This page was inspired by my mother. Years ago, she found a recipe in the newspaper to use ground turkey to make a cake similar to a mince pie in flavor. One day when talking with her about GAPS/SCD alternative foods, she suggested that I make something with ground turkey. So for several weeks now, I have planned on trying to create a recipe….I finally remembered to buy a roll of ground turkey.
I’ve actually, made a bread and a cake with basically the same concept. Ground turkey, eggs, and coconut flour.
I took the basic Lois Lang bread recipe and removed the dry curd cheese and replaced it with a 1/2 pound of ground turkey. I decided that I wanted to make an herb bread. So I added salt and dried herbs (basil,oregano, thyme, rosemary, onion & garlic powder). I used coconut flour instead of almond. The mixture was far to dry so I added in some kefir whey to make it moist.
The final product is tasty but a bit too dry. I dumped the bread out of the pan when it was too hot and it cracked in half. I realized in hindsight that I did not use as much butter as the recipe called for. I think that if I would have paid a bit more attention to that detail that it would not have been so dry. This would be very good with a slice of cheese on it. One could easily do this without the herbs for a regular bread.
Turkey Spice Cake
Again I started out with 1/2 pound of ground turkey and then added a cup of honey to it. From there I added in 2 tsps of cinnamon, a dash of mace and nutmeg, 1/8 tsp of allspice, and 1/4 tsp of ground cloves and 1 tsp of good strong vanilla, 3 eggs and then coconut flour. I did add a bit more butter to this one although not the full amount. This could easily have had raisins and nuts added. Apple sauce also would have been a good addition to moisten it up a bit. The overall rating on this one was yummy. So the kids can have their cake and their turkey, too!!
I basically did this post to introduce the idea of adding ground meats to breads and cakes. The other day, I was thinking that using the scrappy meat from my stockpot would do well ground into breads and cakes. I may try that later on. In my family we are about half divided on tolerating coconut flour in large amounts so I it may be a week or two before I get back around to trying that.
Well, perhaps this idea will be useful to you….