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What to do with ends of bread

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daisydee43 Tue 30-Apr-13 17:55:27

Any ideas to make the most of the ends of bread, I never use them and hate to waste

Thank you

Queenbee245 Tue 30-Apr-13 17:56:47

Bread and butter pudding?

hallamoo Tue 30-Apr-13 17:59:24

Croutons! My freezer is full of them. Cut old bread into crouton size squares and fry with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic. They're delicious, I have them with all my salads and soups.

FringeEvent Tue 30-Apr-13 17:59:56

I sometimes chuck spare bread / breadcrusts in my smoothie maker (I don't have a food processor, but it seems to work just as well!) and whizz it to crumbs, then pop it in a freezer bag. Then the crumbs can be sprinkled onto pasta bakes etc directly from the freezer before it goes in the oven.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Tue 30-Apr-13 18:00:06

Bread crumbs

FoundAChopinLizt Tue 30-Apr-13 18:03:39

You can also put breadcrumbs into meatballs, or use them to coat chicken pieces or fish bits. Nice as a topping for creamy chicken recipes, esp if you whizz up some gruyere or pancetta in it. And add olive oil.

Mmmmm, I'm so

dozily Tue 30-Apr-13 18:11:59

Toast it, butter it, spread thickly with chocolate spread and eat it on your own once the children are in bed, feeling virtuous for avoiding food waste.

CogitoErgoSometimes Tue 30-Apr-13 19:37:38

I save them in the freezer, cut into chunks, dry out in a cool oven for several hours and then whizz in the processor. Makes dry, light breadcrumbs that keep beautifully in an airtight jar.

wiltingfast Wed 01-May-13 00:35:55

I second dozily grin

MasterOfTheYoniverse Wed 01-May-13 01:03:31

Whizz them with olive oil, garlic and parsley for the best ever crunchy bake topping.
Keeps very well in the freezer too.

craftycottontail Wed 01-May-13 01:06:58

Toast it and dunk it in soup, yum!

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