Bread is pretty much the humble cornerstone of any household and while we assume that it is the first thing we all run out of in our kitchen, sometimes it’s left to go stale. If you’re not a big fan of throwing food away, here are 4 of our best-loved bread recipes to help make the most of the household staple.
Drizzle bread cubes with olive oil, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes and bake in an oven for 15 minutes to make these crunchy golden delights. You can enjoy them with soups and salads or just munch on them solo. Ideally, french bread works best but any bread will do just fine also.
If you adore sweet treats this is the one for you. Leftover bread really does make the best pudding and it doesn’t take much to make. Simply pour a mixture of egg, milk (and/or cream), sugar and nutmeg over buttered slices of bread facing up and bake for 30 minutes. To spice things up, you could add cherries or raisins if you don’t mind them.
Here’s a twist to the popular bread and egg delicacy Ghanaians know and love. Stale bread lends itself well to soaking up flavours and not turning to mush at the first hint of moisture. To make this breakfast special, drench slices of bread in a bowl of whisked egg, vanilla extract (and/or cream) and pan fry each side of the bread for about a minute. French toast is best enjoyed with a topping of maple syrup.
Liven up baked fish or meatballs with a crisp breadcrumb topping. It’s quite simple, tear up your bread into little pieces and sieve till you attain fine grains. Before baking fish or deep frying meatballs, sprinkle breadcrumbs over them or gently dab them in the crumbs to add a little bit of crunch to them.
It’s inevitable that sometimes you just won’t get a chance to use up your bread before it starts to go stale. Instead of throwing it out, remember to try out these delicious options. Before long, you’ll be a pro at making them and will definitely recommend them to your friends. Happy cooking!
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