Braiding bread is today’s lesson and wow was this fun. Really in the end, who gives a steaming pile of poo what it looks like, it’s all about how it tastes! But kids, please try your best while playing with dinner. Or breakfast. Or 4th meal because no one needs Taco Bell that late.
Now let me start by saying there is absolutely no need for the worcestershire and the mustard to be in this line up. I was still dreaming of the corned beef grilled cheese from this weekend. Also I doubled this recipe, feel free to proceed how you wish. Oh and special shout out to http://deliscrumptousdessertdiva.wordpress.com/ for suggesting I add chicken. This would not have been the same without it.
2 pounds frozen broccoli
1/4 cup slivered almonds
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 parmesan cheese
salt n pepa to taste
1/2 cup olive oil (May need more)
2 10 inch loaves of Pillsbury Simply Rustic French Bread
1 pre-roasted chicken – yes I’m taking the easy way out tonight. Remove the skin and you won’t feel so guilty.
First, thaw the broccoli in a bowl of warm water for 5 to 10 minutes. Look at that green! Pat dry with a towel and place in food processor.
Add almonds, garlic, salt n pepa and cheese.
Add in olive oil while food processor is on. If needed, add more oil to bring ingredients together. I think I ended up using an extra 1/4 cup.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Open bread. Now originally, this was supposed to unwind into a magical square. Yeah that didn’t happen! So I had to flour the counter and attempt to roll out this elastic ball. Do you like my “square”?
Glob the green goo on the center of the “square”.
Add the chicken.
Cut strips on the bread.
Here is where you must choose your destiny. Either stop slicing here, or remove a section at every other part. In fact, fast forward to the bottom before you decide.
Or use all the strips for the braid.
Place on greased baking sheet. Don’t you agree the top one looks better? Plus you get extra bread to munch on so how can this be a bad thing?
Bake for 25 minutes until gooey and golden brown.
Slice and serve warm.