Saturday, March 24, 2012
During the cooler months I'm inspired to eat only homemade bread instead of store bought bread. I've been making some deliciously flexible almost whole wheat breads that I will share the recipe with you soon. Last night I made some bread, which was a total flop. I let the first rise way to long. I decided to move onto the second rise, shaped it into loaves, and baked it. Not surprisingly the bread was dense and not sandwich bread worth. Nevertheless there's always a use for recipes gone wrong. As in art there are no mistakes, so with cooking the mistakes can be turned into other things and these loaves turned into breadcrumbs.
To make homemade breadcrumbs all you need is bread! Break the bread into chunks and let them air out on a cookie sheet until dry. Pulse in a food processor until desired consistency. You could also put the crumbs in a plastic bag and hammer those crumbs out (sounds like a great time for the kiddos). I store my crumbs in the freezer to ensure they don't mold. The fridge probably works too.
Now you have breadcrumbs for chicken nuggets, meatloaf, macaroni and cheese, etc. No need to buy that who knows what's in it store bought breadcrumbs when you can make some at home. Enjoy.