Nerd loves sandwiches; however, when he spends 12 hours a day in the engineering lab, he more often than not orders in:/
Needless to say, I end up with a lot of stale bread.
On one hand… It is such a joy to hand stale, not quite moldy bread to the kids I babysit and watch them feed the ducks at Zilker Park. It’s also fun to be chased up the banks when you are out of bread. It happened. But not to me. I saw it. Beware!!
On the other hand… I LOVE bread crumbs! No one, not one single individual has ever told me that making bread crumbs was so easy. Maybe I should’ve asked…
I called up the mother and finally asked… Easy Sccchhhmeeeasy she says:
First, I go into “stress-relief” mode by tearing up the bread into small pieces. (“stress-relief” mode may also refer to blender use, mashing potatoes, and sometimes chopping vegetables, but be careful with the latter).
Mine were still not stale enough so I spread them out on a cookie sheet and baked them for around 5 minutes.
Place bread remnants in a food processor (mine is a wee little thing, so it took several batches) process ’em until they reach your desired crumminess! After they are there, add a bit of melted butter (I added about 1/2 tsp for each small batch) so that they don’t burn in the oven.
Mother says these should keep for quite a while in the freezer, but mine were gone within two days!