Bread – The Staff of Life
Some obvious choices are breadcrumbs and croutons (check here how).
Homemade breadcrumbs are much better than the refined flour type you get from the supermarket.
But there are some less obvious ideas. Crusts can be used in an unusual way; you could make that old standby, bread ‘n’ butter pudding (photo credit & great recipe), or French toast.
You could try a savoury bread pudding with older bread as well. Recipe here.
Garlic bread on the BBQ makes the bread taste fresh again.
To get a little more exotic, Pain Perdu is a great use for old bread. Recipe on Cookaloca.
Check Sustainable Echo for 12 ways to use old bread, some are already mentioned, but there are new ideas too.
Real Simple has some great recipes too.
- Lebanese Bread Salad
- Cheese, Onion, and Bread Soufflé
- Warm Bread With Tomato and Ham
- Chocolate Bread Pudding
- Apple Pan Charlotte
There really isn’t any limit, you only have to use your imagination. Old bread in the kitchen can provide many meals and by using your old bread you are reducing food wastage, economising and saving the planet’s land fills.