Sunday, June 24, 2018

Reviving Prudence: 6 Loaves of Bread

In this post I shared how I had revived Prudence, my sourdough starter and the reasons I revived here.

I shared that one of the reasons I revived her was to make bread crumbs for future use.  I don't use many bread crumbs but do like to keep them on hand for things like making meatloaf, squash casserole, holiday cooking, etc.  Yes, I could go buy them, but since I can make them myself I choose to do it as it's one less thing I need to purchase at the grocery store.

Here's how I make bread crumbs …

*cut the bread into slices and then into smaller pieces

*dry in the dehydrator or let dry in a sunny window spread out on a flat tray (the inside of a parked vehicle with the windows up during the summer would also do well to dry the bread).  You could also use your oven by setting bread pieces in the oven, closing oven door and turning on the oven light.  

*place dried bread pieces in a blender and pulverize/chop

*spread crumbs out on a flat pan and set in the oven with the light on only overnight to make sure everything is good and dry

*let cool completely

*fill jars  (Pints are my preference because I can usually use most or all of it at one time.  If I don't use all of it, I freeze the remaining for freshness purposes.  I don't like stale bread crumbs, yes, bread crumbs can go stale!)

*vacuum seal using my jar attachments


*add to my pantry

I made 6 loaves over the past few days, 5 of them are in the refrigerator waiting to be turned into bread crumbs later this week …

Do you make your own bread crumbs?

She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

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  1. Your loaves are beautiful!

    We eat bread everyday and I run my bread machine twice a week on average. From time to time I process bread crusts into crumbs and keep them in the freezer. I don't use a lot of bread crumbs but when you need them you need them. I think the store bought ones just taste bad. Most of the leftover bread gets cubed and added to the bag in the freezer for other uses. We use most of that bread for French toast casserole when we have company for breakfast or for stuffing. I started a Pinterest board with recipes using cubed bread so that I can keep up with using what we have because it seems to accumulate rather quickly.

    1. Lana, I'm off to find you on Pinterest and check out your board!!!

  2. I always make homemade bread crumbs. My son brings home tons of leftover bread from his job so I have been using that.

    1. Making Cents of It All, what a blessing!


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