Monday, 25 May 2015

Bread Repurpose - Bread Crumbs

One of the questions I get asked a lot is what to do with bread off-cuts & scraps. One my favourite ways to use them is to make bread crumbs.

I keep a zip-lock bag of offcuts in my freezer and when it gets full I bake the crusts/off-cuts at 180 degrees until golden. The length of time varies depending on the size of the scraps and how full I stuff the tray ;-). You may need to turn after 15 minutes and let it go for another 15, but the best way to tell is to 'keep a nose' out for it.
About 6 cups of loosely packed toasted crusts will blend down to about 1 cup of bread crumbs. These can be stored in an air tight container in the pantry and used for all sorts of goodies. I'll share some of my favourite recipes this week with you, so stay tuned!

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  1. Excellent post! I'd didn't realise they needed to be toasted first. I keep end pieces of bread in the freezer and crumb them when needed

    1. I don't think they *need* to be toasted first. I just prefer the flavour & texture that way :-)
      Do you crumb the ends from frozen? My poor old blender is on it's last legs and I'm not sure it could handle it, teethe ;-D

  2. How long do your crumbs keep in the pantry?

    1. You know I've never really paid attention Anna! I'd say a few months from experience. I normally empty all my bread scraps at the same time so have had up to 4 cups of crumbs from my biggest clean out. I found this article which says you can keep for up to a year!
      I've never tried that long as they tend to get used up before then :-)


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