Okay, I have a new favorite way to use up leftovers. Janelle has said repeatedly how wonderful it is, but like bagels, I thought it might be too hard. Really, all I can say is the more I try, the easier things are to make/bake. Here is the recipe I used for my bread:
Mix 2 1/4 cups flour with 1 Tbsp sugar, 1 tsp salt and 1 Tbsp instant yeast. Stir in 1 cup warm water and 1 Tbsp olive oil. Mix in enough of 1 more cup of flour to make a soft dough (I probably only used 1/2 cup more). Knead.
Roll out to a 10 X 14 rectangle ON YOUR BAKING SHEET. Put your filling on the middle third of the dough. In my case, I put a layer of American cheese, a layer of bbq pork and another layer of cheese. Cut the outer thirds into 1 inch strips equally on both sides. Alternating sides, criss cross over the filling. Cover with a towel and let rise 25 minutes. Bake 400 degrees for 25 minutes. I brushed butter over the top after baking to keep it soft. You could literally fill this with anything. I am thinking a Reuben-esque filling with sauerkraut, corned beef, Swiss cheese and thousand island dressing would be really good; so would meatballs and spaghetti sauce; so would turkey, gravy and stuffing....the possibilities are endless.
Tasty Tuesday is here.
Tempt your tummy Tuesday is here.
Tuesdays at the table are here.
$5 Dinner Challenge is here. P.S. I am getting up at 6am tomorrow to attempt homemade maple bars; wish me luck! If they turn out, you will see them here soon, otherwise, well, you know what happened.