Here’s a fast and easy way breathe new life into stale bread!
It happens to the best of us—you buy bread with the intent on finishing every last slice, but then you there you are, staring at a loaf of bread gone stale. Well don’t let that stale bread go to waste!
You can quickly turn what would be waste into something that will keep up to 5 days longer, if stored properly.
My favorite way to upcycle stale bread is to turn it into crostini. Flavors and variations are endless, and only limited to what you have on hand. From there you have yourself a canvas to dip it, smear it or serve it alongside soup.
For the version you see above, I used shredded Hot Buffalo Cheddar, for a little heat and zippiness. From there I finished with a sprinkling of parsley and Maldon salt.
There’s no hard and fast recipe for this, so to get started – heat your oven to 350 degrees F. Slice your bread 1/8 – 1/4 inch thick. Brush both sides with olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle your preferred cheese and herb on top. Bake for about 10 minutes, turn the crostini over and sprinkle with cheese and herb. Continue to bake for another 7-10 minutes until cheese is melted and crostini is golden brown along the edges. Cool completely and store in an airtight container at room temperature.
For some variation try:
- Parmesan + Rosemary
- Smoked Gouda + Crushed deep fried sage
- Fontina + Thyme
See how easy it is to stretch your bread a few days longer or breathe new life into some stale bread?
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Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
Crostini is the best, and so perfect to have on hand at the holidays!
This looks amazing!! All the cheese! Have a happy Thanksgiving!!
Yay, now I can make my own version of those insanely pricey crisps I get tempted by at the supermarket…love the photos!
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says
Cheese and bread is all I need! Gorgeous. as always!
I’m making a camembert appetizer and these would be perfect to go with it!
Julie @ Willow Bird Baking says
These look soooo good! Perfect use for bread a bit past its prime.
Gaby Dalkin says
cheesy, toasty, crunchy bread! LOVE! Now all we need is a big bowl of tomato soup to go with it
Your recipes are great and your photography is insanely beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.
Lori @ RecipeGirl says
This is perfect for holiday parties!
Allie | Baking a Moment says
Such a smart idea! I’d love to snack on a few slices of this cheesy crostini!
This is my favorite use for stale bread and even better to top it off with some cheese!
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
The perfect appetizer for the holidays!
sandra ovenden says
I have been looking for an alternative for pumpernickle for my spinach dip, this will be delicious