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Dec 23, 2011 11:57 PM

My stuffing is too loose

This is my first time making stuffing. I followed a recipe from:

The mixture tastes fine, but is very loose. I was under the impression that stuffing was supposed to be moist. I suspect that it may be because I used Progresso plain bread crumbs instead of toasting them cruming the bread myself, but I am not sure.

Should it be loose? If not, is there a way I can moisten it before I serve it with Christmas lunch tomorrow?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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  1. If you're making it inside a bird of some sort (not recommended but many people still do) then it'll pick up some moisture from the bird drippings -- that's the whole point of actual stuffing.

    If you're making it in a separate dish, then just add some stock and drippings from the Turkey before baking. The recipe is odd in that it doesn't include any moisture for the stuffing, so you will need to add some, I think. It's also unusual in that it calls for breadcrumbs rather than cubed bread, so I'm a little unclear what they're going for here.

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    1. re: acgold7

      Thanks so much. I was really worried that I'd messed it up. It is for a chicken. I can't get turkey over here in Taiwan (not conveniently, anyway).

      1. re: zlick37

        English stuffing recipes use breadcrumbs rather than the dried cubes we're used to on this side of the ocean, but in that bbc recipe it looks like the crumbs are simply sauteed with the other ingredients before serving - looks odd to me.