Repurposing Day-Old Bread
Posted On May 14, 2020
Are you making a lot of bread at home lately? Or, are you buying more loaves than usual? If you find yourself with too much bread or bread that's a few days old, here are a few ways you can repurpose it to make it go much farther.
- Make Crackers
Make delicious crackers from stale bread. Slice the bread into very thin slices and brush both sides with olive oil. Place the slices in a single layer on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake at 350F for about 8-12 minutes until golden brown.
- Make Panzanella Salad
Panzanella salad is the perfect way to use up day-old bread. Think toasted bread cubes mixed with a variety of vegetables, cheese and dressing for a filling salad. Try our Roasted Vegetable Panzanella Salad recipe.
- Make Croutons
Cube & season leftover bread slices to make your own croutons! Season the cubes of bread with olive oil, salt and pepper or other favourite seasonings like oregano or thyme. Spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and roast in the oven at 375F for about 15-20 minutes, turning halfway through in order to get them browned. Once fully cooled, store in a container for up to a week.
- Make Breadcrumbs
First, grind leftover bread in a food processor or blender. Spread out on a baking sheet and bake at 300F for about 10 minutes, until toasted and dry. Let completely cool the baking sheet and store for about a month in a container.
- Make Tuscan Bread Soup (also known as Ribollita)
Did you know you can use bread to thicken soup? Ribollita is a classic Italian soup packed with beans, hearty greens and a tomato base along with . Try this simple version of ribollita here from Bon Appetit.