Bread is one of the best inventions or discoveries of humanity and I will never tire of praising its virtues and benefits. I also repeat myself a lot, encouraging everyone to make their own bread, but on a special date like today we can pay tribute to bread in a somewhat different but also important way. And there is many recipes to cook with bread that they show that it is not just a product for toasts or to dip the sauce on the plate.
How many times do we use different types of bread in our meals? From sandwiches and sandwiches to toasts, montaditos, stuffed with meatballs or even desserts, bread becomes another ingredient in the kitchen. Many of these recipes are also perfect to take advantage of the remains of bread that remain somewhat hard. A first tip: take advantage of those pieces to obtain homemade breadcrumbs, a simple and practical use.
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Tostas, montaditos and canapés
Improvising a quick snack at home is easy if you have a good pantry and quality bread. The toasts They can give a lot of play combining the ingredients well, but it all starts with a good baking base. There are many variants with different names: crostini, bruschetta, montadito, canapes… Different sizes and presentations for a basic formula, bread with things. The smallest of a bite are usually party canapes, while the largest can be a great lunch or dinner if they are topped with good products.
Various snacks for the aperitif
To aperitif time we can not only resort to toasts. There are slightly more elaborate recipes in which bread also plays its role, starting with these sausage flags with cheese and batter, an original and tasty snack. They would make an ideal combination with a platter of homemade nuggets, perfect for the kids or to share with friends at home.
And if we have guests for an informal dinner or we are going to prepare a special aperitif, the garlic bread is a snack that never fails. It is so easy to make that it would be a shame to have to go shopping, so cheer up with my favorite garlic bread recipe, or with this version that adds a really appetizing cheese gratin.
Sandwiches and sandwiches
At Directo al Paladar we have shared many recipes for sandwiches, sandwiches and variants throughout these years, and we will not tire of doing it. A good sandwich, with quality bread filled with varied and healthy ingredientsIt can be a more than worthy lunch or dinner. For example, the Spiced Chicken Sandwich with Avocado, Cream Cheese and Lettuce couldn’t be more complete, as could the Chicken and Avocado Salad Sandwich, a fresher alternative.
Searching international inspiration We can go to Portugal with their succulent francesinha or francesiña, ideal for very hungry stomachs, or perhaps we would rather like a hot dog or Spanish hot dog. For a complete but lighter dinner we can choose the complete tuna and artichoke sandwich, and if we want to give the sandwich an autumn touch, the ham cooked with quince paste, pear and Gruyère is a delight.
I recognize that my house has never served that typical cold sliced bread cake, usually stuffed and covered with mayonnaise, but I have seen it in many gatherings, parties and barbecues with family and friends; It is a classic. Simple, fast and open to modifications, we can prepare it in the form of a roll as if it were a gypsy arm and serve it in slices.
If we want to give it a more modern touch, we have this renewed version with ham and cheese, in an individual format and very attractive. But there are other options savory cakes with bread, like the impressive salty New York Cheesecake, and the original pork and egg pie or Scotch egg pork pie. To leave the guests with their mouths open.
Stuffed with a lot of crumb
How many times have we used bread to give more consistency to fillings meat or fish? They are also used in vegan recipes, and it is a practical resource to take advantage of bread leftovers and improve different doughs before shaping them. They are not usually lacking in meatballs, starting with the most classic recipes. We have, for example, meatballs in sauce in the grandmother’s style or its version in dark sauce, a recipe that is also familiar.
There is also no lack of bread in seafood meatballs, as it helps to achieve a juicier and more consistent filling without turning them into stones. An example is cuttlefish meatballs, although the most typical are usually hake in white wine sauce or hake in green sauce. Already entering other fields we have the succulent recipe of onion rings stuffed with cheeseburger, to succeed on any occasion.
Desserts and sweets with bread
My father recently remembered with nostalgia one of his favorite childhood sweets: stale bread in milk with sugar and cinnamon. A humble dish from times when nothing was thrown away, but it could be a very sweet and enjoyable sweet. I really like those recipes in which they are used leftover bread doughs to be reborn in the shape of desserts Irresistible, and sometimes I make my mother’s Calatrava bread, swapping the muffins for bread.
In almost all countries we find bread making recipes. From the British chocolate cocoa bread pudding, the Danish apple or the strawberry brioche, to the Christmas versions of roscón de reyes or panettone, nothing is thrown away. And if we don’t want to complicate our lives too much, is there something simpler and more sweet than the traditional snack of bread with chocolate? We can always give it a twist with a special touch.
And more recipes for cooking with bread
Let no one think that this is all, we still have many more recipes for cooking with bread, and we still have to try. Something as simple as chop up the remains of stale bread and put them in the pan or oven It allows us to make homemade croutons, but it is also the base of many traditional dishes. And that same bread can be softened if it is marinated with a good dressing, giving a delicious touch to salads. Here are some more ideas:
It is clear that bread can give a lot of play in the kitchen, although sometimes it simply fulfills its function accompanying any dish to make it gleaming. The important thing is to have quality bread and know how to enjoy it and use it well before it gets stale. And if we get to that point, we just have to choose a recipe for use so as not to waste it. Happy World Bread Day!
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