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Old 10-27-2006, 09:55 PM   #1
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Question ISO: Uses for bread crusts

Besides the obvious breadcrumbs or bread pudding, any suggestions for bread crusts or stale bread?

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Old 10-27-2006, 10:26 PM   #2
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Make some seasoned croutons for salads

Use in stuffings for turkey, chicken, pork, potatoes

I use the crusts of bread in my meatloaf

Use as bird food (the stale bread)

Cant think of anything else but I'm sure others will have plenty of ideas.
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Old 10-27-2006, 10:39 PM   #3
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Build a bread crust village?

I would go with the croutons too
Make a savory bread pudding instead of a sweet one
Panzanella salad would be a good use for them too
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Old 10-27-2006, 10:42 PM   #4
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Sounds like the foundation for dressing or stuffing (depends on how it is cooked - on the side or inside the whatever), my Grandma used to use it for "breaded tomatoes" (stewed tomatoes with onions and leftover bread), and there are some Italinan bread soup recipes (I am sure other cultures have uses for leftover bread). You can even use stale bread to make French Toast if you let it soak for a minute or two longer to rehydrate. You can even lightly toast stale bread, add 1/2 teaspoon or so of sugar, and cover with warm milk to make a "milk toast" breakfast cereal.

Bread (fresh or stale) is generally used either as a binder ingredient, an extender, a main ingretient, or a garnish.
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Old 10-28-2006, 03:54 AM   #5
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Stale bread can be used in Taramosalata, a Greek spread made out of 'Tarama' (cod roe). If you can find 'Tarama' in your area and if you are interested to try, let me know and I will post the recipe.
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Old 10-28-2006, 05:11 AM   #6
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when I was in Russia, my friends wife made these "Snacks", it was basicly bread cut into 3cm x 1.5cm strips, rolled in salt and pepper the flattened with a rolling pin (the flatter the better) then put on a baking tray and put into the oven until dry and crispy, let them cool and then put them in a bowl on the table for all to eat, it`s great with a Beer or 2 :)
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Just curious, why do you have so many?
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Old 10-28-2006, 07:14 AM   #8
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This can only be done with whole slices, but leftover bread will do.

Coconut cookies

Roll up bread slices (like a jelly roll). Dip in condensed milk(not evaporated) and roll in coconut. Bake for a few minutes at 350. I can't remember the baking time - just watch carefully. They are delicious and nobody believes it was made from bread.
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I just remembered, there`s also some Wine making recipes that call for a layer of bread to placed on the top of the liquid in the brew bin.
I specificaly rem a dandilion wine recipe that called for just such a thing :)

oh yeah, and there`s also the Penicilin Option too :P
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Old 10-28-2006, 08:58 AM   #10
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soak them in a little milk and then add to meatballs or meatloaf.
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