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Sep 25, 2013 01:04 PM

Anything I can make with Pillsbury French Bread Dough?

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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  1. 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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    1. re: kitchengardengal

      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!

        1. re: momnivore

          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.

          1. re: kitchengardengal

            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?

            1. re: momnivore

              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.

              1. re: momnivore

                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

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

            1. This recipe turned out pretty good:

              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. re: sandylc

                  Monkey bread with caramelized bananas and walnuts