How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train

How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.

How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train


How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


Notes:

• If you are not sure how fast the candy melts in your local grocery store turnover, buy some Wilton chocolates. They are a great consistency and generally easier to work with.

• If your chocolate melts are not smoothing out as you would like, add a touch of vegetable oil and heat again (this would be the third round).

• Load your piping bag into a glass, pointy side down. Fold the edges over the glass. Now fill with your melted white chocolate via a spoon. Snip the bottom (if using disposable), and you can use your candy piping bag to “candy glue” as well as to decorate. Remember, you cannot reheat candy in a piping bag, so work with small amounts!

• We filled the coal car this with gumdrops. You could fill it with any type of candy you like including chocolates (black coal), raspberry gummies, or wrapped round candy.

• You do not have to use the candies “we” (that is the royal we since my niece did 99% of this train… I was spare hands) did. The biggest thing to remember when making this train is scale… do not let your candies get too large.

• This was edged at the top with a piping. You could also edge the “windows” to match.

• If using edible glue or sprinkles, make sure to use a light hand and sprinkle on top of the edging while the candy is wet.

• Whatever you do allow the chocolate to dry before moving on to the next section.

• To save time, do a section, candy-glue and then do the next part while the candy-glue is drying.

How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


Toaster Pastry Christmas Train Ingredients:

• 6 Toaster Pastry
• 1 Peanut (for the smoke stand)
• 4 Mini Fruit Slices (for the cow pusher in the front of the train)
• 6 Small Cookies (for wheels)
• 6 plain Sugar Cookies (locomotive body)
• 2 Licorice (for wheel brace)
• 1 Lifesaver (headlight)
• 1 Airhead (windows, or use 2 mini airheads to mix and match colors – which was what this tutorial shows)
• 4 Starlights (coal car wheels)
• Gumdrops (coal)

Toaster Pastry Christmas Train Mise en Place:

• Piping Bag
• Bowl
• Spoon
• Knife
• Cutting Board
• Wax Paper
• 2 Glasses
• White Chocolate Melts

How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


Toaster Pastry Christmas Train Directions:

• Make all your cuts first if possible.
• Cut peanut into a 1/3-2/3 section.

How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


• Cut one mini airhead in half. If using a large airhead, cut 2 small windows (for the side of the train cab), and 1 large window (for the cab front window).

How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


• Cut mini fruit slices for the cow pusher.
• 1 – leave the whole half.
• 1 – cut in half.,
• 2 – cut ¾, ¼.
• This is going to be assembled as: ¼, ½, ¾, full, ¾, ½, ¼.

How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


• Toaster pastry – leave 3 whole for the front, back, and roof.
• Cuts:
• #1 Trim one toaster pastry along the edges so you can see the filling inside.

How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


• #2 Trim short end of a second toaster pastry. Cut in half lengthwise. These are the tall walls of the cab.
• #3 Trim long edges off a third toaster pastry. Match up the height of the “wall” from the first toaster pastry cut, turn the piece around and cut again. You want 2 long-ish pieces + 2 matching short pieces to form the coal car.
• You will be candy-gluing the cut edges, and they will not be visible.

How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


• Cut a small amount of cookie off of one plain sugar cookie to form a flat bottom.
• Place a second cookie on top of that cut cookie, and cut off the same amount. Repeat for all remaining sugar cookies. By doing this, your sugar cookies will end up the same size.

How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


• Lay out wax paper on your work surface.
• Place a cup of white chocolate melts into a bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Heat in microwave for another 30 seconds; stir. Repeat a third time. Check the consistency of your chocolate. If smooth, do not heat further. If it still does not stir and drip smoothly, heat one more time.
• Drop a dollop of melted white chocolate between each cut sugar cookie to “glue” them together. No candy on either end.
• Allow to dry.

How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


• Place melted white chocolate into a pastry bag.
• Place down the toaster pastry that was trimmed on all four sides, unfrosted side down.
• Place a line of chocolate down along the edge of the pastry.
• Place one pastry for the long wall cut side down on top of the wet melted white chocolate. Use a glass to help prop it up until it had time to set.
• Place the small toaster pastry cut side down on top of the wet melted white chocolate along the back. Use a glass to help prop it up until it had time to set.
• Place one pastry for the other long wall cut side down on top of the wet melted white chocolate. Use a glass to help prop it up until it had time to set.

How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


• Place some glue along the last small piece of toaster pastry and insert in the open space. You may be able to set it in like the rest of them, or have to do it this way.
• Pipe some melted white chocolate into the inside corners.
• Allow to dry.
• Place a line of melted candy on all outside edges. You want to be sure everything is sealed.
• Allow to dry.

Note: Do not worry about chocolate drips or splatters much, you can trim the edges up later (and will).

