bread crumbs

I try to make from scratch or buy everything for Thanksgiving from local growers. It bummed me out last year when my dad brought a huge bag of bulk super market bread crumbs so I am thinking about making my own bread, then turning into crumbs for the stuffing. Am I biting off more than i can chew?

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Monita
Monita October 27, 2014

Sounds like a great idea. You can make the bread, and even the bread crumbs, way in advance. They both freeze well. Just defrost the bread 2 days before you need to make into breadcrumbs so it can properly dry out. The bread crumbs can be defrosted the day before use.

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Susan W
Susan W October 27, 2014

To be honest, baking bread just for bread crumbs is a lot of work. I would use leftover homemade bread for stuffing, but I wouldn't bake it just for stuffing. If you just really want to, go for it. You can do it way ahead of time and freeze it. By the way, I don't think I have seen stuffing that calls for crumbs. Cubes yes, crumbs no. That's not to say it doesn't exist, but it sounds mushy to me.

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seth10597
seth10597 October 27, 2014

Thanks for the advice guys! sorry, meant cubes!

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Susan W
Susan W October 27, 2014

Even if you purchase a loaf.of bread for the stuffing (I like olive ciabatta), it would be so much better than what your dad bought unless he has a special source. Better warn him ahead of time. :)

Tony S
Tony S October 27, 2014

Tons of bakeries will begin selling cubed bread for stuffing around this time of year. If you have a bakery that you like, I would suggest asking them if they plan to do so.

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