbsp. parsley
    • 2 tsp. lemon juice
    • 2 Tbsp. butter
    • 1 loaf French bread
    • 1/4 tsp. garlic salt

    Directions

    Combine Crab Meat, mayonnaise, sour cream, parsley and garlic salt. Slice bread in half lengthwise, spread on butter, cheese slices (trim to fit bread) and Crab mixture and bake at 350 F until lightly browned, about 25 minutes.

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  • Crab and Swiss On French Bread

    Wednesday
    Jan 2,2008

    Ingredients

    • 6 oz. Crab Meat (canned or frozen)
    • 1 loaf French bread
    • 1 cup grated Swiss cheese
    • 1/2 cup sour cream
    • 2 Tbsp. minced green onions
    • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
    • 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/4 tsp. salt
    • 1 (8 1/2 oz.) can water chestnuts, drained

    Directions

    Drain and flake Crab Meat. In small bowl combine Crab, cheese, sour cream, onions, lemon juice, salt and Worcestershire sauce; set aside.

    Slice 10 water chestnuts into thirds; set aside. Chop remaining chestnuts and add to Crab mixture. Preheat oven to 400 F. Slice bread into 1 inch slices. Spoon Crab mixture evenly onto bread and top with 1 slice water chestnuts. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes until bubbly. Serve hot.

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  • PUGLIESE BREAD

    Thursday
    Dec 13,2007

    Ingredients

    • ¼ c Water
    • 1 ¼ ts Yeast
    • 13/16 c Starter (Biga)
    • 2 ¼ c Water
    • 1 tb Salt
    • 1 ts Salt
    • 7 ½ c Flour

    Directions

    Mix water and yeast together. Let stand for 10 mins. Add Biga (starter) and water. Mix until creamy looking. It is not necessary to get rid of strands of starter that occur.
    Add all of the salt. Stir until desolved.
    Add flour. Mix 2-3 minutes (electric mixer) or mix 4-5 minutes (by hand).
    Dough will just barely pull away from sides of bowl. It should be very sticky. Adjust water and/or flour as necessary.
    Let rise in a lightly oiled bowl for 3+ hours, covered tightly with lightly oiled plastic wrap. Dough will triple in volume.
    Divide dough into four parts.
    Roll each part into long strand. Roll up along length, stretching slightly. Turn dough sideways and roll to long string again. Roll up into tight ball, tucking to ends under.
    Let rise 1 hour, covered with towel.
    Pre-heat oven to 450, with pan of water in the oven, about 20 minutes before baking.
    Lightly dust loaves with flour and place on flat cookie sheet.
    Caution: The oven will be steamy when opened.
    Bake with pan of water for 15 minutes. Remove water pan.
    Bake 20 more minutes. Loaf should sound hollow on bottom. On of the best ways to eat this bread is by rubbing a slice with garlic, or sprinkling with crushed fresh garlic or garlic powder. Then drizzle virgin olive oil over the bread. Follow this with a light sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
    Bread dough can be wrapped in plastic at any of the stages before baking and frozen or refrigerated. Unfreeze and allow to thaw completely. This seems to work best if done before the rolling of the individual loaves.
    If stored in refrigerator, allow ample room, as bread will rise in the refrigerator!

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  • Mincemeat Bread

    Thursday
    Dec 13,2007

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups sifted flour
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
    • 4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 3 tablespoons melted shortening
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup prepared, moist mincemeat
    • 1 beaten egg
    • 1/2 cup milk

    Directions

    Combine and sift flour, baking powder and salt.

    Combine egg, milk, sugar, shortening and mincemeat. Add to flour mixture; stir only until dry ingredients are moistened.

    Bake in greased 9 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 4-inch loaf pan for 1 hour at 350 degrees F.

    Let stand 24 hours before cutting.

    Makes one loaf.

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  • Old Fashioned Bread Stuffing

    Thursday
    Dec 13,2007

    Ingredients

    • 3-4 loaves of white bread (or 5 if you like leftovers)
    • water
    • chicken broth
    • insides of the turkey
    • 2 bunches of celery
    • 1 or 2 onions
    • 2 TBSP butter
    • 1/2 tsp. sage
    • oysters (optional) and mushrooms (optional)

    Directions

    The night before you want to eat the stuffing, break the bread into small pieces (about 1 inch squares) into 2 huge bowls or pots. Let the bread sit overnight to dry out.
    The next day, after you remove the insides of turkey, boil them in water in 2/3 qt. sauce pan until cooked (about 20/30 minutes).
    Remove insides for later use or discard. Keep water and put aside.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Chop onion and celery and place into food processor until minced.
    Melt 2-3 tablespoons of butter in large saucepan.
    Saute onion and celery until heated through. Do not brown! (Saute mushrooms also at this time if wanted). Depending on how much stuffing you want and how much celery and onion you’ve chopped, you may have to saute the onion and celery in two parts.
    Once cooked, pour the onion/celery mixture directly over the dried out bread.
    Pour 1/2 tsp. sage over bread/onion/celery mixture.
    Then take your reserved water and pour slowly over bread. The bread will shrink as you do this. Be careful not to pour too much water in.
    Mixture thoroughly and smell/taste for perfect stuffing.
    If you need more liquid, open a can of chicken broth and pour over bread. If you need more spice, add more sage.
    If you are using oysters, add them now.
    Once stuffing is of a consistency that it will stick together and does not look too dry, do not add more liquid.
    Either stuff in turkey to be baked in oven, or put in 9 x 13 pan.
    If using oysters, it is recommended that you bake the stuffing in a pan so as to ensure the oysters will be cooked through.
    Bake in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes to an hour. You want the stuffing to have a nice brown crust on top.

    Note: If you are cooking the stuffing in a pan and not inside the turkey, try stuffing the turkey with small apples. It smells wonderful and the apples have a great flavor when you take them out.

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  • Shortnin’ Bread

    Wednesday
    Dec 12,2007

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • Powdered sugar to dust cooled cookies

    Directions

    In mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add flour by hand, mixing well to form a ball. Roll on lightly floured board. Cut small. Bake on an ungreased sheet for 20-25 minutes at 325º

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  • Yummy Spinach Bread Dip

    Wednesday
    Dec 12,2007

    Ingredients

    • 1 pkg. frozen spinach
    • 1 cup mayonnaise
    • 1 cup sour cream
    • 1 red onion chopped
    • 1 tin water chestnuts
    • 1 pkg. Knorr Swiss Vegetable Soup Mix

    Directions

    Put all ingredients in the food processor or blender and mix. Hollow out a round sourdough loaf or Dutch loaf; pour in the spinach mixture. Heat in 350ºF oven for 20 minutes before serving. Use bread scraps and then the loaf itself for dipping.

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