Most Moroccans are frugal, and stale bread is rarely thrown away. Scraps are often set out near the trash to be collected as feed for animals, but old bread is often toasted, served with mint tea and olive oil for dipping, or used as a bed for the fabulous Chicken Rfisa.What's your favorite use for old or stale bread? What's Your Tip?
Feed it to the ducks!
- I always go to the local pond near my library and feed the ducks and other birds the bread. It's a great way to connect to nature and you don't necessarily have to eat it!
stale bread art
- Make art with stale bread.Paint applies easily.Varnish if you wish when finished.It's really a piece of cake,No bun intended.
- —Guest Randy Elliott
Keep bread fresh
- I keep bread baked without preservative in a dark cupboard & it does not go stale much less develop mold for 3 to 4 weeks.
- —Guest carolynmoskowitz
Grandma's way to use up stale bread
- We always liked to have stale bread - especially hard rolls. Mom would just spread butter, cinnamon & sugar on the stale halves of rolls & put them under the broiler for a few minutes. YUM!!! She got the recipe from her mother.
- —Guest katherine.frances
- a classic British sauce to serve especially with chicken... basically a white sauce thickened with stale crustless bread and flavored with onion, cloves and mace....
- make croutons for soups and salads spice the slices with olive oil garlic, onion powder and any other spices you may think of or make any variety of flavors and bake at 350 degrees until hardened and let cool before cutting it into cubes, if you're lucky- they will come out crunchy soft.
- —Guest jeannie
Quick & wonderful Croutons
- Stale bread makes delicious croutons extremely easily: 1. Toast it in your toaster. 2. Meanwhile, peel a clove of garlic. 3. Allow the toasted bread to cool down. 4. Rub the clove all over the bread. (It's fun!)5. Dunk into any soup or chop into squares for salads. These croutons have no fat, but if desired, you can brush a little olive oil on after rubbing with the garlic.
- Most of the time, stale bread here is used in a breakfast casserole. Bread pudding and poultry stuffing are also frequently made with stale bread, but a good breakfast casserole is perfect. It is also healthier than bread pudding - so I prepare it more often.
- That is something I like very much about Morocco. No bread goes to waste. I usually use it to make bread crumbs and french toast.
- Any time we have a stale, leftover baguette, I know what my husband will be making on the weekend: French toast. My favorite recipe: http://cookingequipment.about.com/od/breakfastrecipes/r/bakedfrenchtoas.htm
Pappa al Pomodoro
- Pappa is the best tomato soup out there! Tomatoes, leeks, basil, olive oil, old bread...YUM!!!!
Bread Pudding and More
- Bread pudding, especially banana bread pudding, as I've always got ripe bananas to use. Other ideas: French toast, breadcrumbs, and homemade croutons.
- —Guest FionaH
Variety Bread Crumbs
- I like to make bread crumbs, and I keep them in a ziplock bag in the freezer. I add different kinds of bread to the bag - whole wheat, corn bread, sour dough.. over time you get a very tasty bread crumb mix.
- http://chinesefood.about.com/od/shrimprecipes/r/shrimptoast.htm It's great for making appetizers that are deep-fried, such as Chinese shrimp toast. Using stale bread helps the bread soak up less oil during deep-frying.
Make a Frittata
- Toast the leftover bread crumbs and add to a frittata when the eggs are cooked about halfway. Adds great flavor and some fiber to a great breakfast dish!