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Try these ways to use the leftover Whole Bread Loaf

There are so many things you do with a leftover loaf of bread. Whole bread for that matter rules all homes and restaurants alike. Keeping the benefits in mind, throwing away a loaf just because you bought it a day before makes no sense. Whether in the form of cubes, crumbs or slices, here’s how you can use the whole bread loaf to make the most out of it:

Crunchier with Crumbs

Use a food processor to finely ground the bread and use it to make the following dishes:

• Stuffed Portobello Caps:

Fill Portobello mushroom caps with equal parts crumbs and smoked Gouda cheese and bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees and they’re ready. It’s as easy as that!

Chicken and Fish Crusts:

Prepare a mixture of bread crusts, spices, and dried herbs and fill it in chicken and fish fillets right before you put them into the microwave. Enjoy lip-smacking crusty chicken made with some wine over the weekend.

• Pasta Topping:

Bored of oreganos and chilies? Prepare your own pasta topping by blending equal parts crumbs and fresh parmesan cheese topped with dried oregano and toast it in a dry pan. Sprinkle it over your pasta and make your guests yearn for the recipe.

Sumptuous Delicacies with Bread Cubes

Cut the bread loaf into cubes to prepare the following finger licking delicacies:

• Croutons:

Sprinkle/drizzle the cubes in olive oil and garlic and onion powder, thyme, oregano, smoked paprika, black pepper, and salt. Bake it for 6-7 minutes at 400 degrees until golden brown and you are all set to make your salad and soups even yummier!

• Nutty Vegetable Topping:

Arrange almonds, pine nuts, and bread cubes on a baking sheet and sprinkle some olive oil on them. Bake for 6-7 minutes at 400 degrees until golden. Transfer the mixture to a food processor until coarse ground. Sprinkle it over vegetables, sprouts or squash and enjoy.

The Sliced Goodness

Slice the loaf into the desired thickness to prepare the following mouth-watering dishes:

• Crackers:

Cut thin slices and arrange on a baking sheet. Bake for 3-5 minutes at 400 degrees until golden. Layer them up with your favorite toppings such as cottage cheese, hummus, tapenade, or even smoked salmon.

• Panini:

Use slices to prepare your own customized sandwiches.

For an easy dessert, check out the bread halwa recipe and eat away after enjoying all these dishes upgraded with bread.