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Using up old sliced bread - any ideas other than bread pudding and breadcrumbs?

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TheKitchenWitch Tue 03-Jun-14 09:58:16

I've ended up with a loaf of sliced white bread that is a bit stale and I was wondering if there was something wonderful I could do with it, preferably savory.
When I have a few slices, I make panzanella, but it's too much for that.
Ds doesn't like bread and butter pudding, so something which doesn't have similar consistency to that would be great.

Otherwise it's going to be dried and breadcrumbed, but really, it'll take us forever to use them up! smile

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 03-Jun-14 11:21:34

Does this help? smile

mawbroon Tue 03-Jun-14 11:29:44

I remember once eating a delicious dish that was basically ham sandwiches with egg poured over then baked in the oven.

I don't know the exact quantities, but I am sure you could use your skill and judgement smile

Saying that, it might be a bit too much like B&B pudding.

IpsyUpsyDaisyDo Tue 03-Jun-14 11:36:30

all our stale bread gets fed to the ducks by DD grin

bramblina Tue 03-Jun-14 14:11:19


TheKitchenWitch Tue 03-Jun-14 15:07:59

Well, I clearly need ducks. Will just text dh to let him know I'm putting in a pond grin

mawbroon I think I'm imagining something not as soggy as bread pudding iyswim, so if the eggs were just poured over and there were still some crispy bread bits then that would work fine.

bramblina - a whole loaf's worth?! we'd never get to the end of them! It'd be croutons with everything! grin grin

MrsLettuce Tue 03-Jun-14 15:26:04

We usually just bung it in the freezer and use for toast, as and when confused

trice Tue 03-Jun-14 15:27:53

glamorgan sausages?

MeeWhoo Tue 03-Jun-14 15:33:13

If it is crusty you can make a saled with the hardened bread, chopped tomatoes, green and red peppers and a dressing made with ground black pepper, lemon, salt and olive oil. If you like smokked mackerel orkippers you can add some too.

minipie Tue 03-Jun-14 15:35:21

French toast
Mozzarella in carozza
chop up and fry in oil to use as croutons in soup and salads

Allalonenow Tue 03-Jun-14 15:37:09

Queen of Puddings
Treacle tart
Poor Knights of Windsor
Savory bread and butter pudding
Pain Perdu

makeminea6x Tue 03-Jun-14 15:39:32

OK I know this is a stupid q question but ¢^a he how do you make breadcrumbs?

Allalonenow Tue 03-Jun-14 15:45:54

You can make them in your blender mmx6

goshhhhhh Tue 03-Jun-14 15:56:23

Nigel Slater's courgette crumble - yum!

Longdistance Tue 03-Jun-14 16:35:25

Tear the old bread up, and put it in the oven after you have used it. Let the bread crisp up, then used a food mixer to make bread crumbs for things like fish, schnitzel, crumb topping with herbs.

TheKitchenWitch Tue 03-Jun-14 18:42:28

Thank you for all these fabulous suggestions!
I decided to investigate mawbroon's idea further and came across the strata.

This proved to be a huge success! I didn't use too much milk, so it wasn't as soggy as a bread pudding - more like sort of layered savory french toast with cheese on top.

The rest I made breadcrumbs with. But next time I am definitely go for minipie's Mozzarella in carozza smile

pleaseaffixstamps Tue 03-Jun-14 18:54:27

If you ever want to try making bread pudding again to see if your DS has changed his mind, spread each slice of bread with butter and marmalade, and don't put too much custardy milk in. It's lovely like that.

TheKitchenWitch Tue 03-Jun-14 19:04:26

I was surprised that ds liked this so much, actually, so I think i will give bread and butter pudding another go - thanks for the tip, I think that would go down well!

JonSnowKnowsNothing Tue 03-Jun-14 19:06:06

Summer Pudding.
God I need to make one of those soon.

JonSnowKnowsNothing Tue 03-Jun-14 19:06:06

Summer Pudding.
God I need to make one of those soon.

BertieBotts Tue 03-Jun-14 19:06:31

There's a Jamie Oliver pasta recipe with breadcrumbs which always goes down well.

Secretsquirrel13 Tue 03-Jun-14 19:08:23

I was thinking summer pudding too. It made me want to go and make one!

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