Ways With Stale Bread
What To Do With Stale Bread
What to do with stale bread:
|What to do with stale bread||Preparation||Bake Time|
|For bread that is soft on the inside yet crispy on the outside *||Sprinkle loaf with water||Bake at 350° about 10 minutes|
|For soft bread||Wrap it in aluminum foil||Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes|
|Make Croutons||Chop bread into cubes||Bake at 350° about 30 minutes|
|Make Breadcrumbs – oven||Place bread slices on baking pan||Bake at 300° about 30 minutes then crumble|
|Make Breadcrumbs – freezer||Place loaf in the freezer||Grate on the large holes of a cheese grater|
|Make French Toast||Slice and dip into egg batter||Pan fry for a few minutes on each side|
|Make Bread Pudding or Crock Pot French Toast||Pour cream mixture over bread pieces in baking dish||Bake at 350° for 45 Minutes in oven or 7 hours in crock pot|
|Make Stuffing||Break into pieces and add to melted butter & cooked veggies||Bake with your meat|
Breadcrumbs keep nicely in a freezer safe container in the freezer.
Caution: If you see mold anywhere on your loaf, toss the entire loaf. These ideas are NOT for spoiled, soggy or moldy bread!
Freshen Stale Bread
The recommended way to freshen a stale loaf of bread is to sprinkle it with water all over and then bake at 350°, directly on the oven rack, for about 8-10 minutes. The loaf will be crispy on the outside yet soft and fresh on the inside. You will never know that the bread had once been stale!
Hope this answered your questions on what to do with stale bread.
If your bread is a little beyond stale and more like a rock, and is free from any mold, then consider making croutons or grating it into breadcrumbs. For details and variations on making croutons, see our blog post on how to make croutons.