Monday, November 20, 2017

Tiny Turkey Shaped Rolls

So with the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, a lot of Thanksgiving recipes are hitting my Facebook feed. One attracted my attention: 6 Fool-Proof Ways to Shape Store-Bought Bread Dough into Holiday Table Showstoppers

The breads were really unique. I was enchanted with the Tiny Turkey Shaped Rolls. While out shopping, I added 2 tubes of the Pillsbury French bread to the carriage. One to try before Thursday and one for Thursday. The plan would be if the test batch didn't turn out quite right, I'd just bake the other tube of dough per instructions on the packaging.

Sadly, the directions for these breads are similar to directions given to contestants on the Great British Baking Show when they have to recreate one of Mary Berry's or Paul Hollywood's recipes. That is minimalist. No baking temperature or baking time.

To bake the French loaf, the temperature was to be set at 350o F. So that's what I used. The dough was supposed to be rolled out and cut into triangles. Easier said than done. The bread was to be laid in a mini-muffin pan with the long point of the triangle sticking up and resting on top of the pan. Four slashes were to be cut into the wide end of the triangle to form the turkey feathers. I couldn't find my mini-muffin pan. The muffin pan I have was too deep, but Ma had given me her muffin pan when I first got married. It's a lot smaller than today's standard size muffin pans so worked out okay. I baked the turkeys for 15 minutes.

My test flock didn't turn out too bad. They sort of look like turkeys if you squint your eyes and tilt your head. The recipe called for brushing the turkeys with an egg wash. I'll skip that step next time as some of the egg wash ran to the bottom of the muffin cup and a couple of the turkeys got stuck to the pan.

Fortunately for me, we'll be celebrating the holiday with just the four of us. No worries about company. My crew won't care if the house isn't clean, the meal is served on a paper plate, or the turkey shaped rolls look a little wonky.

14 comments:

  1. Those turkey dough birds look great. Good idea to keep the celebration low key and have time to enjoy yourselves without stress and hassle. Hugs, Valerie

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    1. The rolls are cut and will be a fun addition to the table.

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  2. These are fun. I like they look like turkeys. I guess we'll see you applying for the Great British Baking show for the new season? :) Happy new week CJ! Hugs-Erika

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    1. Only if it's a the Half-Assed Baking Show! :-D

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  3. They are fantastic! Love them, so cool! I will have to try. If I get your results, I will be delighted!

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  4. WOW, I think they look exactly like turkeys. GREAT job. And I didn't even have to squint, either!

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  5. So adorable!! Well done CJ!!! Thanks for sharing that they tasted good!

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    1. They were a hit at Thanksgiving dinner. Even though the girlies are grown-up, they still like fun with food.

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