3 – 3/4 (or up to 4) cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup onions, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 rounded teaspoons instant dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 tbsp. Bell’s seasoning
1/2 teaspoon of powdered chicken bouillon
Dissolve chicken bouillon in the 1/2 cup water. Mix with milk.
Place ingredients into bread machine following manufacturer’s instructions for making a bread loaf. This makes approximately a 1 1/2 to 2 lb. loaf for larger capacity machines.
Select the light crust setting for baking. Cool bread when done, and let sit out for several hours, without covering.
Slice into 3/4 – 1 inch cubes.
Spray with olive oil spray. If you have garlic juice spray, which is optional, spray lightly over the cubes – otherwise, sprinkle with additional garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika.
Place on a buttered cookie sheet in 350 degree oven, turning cubes several times until cubes are a light golden brown. Use in any stuffing or dressing recipe.
Variation: These also make excellent croutons. When preparing this recipe for anything other than chicken soup, you may want to substitute dry onion soup mix for the powdered chicken bouillon.
Submitted by: CM