Saturday, May 21, 2011

How to Make a Tuna Salad Sandwich

I like making tuna sandwiches on whole wheat bread. This is a really good recipe.

Pour 3 cups of water into the bowl of your mixer.


Add 2 1/4 tsp. of rapid rise yeast.


Add 1/2 c. sugar.


Add 4 tsp. of granulated lecithin. This helps to keep your bread fresh.


Always store it in the refrigerator tightly sealed.


Add 1/2 c. canola oil.



Add 4 cups of all purpose flour.


Then 1/2 c. of vital wheat gluten.


Add 1 T. of salt.


Add 3-4 c. whole wheat flour.


Knead until you have a smooth dough. I split it in two to make it easier to knead. Place it in a buttered bowl. cover it with plastic wrap and let it rise.


Toast some walnuts in a pan.


Make some hard boiled eggs.


For this recipe I used 3 cans of tuna. Adjust the amount according to how much you want to make. Add some diced celery to the tuna.


Add some salt and pepper.


Add a medium diced onion.


Then add several diced carrots for crunch.


The walnuts give this a special flavor.


Look...I made a bread butt!

Punch the dough down after it has risen.


Divide it into 5 pieces. Place each piece in a buttered loaf pan and let rise until doubled.


Add the chopped hard boiled eggs to the tuna.


Stir in some mayonnaise. Don't use too much. I used about 1/2 cup.


When the loaves have risen, bake them at 375 degrees for about 25-30 minutes.


They should be golden brown. Cool on a rack.


A little lettuce is all you need for the perfect tuna sandwich.
Serve it with some pickles on the side.