We throw out around 24 million slices of bread every day in the UK! What a waste of perfectly good food and money. Freezing your bread loaf and using just what you need is one of the best ways to prevent wasting it. Discarding leftover bread crusts is also completely avoidable as, while some people prefer not to eat, there is still so much you can do with it.
At home, it is an ongoing battle with my kids. They swift through bread slices as if the crust ends had something wrong with them. I would like to point out that this is not an inherited behaviour as bread crusts are my favourites and I gladly become the human dustbin.
What to do with bread crusts
They are so many recipes you can make with stale bread, it is really a shame to let it go to waste. The easiest is to add them to soups (such as ribolitta) or salads (such as Panzanella). Leave it to the Italians to find delicious ways not to waste food 🙂
Below you will find 9 recipes to use leftover bread crusts but we need more ideas please, so don’t hesitate to share your bread waste food hacks in the comment box below!
Stop buying breadcrumbs. Make your own instead from leftover bread.
A quick sweet treat that the kids will love, these Cinnamon Sugar Bread Crust Treats taste like cinnamon doughnuts. For a savoury version, you can use parmesan and herbs.
Bread Pudding recipes often call for the ends to be removed. What a waste of good food! Try this recipe instead or mix them with regular bread slices.
I never ever buy croutons, instead, I use stale bread to make them at home as in the recipe above. Much healthier with all-natural seasoning.
Pakora is an Indian fried street food. Here is a version using bread crust.
This quiche recipe uses breadcrumbs instead of pastry dough for the crust. How clever!
Again breadcrumbs make the perfect crust, this time for a cheesecake base!
Give your morning toast a makeover with this yummy Bread Pudding Cake.
Do you have a favourite recipe to use leftover bread crusts, make sure to share it in the comment box below!
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