Organic roast turkey

Serves 8-10

Preparation time less than 30 mins

Cooking time over 2 hours

Ingredients
1 organic turkey, 5kg/11¼lb in weight
60g/2oz butter
 

Method
1. Heat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7. Put the turkey, breast side up, in a roasting tin, smear over 60g/2oz butter and cover loosely with foil. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Turn down the heat to 180C/350F/Gas 4 for 20 minutes per 500g/1lb. Baste from time to time with the buttery juices.
2. Uncover the turkey after this time, turn the heat back up to 220C/425F/Gas 7 for 30-40 minutes to brown the skin.
3. Take the turkey out of the oven and test it is cooked by putting a skewer into its thigh. The juices should run clear.
4.Cover with foil again and allow to rest in a warm place for 15 minutes before carving.
5. Make a gravy with the juices and serve with bread sauce and bacon rolls.

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