Weekend Cook and Tell Round Up: Stale Bread Salvation
Last week on the Weekend Cook and Tell we asked all of you to share ideas for what to do with those leftover baguettes, ryes, boules, pullmans, and bollilos for a challenge we called Stale Bread Salvation. Our search for creative uses for leftover loaves covered everything from soups and salads to sweet and savory puddings. Let's take a look at some of our stale bread saviors.
Our resident bread baker dbcurrie always has more than her fair share of leftover bread. Take at look at this apple swirl French toast she made from the remnants of last week's apple butter swirl bread.
therealchiffonade gave us a seven-point game plan for tackling stale baguettes including garlic bread, bread pudding, breadcrumbs (especially good for meatballs), croutons, stuffing, and our personal favorite, French bread pizzas.
Lili13's secret is an old family recipe for tomato pudding that mixes buttery cubes of stale bread with canned tomatoes, brown sugar, mustard, cloves, and cayenne. According to Lili13, this super rich side is best served in small portions alongside a roast or with a fried egg for breakfast.
RobertaJ's preferred method of stale bread revamp is a savory bread pudding studded with sausage, fennel, onions, and garlic, and baked with a custardy mix of eggs, cream, butter, and cheese.