Stale bread: 10 uses and recipes you don't expect

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Stale bread, recipes to reuse leftover and now dry bread. Throwing away bread is really a shame. Fortunately, stale bread can be reused for the preparation of numerous recipes, which mainly come from the tradition of poor and regional cuisine and which deserve to be rediscovered and adapted, also based on our tastes today and our food choices. After reading them, you will start saving every crumb.



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Throw the bread it's really a shame. Fortunately, the stale bread may be reused for the preparation of numerous recipes, which come above all from the tradition of “poor” and regional cuisine and which deserve to be rediscovered and adapted, also based on our tastes today and our food choices.



You can turn stale bread in croutons, excellent to serve, for example, with a soup. By cutting the bread into slices or cubes and browning it in a pan or in the oven in extra virgin olive oil, with the addition of your favorite aromatic herbs; or you can prepare some breadcrumbs, thus avoiding thepurchase of a packaged product which may contain unwanted additives.

But below you will find some recipes and after reading them, you will start to keep every crumb.

Gazpacho

Gazpacho is one cold soup typical of Spain which sees stale bread among its main ingredients. For its preparation, you will need two or three slices of bread, which you will have to soften in water before adding it to the other ingredients. Gazpacho is prepared with tomatoes e vegetables or fruit Seasonal.

Chard pie: recipe with stale bread

dumplings

The dumplings are a "poor" dish, typical of Tyrolean tradition, which was prepared using leftovers. Stale bread is one of the fundamental ingredients for the preparation of dumplings, which can be served dry or in broth. The crumb of stale bread is used, which can be softened in broth or milk, even vegetable, to be able to combine it with the other ingredients.

Chicory dumplings in broth

Chicory dumplings are a variant of the classic Tyrolean dumpling recipe, designed not to waste stale bread and to eliminate waste. Very easy to make, they are a first course suitable for the whole family. Here is the recipe to follow step by step.

Stuffed eggplant with bread



The recipe of stuffed eggplant with bread it's very simple, you will need the stale bread, cherry tomatoes, eggplant and basil, this dish can be prepared even with a few hours in advance. A crunchy external crust contains a tasty and soft filling that, if you want, you can also further flavor with the addition of olives and capers.

panzanella

Tuscan panzanella is a traditional Tuscan dish, and it is very simple to prepare with seasonal ingredients and allows us to use stale bread to create a really tasty dish. According to the original recipe, the panzanella is prepared with stale bread, red onion and basil, all seasoned with oil, vinegar and salt. The stale bread is left to soak in water and then squeezed. There are numerous variations, for example there are those who add hard-boiled eggs, but the addition of tomatoes and cucumbers is now a rule. Here the original Tuscan recipe and here you can get ideas by trying other recipes of the panzanella.

Meatballs Bread

Le Meatballs Bread are one of the many dishes of the Salento culinary culture and arise from the need for do not waste leftover food, in this case bread. Based on stale bread, this dish is in fact a very tasty culinary recycle dish which will surely appeal to young children. They can be baked in the oven, but also fried in hot oil. Here the complete recipe.

Pappa al pomodoro

Pappa al pomodoro is a dish unique of the Tuscan tradition, was born many years ago for recycle leftover stale bread and soon his recipe spread in our country. The recipe is very simple, in fact, to prepare it you need tomatoes, garlic, basil, stale bread, broth and good extra virgin olive oil. Here is the recipe to follow step by step.



Cabbage rolls and curry potatoes

If you have two or three slices of stale homemade bread at your disposal, you can experiment with the preparation of excellent ones curry cabbage rolls, a mix of spices that will give the dish an exotic flavor. The cabbage will be used to form the wrapping of the rolls, while the filling can be based on potatoes and softened stale bread. THU la prescription.

Leftover bread cake

Here is a delicious idea to reuse leftover bread. It is the preparation of an excellent cake for breakfast or for a snack. In the preparation of this particular cake, stale bread replaces flour. The addition of almond flour and to sweeten raw cane sugar is used. Here is the complete recipe to follow step by step.

Chocolate bread cake

How to recycle stale bread? Preparing a chocolate bread cake. An original and delicious idea to avoid waste and prepare a dessert for a snack or breakfast. Here is the complete recipe to follow step by step.

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