My Life In The Kitchen

May 9, 2010

Challah and Meatloaf Sandwhich

Filed under: 52 Weeks of Baking, Baking, Bread, Food, Swap, Swap-Bot — Tags: , , — trinichiqn @ 10:27 pm

Honey Challah Bread with Craisins (although the recipe called for currants) and mini turkey meatloaf.

The Bread:
My camera battery died so I don’t have pictures of everything)

Tip: I learned that the best challahs have a 1:1 ratio of eggs to flour. One egg for every cup of flour.

Mine had 4 cups of flour and 4 eggs or should I say 3 egg yolks and 1 whole egg.

Tip: The best way to get all your honey out of a measuring cup, oil it first.

Good thing my recipe called for oil, I just measured the oil first and then measured the honey. It poured right out.

Tip: Braiding challah takes patience. I don’t have any.

I started off well enough but I went wrong somewhere. I used to be able to do this, back when I now started making bread around 12. I was a little show off, I made big, small, regular loaves with just a top braid. Ahh the days, back then I had the patience and the drive. I used to get up at 3 to knead the dough, go nap for 45 minutes and get up for 1st and 2nd rise then roll out dough to make the best bread for breakfast and lunch sandwiches.

My love for baking was pure and fresh. Bread was my passion and I took the time to make it right.

The Meatloaf

I brought out my arsenal to give this loaf a killer flavour combo. Believe it or not these do actually go together you just have to find the right balance. A little of this and not too much of that.
I would usually add an egg but I skipped that because of all the wet add in I used I felt I had enough binding. To hold it all together the perfect amount of breadcrumbs. I used Parmesan Breadcrumbs but any flavour would do, also cornflakes is a great sub, a little sweet with your savoury.

Tip: Do not overwork your meat. Pre-mix all your mix-in if need be then add you meat.

My turkey meatloaf recipe is actually a very modified version of a recipe I received from a swapee. Her recipe for Baked Meatballs is on my recipe page.

My sandwich was delicious and a perfect lunch.

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