Whenever we have leftover old and stale slice bread or rolls, I collect them and store them inside a freezer bag till I have enough to make homemade breadcrumbs. What I love about this breadcrumbs is that even when you freeze it, it still have the same texture and doesn’t clump together.
CUSINERA’S HOMEMADE BREADCRUMBS
6-10 pieces of old/stale slice bread or rolls (frozen or room temp.)
~ Preheat your oven to 100-150C. Lay out your sliced bread or rolls on a baking tray.
~ Place the baking tray inside the oven and bake it for 30 minutes or until is is bone dry and hard but not darkly toasted.
~ Once you have achieved the right texture, take out the baking tray out of the oven and let the sliced bread/rolls cool completely. When you break them, they should have a crisp and dry crumbly snap.
~ Using a mortar and pestle, place a couple of broken pieces of the baked bread/rolls.
~ Pound the broken pieces of baked bread/rolls until you have even fine breadcrumbs. If you want a coarser breadcrumbs, don’t pound it to much. Do this process until you have finished your batch of baked bread/rolls.
~ If you get pieces of bread/rolls that is still pliable, place it back on the baking tray and bake it further until it becomes hard and dry.
~ Place your homemade breadcrumbs in a sealable plastic container and store it inside your freezer. Take it out whenever you need breadcrumbs and put back the excess inside your freezer, it can be frozen indefinitely.