Have you ever made Bread Pudding before? It’s a perfect way to use up stale bread and I can’t believe I have never tried it. This recipe is one of those that are the result of throwing together some ingredients that need to be used before you have to throw them out. Another recipe that I came up with during our holiday at the farm.
Using up ingredients
I had a whole baguette left from a barbecue two days earlier. Too dry and too hard to eat it like that. There is a lot you can do with a stale baguette:
- make bread crumbs/panko (let it dry out even more and then blitz it up in a food processor)
- make croutons (cut into cubes, drizzle with olive oil, add garlic and spices, toss, then roast in the oven until golden brown, great on salads or in soups)
- cut it open, add tomato sauce, ham/salami, cheese and pop it under the grill
- make french toast
I also had a few nectarines that needed to be eaten soon. Seeing them together on the counter, I realized that I could go a totally different direction with that. Sweet instead of savory. Being at a farm, I had more than enough fresh milk and eggs at my disposal. But… I did not have my cabinet with spices. The stash I keep at a holiday home, is very minimal. Luckily, a previous guest had left some cinnamon. Hallelujah!