I have a small amount of stale bread left - anything clever I can do?



Brain H. March 20, 2012
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.
la D. March 19, 2012
You would need 4 slices for my recipe for ribollita- a tomato based vegetable soup thickened with stale bread. http://www.food52.com/recipes/14464_ribollita
ReneePussman March 19, 2012
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.
foidivin March 19, 2012
Bread pudding! Mmmm
davidpdx March 19, 2012
Depending on how much bread: Bread and Tomato Soup (modest amount) or Romesco Sauce (small amount).
Shalini March 19, 2012
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!
ATL March 19, 2012
I forgot croutons--another good use for leftover bread.
ATL March 19, 2012
You don't say how small the amount, so I'd suggest French toast or grinding it up for breadcrumbs, seasoned or plain.
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