Friday, February 22, 2013

Garbage Bread - What is that?

Well let me tell you a story.  I have been on Pinterest a lot lately and I have found a new favorite.  Garbage bread, the name is crazy, but the ingredients are awesome.  I believe it started in New York, where you just throw all your left overs from the fridge into a pizza crust and they just call it Garbage Bread.  You can find recipes all over the Internet.  I made mine up from just thinking about ingredients that I thought would be great together.  Most Garbage Breads start with Pizza dough, so when I was shopping the other day I picked up a Gluten Free Pizza dough mix from Bob's Red Mill.  I use Bob's a lot.  Bob's Red Mill is a local business in Milwaukie, OR not far from where I live.  So, as I sat yesterday thinking about how to put my Husbands Valentine Bouquet together, I wandered off in to the land of food, as I often do.  This is where I came up with the idea of our dinner the other night.  Gluten and Egg free Chicken, Broccoli, Bacon, Cheese and Ranch Garbage Bread.  With Gluten and Egg free Cinnamon rolls for dessert.  Everyone here (12 people) Loved it.  Some, my 2 grandsons, had seconds.   Ok, so here is my recipe.  I will be making my own Pizza dough soon also, so watch for it.

Gluten and Egg free Chicken, Broccoli, Bacon, Cheese and Ranch Garbage Bread.

1 Pizza dough mix. (Bob's Red Mill)
1 lb chicken Cooked and chopped into bite size pieces when cool.
1/2 lb bacon Cooked and chopped into bite size pieces when cool.
2 cups Frozen chopped Broccoli.
1 cup Ranch dressing, (Gluten, Egg, Corn, Nut and Soy Free Recipe below)
2 Cups of shredded cheese.

Pre-heat the Oven to 375 and follow the directions on the package to make the Pizza Dough.  While you are waiting for the dough to rise, you can make the ranch dressing.

Ranch Dressing:
1 cup Milk
2 Tbls Lemon juice
3 tsp Dried Parsley
3 tsp dried Chives
3 tsp dried Dill
2 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tsp Onion powder
1 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Black pepper

In a 2 cup measuring cup put the 2 Tbls lemon juice and the cup of milk. This mixture makes buttermilk, the lemon juice causes the milk to curdle, causing buttermilk. Add all the other ingredients to the measuring cup and whisk together and set aside.

The dough should be ready to turn out onto a pastry sheet, I line mine with plastic wrap and put the dough on the middle then cover the dough with another piece of plastic wrap to keep it from sticking to my rolling pin.  Roll the dough into a rectangle approximately 11" x 17".  You could use parchment paper and then leave it on the paper when you bake it.  I think I will do that next time because it was hard to get it on to the cookie sheet, without it tearing up.  The gluten free pizza dough is sticky and hard to manage with your hands.

Once you have the dough rolled out, remove the top layer of plastic wrap and sprinkle on the Chicken, Bacon and Broccoli.  Whisk the Ranch dressing and pour it all over the top evenly.  Add the shredded cheese then roll it up making sure to tuck the ends in, so the filling doesn't ooze out.  The gluten free pizza dough is sticky and hard to manage without using the plastic wrap.  The plastic wrap helps you roll it up nicely.  I rolled mine from the long side because I had so many people to feed.  I rolled mine right onto an oiled cookie sheet, making sure I got the plastic wrap off.
This is what it looked like before I cooked it.  The gluten free pizza dough is more sticky that regular dough and it tends to separate easily.

Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes.  The crust will be golden brown and hard to the touch.  Let stand for 5 minutes or so.  Cut it into 2" wide slices and serve.

Next time I will try to take more pictures of the making and rolling of the final product.  This was an easy recipe and fun to see how it turned out.  The smell, while baking, was luring me into the kitchen to take a look to see if it was done.

It just happened that the Cinnamon rolls that I made for dessert was ready to put into the oven about the same time as the Garbage Bread.  The smells wandering through the house had everyone guessing what I was making for dinner.

I made a Mexican Garbage bread also.

 I made the dough then rolled it out onto plastic wrap and spread re-fried beans then added cooked ground turkey that had been seasoned with my own taco seasoning mix ( recipe below), then i sprinkled shredded cheese on top.  Rolled it up and when it was done, I added sour cream, salsa and olives to the top.  It too was yummy.

My Gluten Free Taco seasoning mix;
2 tsp onoin (powder or Minced)
2 tsp garlic  (powder or Minced)
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp paprika

Mix well and put into an air tight container.  You can adjust the season to your liking.  I make enough to fill an old seasoning container so that I don't have to make it up every time I want taco seasoning.

I think the next time I make this I will use Sun dried Tomatoes, Onions, Artichoke hearts, Spinach, Olives, and Feta.  I think that will be very yummy too.

If you try any of these recipes please let me know what you think and what you used to make your Garbage Bread.

Happy Scrappin',