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Sunday, February 7, 2010

How to make homemade breadcrumbs


Like much of the population we never eat the heals of the bread on top of that my wife and daughter like to cut the crusts of their bread so we have quite a bit bread going to waste, so made perfect sense to try my hand at making some breadcrumbs.

The process is very simple, cut up your bread into equal size pieces and lay them on a single layer on a cookie sheet and place them in your oven.  Set oven to 300 F degrees and once it preheats, flip over bread and “cook” for 5 minutes and turn the oven off (leaving bread in oven).  Let the bread cool and it should be very brittle and break when bent.


Add bread crumbs into food processor and grind until your breadcrumbs are at your desired consistency.


Store in a sealed bag or freeze and use as long as mold does not appear.  In our case most of these crumbs consist of crust so it theory should have some fairly high fiber content and get some great breadcrumbs to coat of fish/chicken or to stretch out some hamburger/meatloaf.


Cassandra said...

My method for this is even cheaper and easier - just put the leftover bread in a paper bag and let it dry on the counter. However, I live in a very dry climate, so people who live on the coast might have less luck and more mold with this method.

Going Homemade said...

Yeah too humid here in the Northwest but I agree can save some energy with that method. A couple of other options I have thought of for these humid locations is laying them out on a sunny day (don't get too many of these either ) or if you just have a few just throw them in the toaster on the lowest setting.