Day-old bread that has been marked down in the bakery department needs to be used up quickly so that it does not go stale or go off altogether. Rather than end up tossing away day-old bread after letting it sit for even longer in the fridge or breadbin, there are a number of ways to use it up. The following article contains some creative ways to use up day-old bread that your whole family will enjoy.
Homemade garlic bread is a great accompaniment to Italian dishes and can be used to mop up tasty juices at the end of the meal. It is easy to make homemade garlic bread and costs less than shop-bought varieties, which are often loaded with fat and sodium. Use leftover baps, rolls or baguettes and cut them in individual serving sizes, add a thin layer of butter or margarine, garlic powder, or crushed, fresh garlic. Top with freshly milled black pepper or Italian herbs. Then bake in a preheated oven until crispy. Homemade garlic bread will keep fresh in the fridge for a day or two, helping to extend the life of the bread a little further.
Create Tasty Sandwiches
When you are in a hurry, it is easy to pick up a sandwich from the supermarket, but these sandwiches are often overpriced and not enough to satisfy your appetite. Use up day-old bread by making healthier, more affordable sandwiches for yourself and your children. Baps and rolls work great for sandwiches. Open them up and fill them with generous amounts of tuna, lean chicken, egg mayonnaise, salad or a combination of other ingredients you have on hand, for a filling, nutritious lunch that will be enjoyed by all.
Bread and Butter Pudding
Bread and butter pudding is an old-fashioned favourite that can still please, which is where day-old bread comes into play. Sliced bread works best when making bread and butter pudding. If you have half a loaf of bread left, do not throw it away. Provided it is still in good shape, it can be used to make bread and butter pudding. Remove the crusts, cut the bread into triangles and arrange into layers on a buttered, ovenproof dish and add the raisins, sultanas, beaten eggs and other ingredients. Bread and butter pudding is a crowd pleaser that will have your family coming back for seconds. No one will ever guess that you used day-old bread in the recipe.
Day-old bread can quickly go off, which is why it is important to think up creative new ways to use it up in time. Make up a batch of tasty homemade garlic bread to accompany Italian-inspired meals, make sandwiches for the whole family to take to school or work and use up half a loaf of day-old bread to make a tasty batch of bread and butter pudding.