I have a small amount of stale bread left - anything clever I can do?
Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)
You don't say how small the amount, so I'd suggest French toast or grinding it up for breadcrumbs, seasoned or plain.
I forgot croutons--another good use for leftover bread.
You could put a crust in a jar of brown sugar to soak up the moisture, depending on how small and stale your bread is!
Depending on how much bread: Bread and Tomato Soup (modest amount) or Romesco Sauce (small amount).
Bread pudding! Mmmm
Depending on how stale it is, I would say panzanella. It is delicious and certainly a great way to break the chain of boring salads. I prefer mine with tomatoes, red onions, sometimes capers and a nice fresh vinaigrette. But there are a million ways to make it. Just experiment.
You would need 4 slices for my recipe for ribollita- a tomato based vegetable soup thickened with stale bread. http://www.food52.com/recipes...
Crunch them down into bread crumbs, and brown in a pan with butter and olive oil. Add some lemon zest, sea salt and minced garlic. Toss with a sturdy pasta shape, like orecchiette or penne, and some grassy olive oil. This was my "starving student" supper routine for years and years.
Some pillow talk with a local dietitian.
All the Things I Eat Before Bed
The San Antonio Cocktail
Butterscotch Mug Pudding
Dorie Greenspan's Provençial Tian
Energy Bites and Bars