12 things you didn't know you could do with leftover bread

Posted by Ella Buchan on 20 May 2016

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Savoury crunch mix

To make breadcrumbs, first dry slices out in a low oven (about an hour at 150°C/gas mark 2) and blitz. They will keep in an airtight container for three months, longer in the freezer.

Mix with herbs, spices and grated parmesan to add a flavour punch to chicken, gratins or mac ‘n’ cheese.

Savoury breadcrumb mix
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Make an authentic arrabiata

A fistful of wholemeal breadcrumbs adds texture and bite to this classic, tomato-based pasta sauce. Great for using up tinned tomatoes and herbs, too.

Arrabbiata with spaghetti
Homemade

French toast

Doorstops of wholemeal bread and fresh fruit make this classy version of eggy bread a proper weekend treat.

French toast with fruit
Homemade

Make veggie sausages

With leeks, Caerphilly cheese, herbs and breadcrumbs, these meatless ‘sausages’ are a creamy dream for supper or brunch.

Make veggie sausages
Lavender and Lovage

Bread pudding

Stale bread is the key ingredient in this classic British pud. Or add a savoury twist with this delicious cheese and ham version - also great for using up leftover salad and sliced meat.

Bread pudding
Homemade

Stale bread soup

Leftover loaf, tinned tomatoes, stock, garlic and olive oil make up this simple but flavoursome Italian supper.

Stale bread soup
The Italian Dish

Migas

Chorizo, spices and leftover crusty baguette cosy up for this super-tasty Spanish dish. A lovely speedy supper or breakfast dish with fried eggs.

Migas
Bites Out of Life

Treacle tart

This crowd-pleasing classic owes its thick, sticky texture to day-old white bread. Serve with coconut ice cream to cut through the rich sweetness.

Treacle tart
Homemade

Brown bread ice cream

Dating back to the Victorian era and using caramelised breadcrumbs, this is far tastier than it sounds.

Brown bread ice cream
House of Bakes

Lamb burgers

Bored of beef? Try something different with these lamb burgers, bound with the help of leftover breadcrumbs.

Lamb burgers
Homemade

Breadcrumb pesto

You can use any nuts and herbs to make pesto - just blend up what you have in the cupboard. No nuts at all? Substitute lightly toasted breadcrumbs, using a little more olive oil than usual.

Breadcrumb pesto
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Romesco sauce

Breadcrumbs thicken this versatile sauce, a Spanish classic with patatas bravas, grilled fish, chicken or roasted veg.

Romesco sauce
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