Stale bread, delightful crumbs

If your bread has turned stale, or if you’re simply sick of it, turn it into bread crumbs. The key to good crumbs is to take the moisture out of it – so the staler it is, the better! You can do this either by naturally leaving it out to air or in the fridge or toasting it in the oven. Bread crumbs can be stored in the fridge or freezer for when you’d like to coat over fish/meat, garnish on soup, layer over an apple crumble. So don’t throw away that bread 😊


Stale bread or toasted bread, salt, pepper, herb (of choice – I like rosemary for meats or dill for seafood), lemon rind


Prep time: 10 mins

Cut the stale bread into parts (doesn’t need to be nice). Grate half a lemon’s worth of rind. In a food processor, add in bread, rind, pepper, salt and a sprig of rosemary leaves. Process until fine.

If you don’t have a food processor, toast until hard (if you press your finger on the bread lightly, this shouldn’t bounce up) – this allows it to break and crumb easily so use your hands to break it apart. Takes more time but take it as exercise!

Pair with

Chicken or pork schnitzel (will be released soon), layer over stews, soups, apple crumble

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