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Anything I can make with Pillsbury French Bread Dough?

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momnivore Sep 25, 2013 01:04 PM

I have 2 tubes of Pillsbury (well, maybe Wegmans brand) french bread dough that have been sitting around in my refrigerator for longer than necessary. Is there anything creative I can do with them other than just make bread/garlic bread? Can I stuff them? If so, with what and how would you adjust cooking time, etc?

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    sunnyskies12 Mar 4, 2014 06:53 PM

    My mom makes a "Brie Wreath" appetizer with them that's really delicious and pretty. Place 1 round of brie on a cookie sheet covered in foil and sprayed with PAM. Arrange 1 package of Pillsbury French Bread dough in a circle around the brie (looks nice if you cut it in half lengthwise and braid it). Sprinkle with brown sugar, pecans and cranberries. Drizzle maple syrup over top. Bake according to bread directions. If it starts to brown too quickly, put foil loosely over the top. To serve, slide wreath unto a serving platter. Enjoy!

    1. THoey1963 Sep 27, 2013 06:48 PM

      How about something like this for the "Big Game":

      http://www.thegunnysack.com/2011/03/e...

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        sandylc Sep 26, 2013 06:06 PM

        Monkey bread.

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          HillJ Sep 28, 2013 11:49 AM

          Monkey bread with caramelized bananas and walnuts

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          G8trDoc Sep 26, 2013 04:41 AM

          This recipe turned out pretty good:
          http://taste-for-adventure.tablespoon...

          The cooking time in the oven may vary. In our oven the allotted 16 minutes wasn't enough to fully cook the bread. Second time around we left it in 5 minutes longer and it was perfect.

          1. KarenDW Sep 25, 2013 10:40 PM

            breadsticks; the thin sort; sprinkle with coarse salt before baking

            1. ipsedixit Sep 25, 2013 08:34 PM

              French toast

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                kitchengardengal Sep 25, 2013 08:07 PM

                You could use them for bierocks. Here's a recipe a coworker gave me years ago (I'm paraphrasing, as I'm not near the recipe right now):

                Brown some ground beef with diced onion, lots of shredded cabbage, a dash of Worchester sauce. Roll out and cut the bread dough into squares, fill with ground beef mixture and a bit of shredded cheddar. Seal and bake. Serve with ketchup mixed with equal quantity of yellow mustard (don't laugh til you've tried it!).

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                  momnivore Sep 26, 2013 03:58 AM

                  That's just the type of idea I was looking for. Something to make a meal out of. I don't eat beef but I think ground turkey would work great. Do I bake at the normal temp and time for the bread or do I need to adjust? Thanks!

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                    chowser Sep 26, 2013 04:30 AM

                    This will help, and give you ideas on what to do:

                    http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/taco...

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                      kitchengardengal Sep 26, 2013 05:00 PM

                      Try 350' for 20-30 minutes, till they are golden brown.
                      Ground turkey will work just fine. Be sure the filling is not too wet, so your dough doesn't get soggy.

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                        momnivore Sep 28, 2013 10:11 AM

                        Thanks. Do you think I could prep this the night before? Obviously if necessary I can make the stuffing the night before and then roll it right before cooking, but do you think I could stuff it and roll is and then put it in the fridge overnight?

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                          kitchengardengal Sep 28, 2013 08:26 PM

                          I'd be afraid the filling would make the dough gummy. Best to prep the filling and portion out your dough the night before, and fill just before baking.

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                            LisaN Sep 28, 2013 09:01 PM

                            I make a similar thing and they reheat well, I'd make them and cook them, i think the stuffing would start leaching out liquid

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