All Star Thanksgiving Menu
Thanksgiving menu makes our mouth water. Without the Thanksgiving menu, there is no enjoyment to the Thanksgiving celebration. The menu of Thanksgiving is really scrumptious and lip smacking. It includes the main course which is turkey, side dishes such as smashed potatoes, corn, bread, cranberry sauce and the chief attraction desserts such as the traditional pumpkin pie, apple pie, pastries etc. the Thanksgiving menu has gone a vast change. People in the ancient times used to gather together and have a small feast which usually consisted of venison, few wild berries, water cress and dessert which was boiled pumpkin. Now, times have changed and so is the Thanksgiving menu. Food technology has advanced to a much higher level and people are experimenting with the recipes like never before.
All star Thanksgiving menu In this article, we will have a look at different types of Thanksgiving bread recipes. The emphasis will be on the breads section. Though, one can easily get readymade good quality fresh breads from the nearest market, there is other joy in trying it at home and serving to your loved ones on the auspicious day of Thanksgiving. Let us check the yummy Thanksgiving recipes. Cooking genius such as Alton Brown, Ina Garten, Paula Deen, etc. who serve as celebrity chefs and have their own website Food Network by their name and their recipes together form an all star Thanksgiving menu. The recipes given by these famous cooks are very easy to make and don't make a hole in your pocket.
- Thanksgiving breads
- Creamed Corn Cornbread
The recipe is given by Alton Brown.
Yellow corn meal- 2 cups
Sugar- 1 table spoon
Creamed corn- 1 cup
Buttermilk- 1 cup
Canola oil- 2 table spoons
Kosher salt- 1 teaspoon
Baking soda- half a teaspoon
Baking powder- 2 teaspoons
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Place a 10 inch cast iron skillet into the oven. Now, in a bowl, mix together corn meal, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Combine the ingredients into a fine paste. Whisk thoroughly. In another large bowl, combine together ingredients- creamed corn, buttermilk and eggs. Whisk the ingredients till it becomes a smooth paste and all the ingredients combine well. Now, pour the mixture of yellow corn meal into this large bowl and again whisk thoroughly. If the batter is too thick to be poured into the iron skillet, add more amount of buttermilk to the mixture. Pour this mixture into the iron skillet and keep it for baking. Bake the ingredients till the top layer becomes golden brown in color. It would require around 20 minutes baking. When it is baked, empty it in a dish and make small squares of it. Serve chilled. Garnish it by sprinkling some sweet corn on top of the bread.
- Cranberry Orange Quick bread:
The recipe is given by Anne Burrell. You need to use a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan to make this recipe.
All purpose flour- 3 cups out of which 2 cups would be required for bread and other cup for rolling of dough
Brown sugar- half a cup
Fresh orange juice- 3/4th cup
Orange pulp- 1 cup
Orange zest- 1 cup
Dried cranberries- 1 cup
Cold butter- I and a half stick cut into pea size shapes
Salt- half a teaspoon
Baking soda- half a teaspoon
Preheat the oven at a temperature of 350 degrees F. In a big plate, combine ingredients- 2 cups of flour, sugar, brown sugar, salt, baking soda and butter. Perform dough like action on it till the mixture resembles grated cheese. Now, add orange juice, orange zest and egg to it. Pour the mixture in a wide mouth bowl and whisk it till the ingredients combine well. Add dried cranberries and diced orange and pour the batter in butter spread loaf pan. Bake the mixture in a preheated oven for about 75 minutes. In between, rotate the loaf pan in different directions so that it bakes uniformly all over the sides. Let it cool down completely for at least 20 minutes before cutting it into pieces. The bread taste delicious and you won't be able to control yourself to have just one.
- Southern Cornbread
The recipe is given by Cat Cora and yields 4-5 servings.
Unsalted butter- 7 tablespoons ( 5 for the bread and 2 for the pan)
Buttermilk- 1 cup
Yellow cornmeal- 3/4th cup
All purpose flour- 3/4th cup
Baking powder-1 1/2 teaspoons
Baking soda- 1/2 teaspoon
Kosher salt- 1/2 teaspoon
Preheat the oven at a temperature of 425 degrees F. Butter the baking pan and keep it ready for baking. Melt 5 tablespoons of unsalted butter and keep it aside. In a bowl, mix yellow cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk it well till the ingredients get mixed with each other. In a large bowl, take buttermilk and eggs. Whisk it. Add the melted butter and mixture of yellow cornmeal from other bowl to it. Stir the mixture till it combined well. Pour the batter from the bowl into the baking pan. Let it bake for around 23 minutes. In between, check whether it has baked completely or not by inserting a toothpick into it. If it comes out completely clean, then the bread is ready. Let it cool for half an hour before serving. Cut into pieces and serve it by garnishing it with boiled sweet corn.
Hope, you would find the above mentioned all star Thanksgiving menu (special bread menu) recipes equally delicious. I know that Thanksgiving Day is to indulge in your favorite recipes but don't forget to remember the reason behind it. Say thanks to your parents for their love and affection and for inculcating good habits in you. Thank the Almighty for all His blessings.