Friday, September 3, 2010

Keep Your Cash Out the Trash: Bread

Like I mentioned in a previous post, I loathe throwing out food, so instead of letting it go to waste, I try to find  new use for it before it goes bad.

I had some bread that was nearing the end, so I decided to give it a makeover. Turn this bread into breadcrumbs! These homemade breadcrumbs are so simple to make, and so much better than storebought.

Homemade Breadcrumbs:
  • Just toast the bread lightly to help remove the moisture. I like to put myn in the oven on low for about 10 minutes on each side, You could also use a toaster, or toaster oven too.
  • When the bread is nicely toasted, toss it in a food processor and whirl until' desired texture. Put in a freezer storage bag and store in your freezer until' ready to use.

A few more tips: I know many don't use their end pieces of bread, so this is a great way to put them to use. If you don't have time to make breadcrumbs right away but don't want your bread to go bad before you get to it, stick it in the freezer until' you have a few minutes. Or even toss your end pieces in a freezer bag until' you have enough to make a batch of breadcrumbs. Plus, don't be afraid to combine different types of bread together, whether it's wheat bread or a few pieces of sour dough bread mix them all up.


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