Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Leftover Bread

One of the pitfalls of making your own bread is that it goes stale pretty quickly - usually within about 2-3 days.  Alas!  My heart distresses over waste! (Yes, I'm embellishing a bit :)  Anyway, when my bread is going stale, I just go ahead a replace it with a fresh loaf and slice up whatever is left of the stale and put it in the freezer in a big (gallon or 2 gallon) size ziploc bag.  You see stale bread is perfect for french toast  or bread puddings or those casseroles that require stale bread.  I personally love to use my stale bread for french toast in order to create my favorite concoction ever - the Monte Cristo!  And with a sandwich like that, you need your bread to hold up a little :)

If you want to know what to do with the bread loaf heels - buzz them in the food processor and freeze them - you now no long have to purchase bread crumbs!!!

1 comment:

snippity1 said...

Croutons! I love to make salad croutons out of my stale bread. I cube bread, then toss it with olive oil and seasonings (garlic,onin powder, mrs. dash...whatever you like or have on hand) on a cookie sheet, sprinkle on some sea salt and bake or broil until crunchy. Simple & yummy.