In the previous post, I shared my recipe for Hobo Bread, a sweet and simple raisin bread baked in tin cans. It's delicious by itself or toasted with butter, and fun to eat just because of its shape.
But you can add this bread to your party palette by pairing it with chicken salad. It might sound like an odd combination, but trust me…don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Whenever I’ve made this for a party or picnic, most people look at it and say, “hmmm.” Then when taste it, they say, “mmmm.” It’s that good…complex, different, and it works.
Doesn’t really matter how you make your chicken salad. Just use your favorite recipe. Mine is very simple. It’s diced chicken, mayo, sweet pickle relish, a pinch of green onions, salt and pepper. Sometimes I might add some finely diced celery, instead of the green onions, if I happen to have some. But you don’t want to get too complicated with the chicken salad because the bread wants to stand out, too. And the bread is really the star for this appetizer.
So give this a try. I think you’re going to like this one. It's also a great lunch bag meal if you brown bag it to work. A nice change from the plain old chicken salad sandwich. And remember, the Hobo Bread freezes well.