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Bronze Turkey 4kg - 8kg

Bronze Turkey 4kg - 8kg

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The bronze turkey is the original and traditional turkey and are distinctive by their black feathers.
As it is an older breed, it is naturally slower growing and the meat has an intense flavour.

Serving Guidelines

4kg -Serves 4-6
5kg -Serves 6-7
6kg - Serves 8-9
7kg -Serves 10-11
8kg - Serves 12-13

Cooking Guidelines:

Weigh the turkey and calculate cooking time at 20 mins per kilo, plus 90 mins.

Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Keep the neck skin in position with skewers and tie the turkey legs together at the top of the drumsticks to give a neat shape.

Smear the breast with the butter, season well. Cover the breast with bacon, then loosely cover with foil. Roast in the oven, then 90 mins before the end of cooking, open the foil, discard the bacon, and drain off excess fat from the tin. Leaving the foil open, return the turkey to the oven to brown, basting with the juices several times. Then 30 mins before the end of cooking, place pigs-in-blankets and stuffing of your choice around the turkey, or cook in a separate lightly oiled tin.

To test whether the turkey is cooked, push a skewer into the thickest part of the thigh – the juices should run clear. If they are pinkish, cook for 15 mins more, then test again.

Transfer the turkey, stuffings and pigs-in-blankets to a platter, cover with foil, and allow to rest for up to 30 mins before carving. This gives the juices time to settle back into the meat, ensuring that the turkey will be juicy.