Stuffing Bread Recipe
King Arthur Flour
You may have seen me mention the King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion magazine a time or two.
I’ve made many recipes out of this magazine. My favorite sugar cookie recipe and decorator frosting recipe is in this magazine.
It isn’t a new magazine either. I bought this issue back in 2006. It is packed full of holiday recipes. I pull it out every Christmas when I am baking cookies.
This year as I was flipping through the pages I came across this recipe for “Stuffing Bread”.
Each time I looked through this magazine when I saw this recipe I wanted to make it but never got a chance.
So this year when I was planning my Christmas dinner I decided I was going to make it.
The recipe does double duty. You can bake it and eat it just like you would any home baked bread recipe or you can cut it up and use it to make a bread stuffing if you’d like.
I decided to make it and eat it like you would a regular bread recipe.
I love homemade bread stuffing but I’m really the only one in the family who likes it. Matter of fact no one in my immediate family eats stuffing but me. My sister in-law loves stuffing so I made her a loaf also.
It was so good toasted with butter on it. It’s like eating a slice of stuffing and would be great made into rolls also.
As you may know bread stuffing has onions and celery in it and so does this Stuffing Bread. You saute the onions and celery in the butter.
Now when my mother made her bread stuffing she always added the spices in with the onions and celery. The original recipe from the magazine didn’t do that but I did. It made the house smell wonderful and brought back memories of my mother cooking a turkey for Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner.
I haven’t had good bread stuffing like mom made in years.
While you’re cooking the onions and celery proof your yeast by measuring it into a bowl with warm water.
Put the flour and chicken bouillon powder in your mixing bowl and mix until combined.
Add the egg and yeast water.
Mix on low until combined. It will be very dry. Add the cooked onion and celery to the bowl.
Mix on low. The dough will seem very dry but once the onion and celery start releasing some of their liquids it will come together.
That’s not a very good picture but I wanted to show you just how dry this dough recipe is so you don’t think you did something wrong.
Since this recipe only makes one loaf of bread and I was making a loaf for my sister in-law also I made it twice. For the second batch I added 2 teaspoons of melted butter to the dough at this stage. Both loaves turned out very good. Adding the extra butter helped with the kneading portion of the recipe but from what I could see it really didn’t change the loaves of bread. So if you need to work with a dough that is more pliable because you do not have a Kitchen Aid Mixer to do the kneading for you feel free to add the extra butter.
If you have ever made homemade bread before you will know that this is a very lumpy uneven ball of dough. Much different then you might normally end up with. This is the way the dough turned out because it is a very dry dough.
The first batch of dough is ready to be formed into a loaf and set to rise in the bread pan. Here is the second loaf on the right that still needs to rise for an hour.
Can you see the difference in the texture of the two batches of dough? The second batch had the extra 2 tablespoons of butter added. It is much smoother then the first batch of drier dough.
Bake the bread as directed in the Ziplist recipe below and enjoy!