insideKENT Magazine insideKENT Issue 68 Nov 2017 - Page 106

FOOD+DRINK A Make-ahead CHRISTMAS cont. Sage Stuffing This stuffing is not only delicious (especially when roasted inside your Christmas turkey), but it can be made weeks in advance – all you need to do is add water and a few pats of butter to serve. Serves: 12 106 Ingredients: Method: • 1 1/2 cups cubed thick wholemeal bread • 1 1/2 cups cubed thick white bread • 1 tbsp dried parsley flakes • 3 chicken bouillon cubes • 1/4 cup dried onion flakes • 1 tsp celery salt • 1 tsp thyme • 1 tsp black pepper • 1 1/2 tsp sage 1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Bake bread 8-10 minutes until just brown. Let cool. 2. Mix bread crumbs, crumbled bouillon cubes and all herbs/seasonings. 3. Store in an airtight container or freezer bag until ready to use. 4. To prepare: Put stuffing mixture into a large bowl. Add 1 1/2 cups boiling water and 4 tbsp melted butter – stir thoroughly until all breadcrumbs have absorbed water (add more water 1 tbsp at a time if needed). Serve immediately, or stuff turkey using turkey cooking method.