In Preparation for my own Christmas Dinner I have been searching for some new recipes. I came across this one from www.realsimple.com. I felt it was perfect as I love to feature showcase The Bakery Baskets products into other foods and It will be a great use of any leftover sourdough I might have (not that there usually is).

The Ingredients are as follows:

  • 1 small sourdough loaf 500 Grams approx
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, plus more for the pan
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oven to 150° C. Spread the bread in a single layer on 2 rimmed baking sheets. Bake, tossing once, until dry, 30 to 40 minutes; transfer to a large bowl. Increase oven temperature to 190° C.

Step 2

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the celery, onions, 1 & a 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in the sage. Transfer to the bowl with the bread. Add 1 set of mix-ins (Bacon, sausage, Pecan and Thyme or Pine Nut, Raisin, and Parsley), if desired.

Step 3

Combine 2 1/2 cups of the broth and the eggs in a medium bowl. Add to the bowl with the bread and vegetables. Let sit, tossing occasionally, until the liquid is absorbed, 5 to 10 minutes. (Add up to 1/2 cup more broth if needed; the stuffing should feel moist but not have any standing liquid in the bottom of the bowl.)

Step 4

Transfer the stuffing to a buttered 8-inch square baking dish. Cover with foil. Bake until heated through, 30 to 35 minutes. Uncover and bake on the top rack until the top is browned and crisp, 30 to 40 minutes more.