How can I use up stale bread?
Some weeks, we get through a loaf of bread in about a minute and a half and other times, we have a couple of slices of toast the day we get the loaf and the rest just sits there forlornly as we fill up with other carbohydrates instead. This week is somewhere inbetween and we’ve got about half a loaf left.
But what, oh what, can I do with it?
I suspect throwing it all out to the birds would a) be overkill since they can’t eat that much and b) literally overkill, because of the cats (or at least overpounce-and-miss because our cats are tubby and generally inept when it comes to that sort of thing) but it seems such a waste to just throw it in the bin.
- Reuse: Grind up into breadcrumbs. They can be frozen and used in all manner of recipes as a bulking agent or a coating. Alternatively, cut it into chunks and fry them in a little oil (and possibly garlic, mmm garlic) to make croutons for soups or salads.
- See the comments below for more suggestions and ideas