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What to do with stale bread

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Catphrase Fri 26-Feb-16 10:53:42

Have you any ideas, it's home made so seems a shame to chuck it. But it's incredibly stale, so stale it could be used as a weapon!!
Would bread and butter work?
Thank you

GrouchyKiwi Fri 26-Feb-16 10:58:35

Bread & butter pudding? Use it as stuffing in a delicious roast bird? Slice it, dry it out completely, turn it into breadcrumbs? Queen of puddings uses breadcrumbs, I think.

rhodes15 Fri 26-Feb-16 11:08:23

I turn mine into breadcrumbs and bung them in a tub in the freezer then I always have them ready to go for pasta bakes and breaded chicken and what not.

IHaveBrilloHair Fri 26-Feb-16 17:26:37

Panzanella is great

originalmavis Fri 26-Feb-16 17:27:50

I make breadcrumbs too. The can stay in an airtight jar in the fridge for a couple of days and freeze well too.

Dancingqueen17 Fri 26-Feb-16 17:30:42

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SanityClause Fri 26-Feb-16 17:38:12

Yes, breadcrumbs here, too, and freeze them.

DH used to put chunks of bread in the freezer, to make into breadcrumbs, as needed, but I had a big clear out, and turned them all into breadcrumbs, to store that way, otherwise you have to defrost a big chunk, then if it's too much, refreeze it.

Catphrase Fri 26-Feb-16 17:47:23

Brilliant ideas, thank you!!!
I think I'll do a treacle tart and freeze the left over as breadcrumbs. Or make a bread and butter pud.
Thank you grin

Pooseyfrumpture Fri 26-Feb-16 17:49:28

Freeze them and use for bread sauce, and pasta bake topping. Like this:

GiveMyHeadPeaceffs Fri 26-Feb-16 21:29:40

Cut it into cubes and bake in the oven to make croutons, then keep in an airtight box...always handy for soups and salads!

DoreenLethal Fri 26-Feb-16 21:30:42

I whizz into breadcrumbs to make stuffing balls next roasty dinner day.

TheOptimisticPessimist Fri 26-Feb-16 21:37:25

Breadcrumbs, croutons, or make a massive fondue and use for dipping. Stale bread is awesome!

JamNan Sun 28-Feb-16 09:30:44

ribollita soup

Or whizz into bread crumbs and freeze.

NotCitrus Sun 28-Feb-16 09:51:03

Bread pudding most weeks here (ds packed lunch leftovers plus some other bits) - lots of cinnamon and raisins and properly squashed down to make rock-solid pud - like old British Rail used to sell. Only edible thing in their cafes...

Catphrase Mon 29-Feb-16 13:41:53

Just whizzed the bread up into breadcrumbs. There was actual smoke coming from my processor it was that tough!!!!!

Sgtmajormummy Mon 29-Feb-16 13:56:57

Breadcrumbs with egg can also help bind meatballs, burgers, meatloaf...

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