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4 easy ways to use stale bread

Instead of chucking out bread that is past its best, try these uses to make the most of it and not waste any more food than you have to.

By Wendyl Nissen

Instead of chucking out bread that is past its best, try these uses to make the most of it and not waste any more food than you have to.

1 Dip the bread quickly in cold water, give it a shake, then put it into a 200°C oven for eight to 10 minutes or until it is crusty and delicious.

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2 Chop the bread up and fry it – it’s particularly nice fried in the fat left over from frying bacon.

3 Make breadcrumbs by cutting the crusts off, tearing each piece of bread into a couple of pieces, then whizzing them in the food processor. Store them in plastic bags in the freezer.

4 Make buttered crumbs to sprinkle over the top of fish pies or creamy vegetable dishes. Melt 50g of butter in a pot and stir in 100g of breadcrumbs. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.

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