How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


• Using melted chocolate, attach the front window to an uncut toaster pastry’s frosting side.
• Lay down the two cut side walls of the engine cab frosting side up. Dab some melted chocolate on the windows, attach to the side wall. You may want to make sure these are fairly even for the 3 pieces – or at least not hugely different in height when they are glued together.
• Allow to dry.

How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


• Pick up the dry locomotive body and slather melted white chocolate on the bottom flat part.
• Place on wax paper and allow to dry.

How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


• Attach the cow pusher using the mini fruits as so: ¼, ½, ¾, full, ¾, ½, ¼.

How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


• Attach lifesaver light with a dab of melted chocolate.
• Attach peanut smokestack with the smaller piece in front of the larger piece (also with melted chocolate for glue).
• Attach 2 small cookies on each side of the locomotive body.
• Attach 1 licorice brace to “connect” the 2 small cookies.
• Allow to dry.

How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


• Edge the top of the coal car with melted white chocolate.

How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


• When completely dry, lift off the wax paper and trim the bottom edges.

How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


• Assemble the cab:
• Lay an uncut toaster pastry side down.
• Edge the long sides with melted white chocolate.
• Place one long cut toaster pastry down on the melted white chocolate with a window facing out.
• Repeat on the opposite side. Use glasses to hold sides in place.
• Allow to dry.
• Place a line of melted white chocolate on each of the long sides, and place the front of the cab (window side out) on top of that.
• Allow to dry.

How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


• Stand the cab up (windows should be high).
• Line the top of the cab with melted with chocolate.
• Place an uncut toaster pastry on top of that melted chocolate.
• Allow to dry.
• Place a line of melted candy on all outside edges. You want to be sure everything is sealed.
• Edge the top to match the coal car.
• Allow to dry.

How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


• Place the coal car on its side, and dab two spots of melted white chocolate.
• Attach starlight candies for wheels.
• Allow to dry.
• Repeat for the other side.
• Load with “coal”.

How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


• Attach two small wheels to the cab.
• Dab melted chocolate onto the back of the locomotive body. Attach to the cab.
• Allow to dry.

How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


• Place a brace from the front wheels to the back wheels on the locomotive using melted white chocolate.
• Allow to dry.

How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


• Display!

How to Make a Toaster Pastry Christmas Train. This eatable Christmas Train made with toaster pastries is a fun alternative to a gingerbread house. Use it as your table decor, and then eat it for dessert. Follow these step-by-step tutorial instructions to learn how to assemble this adorable Christmas train.


• There are a ton of steps to this tutorial, but it is not at all difficult to make. The biggest concern is making sure you have melted chocolate, and that you allow all parts to dry.
• This is SO cute in person! It went off to my nephew-by-marriage’s work and was a big hit.


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How to Make Turkey Gravy

How to Make Turkey Gravy. Turkey gravy goes hand and hand with roasted turkey. Instead of buying canned or jarred turkey gravy the next time you make a bird, why not make your own? It is easier than you think!


What to do with all those wonderful pan drippings from that tender and juicy turkey you just made!? Why make turkey gravy, of course! There is nothing better than homemade gravy, and this turkey gravy recipe really packs a flavor-wallop. Easy to make (really!) this wonderful turkey gravy is the perfect pairing to your roasted turkey.

How to Make Turkey Gravy

It is that time of year – the holiday season, and I bet turkey is on your table at least one in November or December. So many people eat turkey as their main holiday entree for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day! According to the National Turkey Federation – “in 2016, more than 219 million turkeys were served for meals in the United States. We estimate that 44 million of those turkeys were enjoyed at Thanksgiving, 22 million at Christmas and 19 million at Easter.” That’s a lot of birds!

Turkey gravy goes hand and hand with roasted turkey. Instead of buying canned or jarred turkey gravy the next time you make a bird, why not make your own? It is easier than you think!

Note:

• The amount of pan drippings that the turkey will yield will depend on how much the turkey itself gave along with the 1 cup of broth added during cooking. • This amount of roux should thicken approximately 2 – 2½ cups of gravy, using the rough ratio of 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons flour to 1 cup of liquid.

Turkey Gravy Ingredients:

• 2 cups Turkey Pan Drippings
• ¼ cup Butter
• ¼ cup Flour (you can substitute Wondra)
• Pinch Garlic Powder
• Pinch Onion Powder
• Salt, to taste
• Pepper, to taste
• ¼ tsp Poultry Seasoning

Turkey Gravy Mise en Place:

• Frying Pan
• Strainer
• Spoon or Whisk
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons

How to Make Turkey Gravy. Turkey gravy goes hand and hand with roasted turkey. Instead of buying canned or jarred turkey gravy the next time you make a bird, why not make your own? It is easier than you think!


