Monday, September 27, 2010

Making bread crumbs

Hey everyone,
Sorry for the late post. When you are a graduate student, life gets hectic very quickly. Between meetings, trying hard to collect data, and running around, time flies. So for today, I'm keeping it very simple with a good but quite useful technique - making your own breadcrumbs.

I'm not trying to insult anyone's intelligence here, but it's useful to know how to make this, because it can be used in many savory and sweet creations - like burgers, meatloaf, and anything that can be breaded and fried.

Basically it's a two step technique.

It starts with a stale french baguette - at some point in your life, I'm sure you found a great sale on baked goods and purchased a bunch of these breads and now that you are stuck with them, you aren't sure what to do with them. Well now you do!

Step 1. Cut the bread into cubes and toast on a baking sheet at 350F for 5-6 minutes. Keep an eye on them.

Step 2. Once toasted, put the cubes in your food processor and blend away until you get the texture and size of breadcrumbs you like. Store it in your freezer - keeps better that way

See, wasn't that easy? Don't buy the stuff from the grocery store - it's way more expensive.

I'll try and keep on posting, but my apologies if anyone is offended by the intermittent post in the next few weeks. Now I got to run and prepare for another meeting.


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