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The average family could save £700 a year, simply by throwing away less food.
We throw away 7 million tonnes of food and drink every year from home, costing us £12.5bn a year.” Love food hate waste
In our home I feel as though I loose half a loaf in uneaten bread crusts (I may have mentioned before that my children are fussy eaters). I inwardly groan when I open their lunch boxes and see the wasted bread crusts. Back at school this week we have agreed different breads so fingers crossed I will have no crusts! But I appreciate bread crusts are a common issue. So what to do with them?? Personally I cut them off and freeze them (cereal box liners are perfect for freezing them in).
10 plus ideas for using up bread crusts
Cheese pudding…..pour over a mix of eggs, milk, grated cheese….you can add fried onion, cooked chopped leeks, or bacon or ham!…bake in oven 180. until risen and golden. Delicious!
Fat cake for the birds
Crumble up the crusts with teeny bits of cheese – makes a nice topping for cobbler sand pasta dishes
Bread pudding, my husband loves Delia Smiths recipe
Croutons ….. Toss in oil and salt and pepper, add any other herbs etc and spread onto a baking sheet. Cook in low oven until brown and crunchy then put in an sealed jar good for soup and salads
Farmer’s Breakfast, a German dish normally using potatoes but you can use the bread in lieu of taters – recipe here
Apple dessert – Danish dish, recipe here
Panzanella a tomato and bread salad – recipe here
Topping for fish pie when mixed with grated cheese and parsley – instead of mash.
Apple Brown Betty , a traditional American desert – try this recipe
Bread crumbs, can be used in the following:-
To make mince go further,
Thicken soups or casserole sauces
Carrot burgers, recipe on the love food hate waste web site
I would love to hear what you make with left over bread,