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Post by Dandelion on 25th July 2010, 3:16 pm

Use number 1 - small cubes of bread (dampened if stale) never fail to coax/fool our chickens back into their run in an emergency. It has never failed yet!

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Post by Adrian on 25th July 2010, 3:19 pm

There is, of course, always bread and butter pudding

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Post by Dandelion on 25th July 2010, 3:24 pm

Not to be confused with the equally delicious bread pudding which is easier to put in your lunch box!

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Post by polgara on 25th July 2010, 3:31 pm

Deep fried for croutons

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Post by Adrian on 25th July 2010, 3:34 pm

grated to mix with cheese for a nice breadcrumb topping on a pasta bake

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Post by Dandelion on 25th July 2010, 3:36 pm

Badger wrote:grated to mix with cheese for a nice breadcrumb topping on a pasta bake

This also works on courgettes with tomato sauce and gives it a bit of crunch

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Post by polgara on 25th July 2010, 3:43 pm

What about for stuffing or cleaning the mincer when you use it then it pads out the mince as well.

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 25th July 2010, 5:10 pm

Treacle Tart

(half breadcrumbs, half porridge oats)

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Post by Dandelion on 25th July 2010, 5:15 pm

Has anyone else come across eggy bread? Stale bread thickly cut, soaked in beaten egg with a little milk, salt and pepper added until the liquid is absorbed. The soaked bread is then fried in butter on both sides. It was a childhood staple for us - you can make one egg do two pieces of bread if you're clever and you're short on supplies!

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 25th July 2010, 5:33 pm

Mmmm Eggy Bread.

Eggy bread was a childhood fave and still is a fave brekkie for me and DD. However, I don't wait for the bread to go stale and if you use sliced bread or cut it thinly then I get 3 or 4 slices out of 1 egg & some milk
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Post by Dandelion on 25th July 2010, 7:37 pm

It used to be eaten with lashings of ketchup in our house


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Post by Compostwoman on 25th July 2010, 7:38 pm

Mmm Eggy Bread mmm

Gosh that brings back childhood memories!

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Post by Aberlemno on 25th July 2010, 7:45 pm

Pour boiling water over and use as a poultice when cooled slightly . . .

And then of course, there's always toast!

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Post by Dandelion on 25th July 2010, 10:36 pm

Aberlemno wrote:Pour boiling water over and use as a poultice when cooled slightly . . .


Is this for swollen joints, or infection?

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Post by polgara on 25th July 2010, 10:43 pm

With eggy bread, if you coat it in sugar & cinnamon when cooked it tastes like doughnuts.

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Post by Compostwoman on 26th July 2010, 12:24 am

is that what the Americans call French Toast?

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Post by Dandelion on 26th July 2010, 7:03 am

I've heard it called 'Poor Knights of Windsor' (which sounds like a department store!!)

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Post by polgara on 26th July 2010, 7:59 am

With the sugar & cinnamon I think Dandelion is right.

Without sugar & cinnamon is French Toast, as far as I know.

Will stick to eggy bread I think.

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 26th July 2010, 8:03 am

The book Grimble by Clement Freud contained several uses for stale toast as I recall. I will see if I can dig it out.

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Post by Guest on 26th July 2010, 6:35 pm

All our left over bread is crumbed and frozen in bags and then most become:

Delia’s Herb and Cheese Vegetarian Sausage

4oz mature Cheddar cheese grated
2 tsp fresh herbs chopped
5oz breadcrumbs
1 medium onion grated
¾ tsp mustard powder
1 large egg yoke
salt and pepper

plus for coating and frying:
1oz breadcrumbs
1oz parmesan grated
1 large egg white beaten
2 tbsp flavourless oil for cooking

Mix the dry ingredients together then mix in the egg. Divide into 12 portions and press with your hands into a sausage shape.

Mix the parmesan into the extra breadcrumbs. Dip the sausage into the egg white and then into the breadcrumb mix, coating it evenly.

Cook in the oil in a shallow pan. For 5 – 6 minutes turning as they cook to brown evenly.


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Post by polgara on 26th July 2010, 7:34 pm

pour fat onto it for the birds.

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 26th July 2010, 7:46 pm

polgara wrote:pour fat onto it for the birds.

Northern birds.

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Post by polgara on 26th July 2010, 7:50 pm

Please explain Billy

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Post by Aberlemno on 26th July 2010, 10:12 pm

Dandelion - drawing out thorns and pus, or also, helping aching joints.

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Post by Compostwoman on 26th July 2010, 11:20 pm

Dandelion wrote:
Aberlemno wrote:Pour boiling water over and use as a poultice when cooled slightly . . .


Is this for swollen joints, or infection?

If you apply it to an infected spot which has a thorn or other foreign body in, it will draw out the object, or draw out the pus to aid healing


Onion halves heated and applied to a sore place work on the same principal, as do kaolin poultices, which seem mainly to be used for animals now but I remember having one applied to a septic spot on my leg, as a child...

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