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.