Do you know that 32% of bread purchased by UK households gets thrown out when it could be used? That’s crazy, right? We grew up in a family that hardly wasted anything if we could help it – stale bread was eaten toasted and moldy bread meant the birds in our area got a free lunch. Now that we’ve grown up (a little!), we know that you can do all sorts of things with stale bread – make breadcrumbs, bread and butter pudding or pour hot soup over it. But here’s the easiest and our favourite thing to do with stale bread: make yummy crunchy croutons! With a Middle Eastern twist of course.
Don’t throw out your bread – do this, and enjoy with soups and salads.
Makes about 5-6 handfuls
stale bread (any kind), cubed
1 tsp za’atar
1 tsp oregano
1-2 tsp Maldon sea salt
pepper to taste
4-5 tbsp olive oil
- Preheat oven to 160C (fan assisted).
- Mix all ingredients into a bowl.
- Pour onto a lined baking sheet and make sure they are evenly spread. This means every little crouton gets a shot at being super crunchy.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until golden.
So what do you think? Feel free to share your questions and comments below! We’d love to hear what you have to say.