Sunday, November 16, 2014

Turkey Cheese Bread

1 Tbsp yeast
1 cup warm water
1 Tbsp honey
2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp olive oil or canola oil
3 cups flour
1 Tablespoon butter
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, optional

Start by dissolving the yeast with the warm water. Add the honey. Let sit for a couple of minutes, until the mixture starts to bubble. 

Add the salt, oil, and 1 cup of flour. Stir with a wooden spoon. Slowly add the remaining flour. Knead with the hook attachment on your mixer for about 8 minutes. If you don't have a mixer, knead on a lightly-floured surface for 8-10 minutes. 
Grease the mixing bowl, cover with a towel, and let rise for about an hour in a warm location(or until doubled). I warm my oven by setting it to 170 degrees for 30 seconds. I then turn the oven off and place the dough in the warm oven. 
When doubled, punch the dough down and place on a lightly floured surface. I grabbed a handful of the dough and rolled it out into a circle for the body of the turkey. Then I rolled out the head and neck. I took a little ball of dough and made that into the legs. I used food scissors to cut little slits for the talons. Then I rolled out dough for the feathers. (There was extra dough left, so I made a small size pizza with that dough.) 

I covered the dough with some butter and olive oil. Then I sprinkled on garlic salt. The final step is to add the cheese. I added some cheddar cheese to give it a little color. 

Bake at 475 degrees for about 15 minutes. Dip in ranch or pizza sauce.