Sunday, May 23, 2010

Uses for Stale Bread

Got stale bread? I did. Here are a couple of things I did with my stale bread.

Bread Crumbs
Super easy to make!
Adapted from: PassionateHomemaking
Printable Recipe
Bread slices, broken into pieces
Spring of parsley
1 Tbs butter, melted
Italian sesoning
Garlic Powder
Salt and Pepper

Pulse all ingredients in a food processor until crumbly. Store in freezer.

Chocolate Bread Pudding
I kept coming across bread pudding over and over again as a stale bread use. I'd never had bread pudding before. I must admit, it was quite tasty.
Adapted from: Real Simple
Printable Recipe
2 Tbs butter
5 oz (1/2 loaf) stale baguette, cut into 1 inch cubes
3/4 c heavy cream
3/4 c whole milk
1 tsp vanilla
8 oz semisweet chocolate chips
3 egg yolks
1/3 c sugar
1 Tbs cocoa powder for dusting

1. Preheat oven to 325° F. Coat six 5-ounce ramekins with the butter. Place bread in a large bowl.

2. In a saucepan, combine cream, milk, and vanilla. Whisk over med-high heat until mixture comes to a boil. Add chocolate chips, remove or reduce heat. Whisk until the chocolate chips are melted and incorporated.

3. In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks and sugar together. Then, whisk in a small amount of the chocolate mixture. Then, whisk the egg mixture into the chocolate mixture and whisk until thoroughly combined. Pour over the bread and press firmly with a spatula to ensure all the bread is soaked.

4. Cover with plastic wrap. Let sit 20 minutes at room temperature or soak in the fridge for a day.

5. Bring water to a boil in a kettle. Divide the chocolate bread and liquid evenly into the prepared ramekins. Place the ramekins in a large roasting pan. Place the pan in the oven. Fill the pan with boiling water until it reaches halfway up the ramekins.

6. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the pudding is set. Remove and cool in the water for 5-10 minutes. Dust with cocoa powder. 

1 comment:

  1. Very creative! Can you make croutons too from stale bread. Never thought of it before.


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