Tips for moms: Smart ways to use up stale bread


Even if you avoid eating bread every day, what is left over and you cannot eat it because it is stale, do not throw it away.

There are ways to take advantage of it, easy and practical. Let’s look at some of them:


Put the stale bread in the multi until it is well rubbed and it becomes like breadcrumbs. Before storing the crumb in a jar, you can first spread it out for a while on a baking sheet to dry completely. It is ideal for burgers and breading.


You can use stale bread in many ways.



You can make croutons in three different ways. Cut the bread into two sizes – 1cm for the small and 3cm for the large – or make rustic croutons in thumb-sized pieces. All are great to add to delicious salads and soups. If you want to infuse the croutons with some flavor, simply sprinkle them with garlic, spices or chili before baking.


Cut the bread into pieces, spread them on a baking sheet and bake them in the oven until they get a little color. Once cool, store in a bowl. You can add salt, oregano or other spices of your choice during the cooking time. Breadcrumbs are perfect for salads, hummus or guacamole.


Woman slices bread on kitchen counter.


Bread sauce

With stale bread you can make the best sauce.

You will need:


  • 600 ml of milk
  • 50 g of butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 sprigs of thyme
  • 100 g of bagatiko breadcrumbs
  • 4 tablespoons of cream or mascarpone
  • pinch of nutmeg, freshly grated


Simmer the milk, butter, onion, cloves, peppercorns, garlic and herbs in a pan for 20 minutes. Strain and add the breadcrumbs. Simmer in the pan for 3-4 minutes. Add the nutmeg, season with salt and pepper and serve.

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