Turkey Gravy Directions:

• Strain the pan drippings to remove the solids (this step is optional); set aside.

How to Make Turkey Gravy. Turkey gravy goes hand and hand with roasted turkey. Instead of buying canned or jarred turkey gravy the next time you make a bird, why not make your own? It is easier than you think!


• In a fry pan, melt the butter and flour to make a roux. Mix the flour in with the butter and cook this mixture until it turns golden in color.

How to Make Turkey Gravy. Turkey gravy goes hand and hand with roasted turkey. Instead of buying canned or jarred turkey gravy the next time you make a bird, why not make your own? It is easier than you think!


• Add the pan drippings to the roux in small ½ cup portions, bringing it to a low boil, and incorporating the drippings into the mixture until it thickens, and then add another ½ cup of pan dripping, continuing this until you have added all the drippings.

How to Make Turkey Gravy. Turkey gravy goes hand and hand with roasted turkey. Instead of buying canned or jarred turkey gravy the next time you make a bird, why not make your own? It is easier than you think!


• Add the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning. Taste with a clean spoon and add more seasonings according to your taste buds.

How to Make Turkey Gravy. Turkey gravy goes hand and hand with roasted turkey. Instead of buying canned or jarred turkey gravy the next time you make a bird, why not make your own? It is easier than you think!


• When you have used all the pan drippings, if you feel there is not enough gravy, or the gravy is too thick, you can add turkey broth in the same increments as the drippings.
• Serve hot.


How to Make Turkey Gravy

Turkey gravy goes hand and hand with roasted turkey. Instead of buying canned or jarred turkey gravy the next time you make a bird, why not make your own? It is easier than you think!

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups Turkey Pan Drippings
¼ cup Butter
¼ cup Flour
Pinch Garlic Powder
Pinch Onion Powder
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
¼ tsp Poultry Seasoning

Directions:

• Strain the pan drippings to remove the solids (this step is optional); set aside.
• In a fry pan, melt the butter and flour to make a roux. Mix the flour in with the butter and cook this mixture until it turns golden in color.
• Add the pan drippings to the roux in small ½ cup portions, bringing it to a low boil, and incorporating the drippings into the mixture until it thickens, and then add another ½ cup of pan dripping, continuing this until you have added all the drippings.
• Add the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning. Taste with a clean spoon and add more seasonings according to your taste buds.
• When you have used all the pan drippings, if you feel there is not enough gravy, or the gravy is too thick, you can add turkey broth in the same increments as the drippings.
• Serve hot.

Makes 8 servings Turkey Gravy

How to Make Turkey Gravy. Turkey gravy goes hand and hand with roasted turkey. Instead of buying canned or jarred turkey gravy the next time you make a bird, why not make your own? It is easier than you think!


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How to Cook a Turkey

How to Cook a Turkey. Making a delicious turkey for the holidays is easier than you think. By following this simple step by step turkey roasting tutorial even the most novice cook will produce a tender, tasty and juicy bird sure to impress your guests!


Making a delicious turkey for the holidays is easier than you think. By following this simple step by step turkey roasting tutorial even the most novice cook will produce a tender, tasty and juicy bird sure to impress your guests!

How to Cook a Turkey

• Making a turkey can intimidate some people. For many people (my mother included), the “worst” part is sticking your hand inside the bird’s cavities. May I suggest a disposable latex (or non-latex) glove? It can help you get past the ewwwwww-factor.
• This is a basic recipe with a bit of flavor. To get a REALLY basic recipe, simply use butter (and I suggest upping that to 1/2 a cup) to coat the bird.
• Some people swear by basting every 15 to 30 minutes the last hour of cooking. I am not one of those people. However, there is nothing wrong with that.
• If you are looking for a “different” turkey recipe, check out this how to deep fry a turkey tutorial.

And turkey for dinner is on the rise! According to the National Turkey Federation – America Gobbles up Turkey! “Turkey consumption has nearly doubled over the past 25 years. In 2016, per capita turkey consumption was 16.6 pounds compared to 8.3 pounds in 1975.”

Time to make the bird…

How to Cook a Turkey Ingredients:

• 1 Turkey, 10 – 12 lbs. (defrosted or fresh)
• Salt, to taste
• Pepper, to taste
• ¼ cup Butter
• ½ tsp Poultry Seasoning
• ½ tsp Garlic Powder
• ½ tsp Onion Powder
• ½ tsp Parsley (flakes or finely chopped fresh)
• 1 cup Turkey Broth (or water)
• 1 Lemon

How to Cook a Turkey Mise en Place:

Roasting Pan (large enough to hold your bird)
• Non-stick Spray
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
• Bowl
Silicone Basting Brush
Thermometer
• Aluminum Foil

How to Cook a Turkey. Making a delicious turkey for the holidays is easier than you think. By following this simple step by step turkey roasting tutorial even the most novice cook will produce a tender, tasty and juicy bird sure to impress your guests!


