Looking to use up a loaf of stale bread? Don’t let your loaf go to waste with our clever recipes. Whizz stale bread in a food processor to make fresh breadcrumbs, or use some slices in a comforting bread and butter pudding served with ice cream on top.
Easy stale bread recipes
Use up a brioche loaf with this creamy and super-moreish rhubarb and custard bread and butter pudding. This recipe is a glorious combination of two classic British puds. Buy the pinkest rhubarb you can for maximum colour pop.
Make crispy garlic breadcrumbs using a quarter of a sourdough loaf. They make a great crunchy topping on a creamy macaroni and cheese.
Chunky slices of sourdough make a trivet for roast chicken in this cosy recipe, soaking up all the delicious cooking juices. Perfect for Sunday lunch.
Raise your brunch game with our savoury take on a bread and butter pudding, layered with garlicky cheese and chunky pieces of ham.
This pudding should be custardy rather than bready. You may need to push the brioche under the egg mixture at the start to make sure it’s completely covered.
Take your pudding to the next level with buttery croissants, blackberry jam and fresh blackberries. Stale croissants will soak up the creamy custard sauce.
Cosy, nourishing and packed with veg, this warming vegetarian soup recipe comes topped with golden sourdough croutons.
This is a real showstopping dessert, but it’s incredibly easy to make. You can make this indulgent pud with croissants, too, but then you’ll miss out on that extra chocolate hit.
The best recipe for panzanella. This quick no-cook salad of ripe tomatoes and crunchy cucumber is a great way to use up stale bread for a midweek meal or lunch.
Do you love garlic bread and hot sauce? You’ll love this cheesy combination of the two. This quick and easy veggie bread recipe is the perfect side to serve with your weekend comfort food.