Don’t Ditch the Heel — Dry Bread Uses

You’re down to the last slice of bread or the heel of the loaf. It’s been only a few days, so the bread is still good. Break it into crumbs or cubes, or leave the pieces whole on a baking sheet, sprinkle with olive oil, herbs and possibly Parmesan cheese, and bake on low to make croutons, stuffing or crusty bread to serve with a hearty soup. Grind up baked bread to make breading for fried chicken, fish or cutlets. 

Use day-old bread as a ‘bread bowl’ for soups and dips. Line the bottom of a soup dish with a slice of bread, and spoon the soup or stew on top for an especially hearty winter meal. Make French toast , or combine stale bread with milk, eggs, raisins, cinnamon and sugar to make bread pudding. Serve it hot and top it off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

WoodAble is committed to making the world a better place. Using up every part of the plants we have for food is one way to enrich diets and reduce food waste.