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Old 01-24-2011, 12:07 PM   #1
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Any tips for making bread crumbs?

As I sit here with my meat tenderizer, a beat up 9 x 13 pan, and a strainer, I think to myself, "There must be a better way!" I accidentally let an expensive loaf of French bread dry out, and I can't bear to throw it out so I decided to make it into crumbs. It's rock hard, and I've been trying to pulverize it with my meat tenderizer. I like the crumbs fine, which is why I'm sending the crumbs through a strainer. Any tips??

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Old 01-24-2011, 12:19 PM   #2
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I have used the food grinder attachment to my stand mixer.
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:21 PM   #3
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I have used the food grinder attachment to my stand mixer.
Hmm, good idea...
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:44 PM   #4
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Might try a grater as well or Use your tenderizer to break it into chunks and run them through a food processor.
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Old 01-24-2011, 01:26 PM   #5
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As I sit here with my meat tenderizer, a beat up 9 x 13 pan, and a strainer, I think to myself, "There must be a better way!" I accidentally let an expensive loaf of French bread dry out, and I can't bear to throw it out so I decided to make it into crumbs. It's rock hard, and I've been trying to pulverize it with my meat tenderizer. I like the crumbs fine, which is why I'm sending the crumbs through a strainer. Any tips??
I would use a box grater using the fine grating side and just grate the bread. If the pieces are still too big, put in a freezer bag and roll with a rolling pin. That should do it.
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Old 01-24-2011, 01:26 PM   #6
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Your blender will pulverize it. Just don't fill it too full.
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Old 01-24-2011, 01:33 PM   #7
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Thank you! I have a tiny kitchen, so I use a mini grater, and don't have a blender. But I am going to try the blender.
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Old 01-24-2011, 01:54 PM   #8
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My blender also does a great job for bread crumbs.

Skittle I've revived a rock hard french bread by running it under the faucet so that it's good and wet, and then wrapping it tight in foil and sticking it in the oven for about 20 minutes. Works for me every time.
Worth a try.
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Old 01-24-2011, 02:52 PM   #9
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:35 PM   #10
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I 2nd this ^^
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