As a nation, we are no strangers to leftover bread, with over 20 million bread slices chucked away every day! That’s a whole lot of bread wasted.
Well Bread Heads, Baker Street is here to make sure no slice is left behind! With 10 super easy tips, tricks and recipes to help you use your loaf you can join us in in our goal to end bread waste.
If you want to find out more about why we want to reduce bread waste and how we do it, check out our previous blog here.
You can also find out more about why Baker Street cleverly packs products so that they stay fresher for longer, and find out more about our Use Your Loaf challenge on our Facebook and Instagram channels.
10 Ways to Use Up Your Leftover Bread
1. Garlic and herb bread rolls
This garlic and herb bread roll dish is a really simple way to use up any leftover bread rolls or burger buns. All you have to do is take you Baker Street Original Burger Buns or Soft Rolls and place them in a dish. Cover them with softened or melted butter, crushed garlic and parsley before popping in the oven until they are warmed through. We think this would be great served with some spaghetti bolognese!
Breadcrumbs is a great way of using up that leftover bread . All you need to do is tear your bread into pieces, pop into a food processor and whiz until you have breadcrumbs. If you want your breadcrumbs to be crispier, you can put them in the oven on a low heat to dry out first before putting in the food processor.
Once you’ve made your breadcrumbs, you can use them for several different things. Use them to coat chicken and fish before frying or baking them, as a bread crumb on top of macaroni cheese or a casserole, there are so many options!
3. Bread and butter pudding
A classic British dessert, bread and butter puddings are a tasty way of using up any kind of bread you have, from hot dog rolls to sliced loaves.
If you want to step up your bread and butter pudding game, try out this White Chocolate and Raspberry Bread and Butter Pudding made by @fatfoodclub using our Baker Street Jumbo Hot Dog Rolls.
4. Mini pizza breads
Got some leftover burger buns after burger night and not sure how to use them? Turn them into mini pizza breads as a great snack or lunchtime treat for the kids.
Spread each side of the bun with tomato puree, top with some grated cheese and whatever toppings you fancy (we’ve gone for diced chorizo here) and pop under the grill until the edges are crispy and the cheese is bubbling. So simple yet so yummy!
5. Summer pudding
Another classic British pud for you here, a summer pudding! For this staple dessert all you need to do is line a pudding basin or bowl lined with cling film with juiced-soaked bread (it is actually better if the bread is slightly stale) before filling with softened mixed berries and leaving to set for a few hours, or overnight, in the fridge. To serve it, put a serving plate upside down on top of the bowl or basin and flip over. Take off the basin or bowl for the big reveal of your summer pudding!
Leftover hot dog rolls? No problem! Create some quick and easy choccy eclairs, perfect as a mid-afternoon snack. Simply fill a Baker Street Classic Hot Dog Roll with cream and top with melted chocolate and enjoy with a nice cuppa.
Homemade croutons are one of the easiest things to make and can be made with any leftover bread that you may have. All you have to do is dice up your bread and place it on a baking tray, drizzle over some olive oil or melted butter and then top with any seasonings you want. You could add garlic powder, Italian herbs, a bit of parmesan, whatever you fancy!
Bake in the oven until the bread is brown and crispy and then serve with your favourite salad.
8. Garlic bread
This one is similar to the garlic and herb bread rolls, but this time using your leftover hot dog rolls to create some garlic bread slices. Spread some butter over a Baker Street Classic Hot Dog Roll and season with garlic and parsley before putting in the oven until they are cooked to just how you like it.
9. French toast skewers
These French toast skewers are a yummy breakfast treat and a great way to use up some slices of bread. Just make your French toast, cover in strawberry jam and cut into small squares. Layer up your skewers with the French toast squares and strawberries.
We like to serve these with a small bowl of maple syrup for some extra sweetness, but they’re tasty without as well!
10. Sausage rolls
Got some spare slices of bread and don’t fancy using them for toast? Wrap them round some cooked sausages and fry in a bit of butter to make some really tasty sausage rolls.
If you have any other ideas to use your loaf, let us know over on our socials – we are always on the hunt for new and creative ideas to make sure no slice gets left behind!