Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Homemade Bread Crumbs

Re-purpose Idea! 

I try make bread every week.  However, it's been a few weeks since the last time I made it so I think my family is overdue for a little lovin'

The recipe I use makes enough for 4 loaf pans. Or 3 loaf pans and a pizza. Or 3 loaf pans and a pan of dinner rolls. Sometimes the last 3/4 of a loaf will get stale before it gets eaten.
So, instead of throwing it to the chickens, birds, or compost pile, I slice it up, dry it thoroughly, and give it a whir in my food processor to make homemade breadcrumbs.  

 Sliced bread drying on a rack

   Broken into pieces to fit into my food processor

After a few pulses and before I added the herbs

 If I feel like it, I'll add a couple of shakes of Italian Blend herbs. But most of the time, it's just plain breadcrumbs. They are more coarse like a Panko crumb than the finely processed ones in the store. But my family really likes them a little coarse. It makes a great crunch on anything and everything you chose to put it on!  I have one gallon glass jars with metal lids that I keep my dry foods in.

Gallon jar that I use for breadcrumbs.

Homemade breadcrumbs- Just another way to use what I've got on hand...what do you to to 'repurpose' what you have?

*I'm fairly certain that one can make breadcrumbs out of any stale bread. It doesn't have to be homemade bread... I'm just throwing that out there*


  1. Since you've been so kind and curious about my blog, I thought I'd repay with comments. I like your blog, and the homemade breadcrumbs, although I've done that, too.
    Usually, I keep old bread, biscuits or muffins, or the heel nobody will eat, throw it in the oven to dry out. Then I chunk up mine for use in dressings. Geesh, I haven't bought that store dressing in ages because I use my own from my own old breads. :-)
    Thanks for your ideas and keep on writing. I really must come visit you sometime.

    1. Hi Brenda- Thank you for your comment!

      I agree- you should come visit me sometime!


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