In line with the post I put up last week about dried bread cubes….the next easy step to take is making those bread cubes into bread crumbs. This is incredibly easy to do and saves you all that guilt you have when throwing out unused bread.
Today I mixed half a loaf of white bread and half a loaf of wheat bread from our local market. I would imagine that you could experiment with all sorts of different breads to come up with whatever variation pleases you. I sliced each kind, and then cut into half-inch cubes. I put them into the food dehydrator for about an hour and a half (until they are dry and crumble easily).
Then, I put them through the food processor until they were crushed evenly into crumbs.
To give them some flavor and make them more like store-bought seasoned bread crumbs, add the following seasonings. The amounts are based on four cups of bread crumbs, so adjust accordingly to what you have.
- 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
Store in a ziploc bag or air-tight container.