This is a good way to get rid of day-old bread, or bread that is going stale, before it gets moldy. Bread that is a few days old, or not as fresh (such as store bought bread) should also work. I don’t know what the results of trying fresh baked bread would be.
I don’t know how long their shelf life will be, or fridge life, because I make mine in a pinch, like right before working on the recipe I intend to include them in.
- Preheat oven to 350-425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place slices of bread on a cookie sheet.
- Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until the bread is dry and crispy and crumbles/flakes into crumbs easily. For sliced, store bought bread, especially white bread, the bread may even crumble simply by pressing down on it with your finger. You shouldn’t have to burn the bread to get this effect, but you may want to keep an eye on your bread, because different types and thicknesses of bread may take longer to get crispy than others.
- Place in a plastic sandwich bag and pound into crumbs, or you can also grate/grind them in a blender or food processor until you have crumbs.
- You can also toast the bread and rub it into crumbs, or probably blend it in a blender or chop it in a food processor.
They will probably keep at least a few days in the fridge.