Thanksgiving Stuffing Bread

I finally figured something out after 50 + years of making thanksgiving dinners.  Why not flavor the bread you use to make your stuffing?
 This is a no knead bread recipe.  Mix 6 C. of flour, 1/2 tsp. of rapid rise yeast, 3 tsp. salt and 3 T. of diced fresh herbs.  I used parsley, sage rosemary and thyme.  Now you will have that song stuck in your head all day.  Stir in 3 cups of water, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit for 24 hours.  It will look like this the next day.

 I bake this in a long pottery bread baker.  Line it with parchment paper. You can buy these pans from King Arthur Flour.  I use mine constantly.

 Dump the dough into the pan and distribute it evenly.

 Cover with the lid and place it in a cold oven.  Turn the oven on and set the temperature at 450 degrees.  Set the timer for 45 minutes.

 After 45 minutes, remove the lid and lift the bread out of the pan.  Remove the parchment paper and sit the loaf on the oven rack.  Bake it for an additional 30-40 minutes until it reaches an internal temperature of 190 degrees.

 Let it cool on a rack.  Eat some while it is fresh and then keep it in the refrigerator until you are ready to cube it and use it for stuffing.  This is delicious bread.


What a clever idea. BRILLIANT, my dear. Looks scrumptious too.
Mmmmm, I'd eat it just like that. Screw stuffing!
Anonymous said…
wow, looks great , sounds great and my oh my I bet it smells great!
Susie said…
What left-overs?? I am afraid there would never be any...that bread looks too good not to just eat up. You must be a wonderful cook. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
sandra hagan said…
you are kind, creative, and smart!

thanks for this recipe.
Anonymous said…
We don't have thanksgiving here and turkey is surprisingly unpopular so I've never really understold the stuffing thing, is it to give taste to the turkey or the stuffing? :-)

I really only have one memory of turkey when growing up, my mothert bought one for Christmas. I'm not sure how she was thinking because it was obvious that the turkey was way too big for our owen :-) :-) :-) I still remember all the cursing during her tries to chop down the turkey in to pieces so we at least could get something to eat :-) :-)

Have a great day!
Susan said…
Terrific idea! It must smell wonderful, coming out of the oven...
Now I'm remembering that you begin to prepare for Thanksgiving about now..fixing and freezing. I don't have to cook much anymore. The girls do it all. Nice. Making bread that is flavored is great..I never thought of doing that. I mean..never. I buy that (please don't say anything..) but I buy the boxed "Mrs. Cubbison's and make it from that. Awful? LOL