How to Cook a Turkey Directions:

• Preheat the oven to 350°F.
• Spray your roasting pan and pan-rack with non-stick spray.
• Remove neck and giblet bag from inside the turkey cavities. Reserve if making giblet gravy. Discard if not making giblet gravy.
• Wash the turkey inside and out, pat dry.
• Season the inside of the turkey with salt and pepper.
• In a small bowl, combine butter, poultry seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, and parsley. Mix well and set aside.
• Place the turkey in the roaster you will be cooking it in, breast side up.
• Pour in the turkey broth into the bottom of the pan.
• Try and tuck the turkey wings underneath the back. Sometimes they will stay and other times not. This is an attempt to prevent prevent the wings from overcooking.
• Place the whole lemon on a solid, flat surface and roll it a few times to loosen the inside. Prick with a fork or knife.
• Place the whole lemon inside turkey cavity.

How to Cook a Turkey. Making a delicious turkey for the holidays is easier than you think. By following this simple step by step turkey roasting tutorial even the most novice cook will produce a tender, tasty and juicy bird sure to impress your guests!


• Take the flavored butter mixture and, using a silicone basting brush, spread the mixture all over the breasts and thighs.
• When the oven is heated to temperature place the turkey in the oven and let it roast for approximately 3 hours, or until a meat thermometer reads 180 degrees in the thickest part of the thigh.
• Remove the turkey from the oven.

How to Cook a Turkey. Making a delicious turkey for the holidays is easier than you think. By following this simple step by step turkey roasting tutorial even the most novice cook will produce a tender, tasty and juicy bird sure to impress your guests!


• Being very careful, move the turkey from the roasting pan onto the serving dish and place a sheet of foil over the bird to “tent” it. This is so the cooked turkey can rest, and the juices can redistribute throughout the turkey. You can tent it for up to 20 minutes before cutting, and it will still be hot. It does continue to cook a bit while under the aluminum foil tent, so be aware of that.

How to Cook a Turkey. Making a delicious turkey for the holidays is easier than you think. By following this simple step by step turkey roasting tutorial even the most novice cook will produce a tender, tasty and juicy bird sure to impress your guests!


• Reserve the juices at the bottom of the roasting pan to make turkey gravy.


How to Cook a Turkey

Making a delicious turkey for the holidays is easier than you think. By following this simple step by step turkey roasting tutorial even the most novice cook will produce a tender, tasty and juicy bird sure to impress your guests!

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 3 Hours
Total Time: 3 Hours 30 Minutes

Ingredients:

1 Turkey, 10 – 12 lbs.(defrosted or fresh)
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
¼ cup Butter
½ tsp Poultry Seasoning
½ tsp Garlic Powder
½ tsp Onion Powder
½ tsp Parsley (flakes or finely chopped fresh)
1 cup Turkey Broth (or water)
1 Lemon

Directions:

• Preheat the oven to 350°F.
• Spray your roasting pan and pan-rack with non-stick spray.
• Remove neck and giblet bag from inside the turkey cavities. Reserve if making giblet gravy. Discard if not making giblet gravy.
• Wash the turkey inside and out, pat dry.
• Season the inside of the turkey with salt and pepper.
• In a small bowl, combine butter, poultry seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, and parsley. Mix well and set aside.
• Place the turkey in the roaster you will be cooking it in, breast side up.
• Pour in the turkey broth into the bottom of the pan.
• Try and tuck the turkey wings underneath the back. Sometimes they will stay and other times not. This is an attempt to prevent the wings from overcooking.
• Place the whole lemon on a solid, flat surface and roll it a few times to loosen the inside. Prick with a fork or knife.
• Place the whole lemon inside turkey cavity.
• Take the flavored butter mixture and, using a silicone basting brush, spread the mixture all over the breasts and thighs.
• When the oven is heated to temperature place the turkey in the oven and let it roast for approximately 3 hours, or until a meat thermometer reads 180 degrees in the thickest part of the thigh.
• Remove the turkey from the oven.
• Being very careful, move the turkey from the roasting pan onto the serving dish and place a sheet of aluminum foil over the bird to “tent” it. This is so the cooked turkey can rest, and the juices can redistribute throughout the turkey. You can tent it for up to 20 minutes before cutting, and it will still be hot. It does continue to cook a bit while under the aluminum foil tent, so be aware of that.
• Reserve the juices at the bottom of the roasting pan to make turkey gravy.

Makes 8 servings Turkey

How to Cook a Turkey. Making a delicious turkey for the holidays is easier than you think. By following this simple step by step turkey roasting tutorial even the most novice cook will produce a tender, tasty and juicy bird sure to impress your guests!


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