Monday, October 5, 2009

Talk about your extra thick crust

Tuscan bread.

Can you say, "Crusty enough you could break a tooth on it?"

This begs to be recycled into something a little less dentally dangerous. Any ideas?



Blogger Keeper of the Home said...

How about homemade bread crumbs? Or cut it into small crostini's and top with your favorite olive oil, tomatoes and cheese for brushetta

~Mrs. M

October 5, 2009 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Good ideas, Mrs. M. Bruschetta sounds yummy.

October 5, 2009 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger Ruby said...

Hi Lynn!
Long time no comment. How are you going. some of these recent recipes look fantastic. I am very impressed with your tomato crop too! what a bounty. They will be so appreciated come your winter. Of course, we are heading into Summer and love our tomatoes with salads and barbecues.
So far as this Tuscan Bread, I'm not much help but Mrs M's idea does sound delicious!

October 6, 2009 at 12:24 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

LOL to the tooth-breaking. What about a panzanella - is that the right word? A bread salad? As I recall, you want a nice crusty bread so you still get a little texture and it doesn't all turn to mush once the dressing soaks in. Let us know how you redeem this rock!

October 6, 2009 at 4:59 AM  
Anonymous Lynn said...

I think it would work great for bread crumbs. But I have also made croutons with bread like that. A little oil and spices, and toast it in the oven and it will make creat croutons for a salad.

October 6, 2009 at 5:49 AM  
Blogger Carpool Queen said...

Doorstop? Football practice? Beaning the husband when he makes inappropriate comments about dinner?

October 6, 2009 at 7:03 AM  
Blogger Ingrid_3Bs said...

Panzanella (sp?)? It's an italian bread salad. I don't think I'd make croutons as it will be even harder.

Bummer about the bread Lynn!

October 6, 2009 at 9:48 AM  
Anonymous Juliana said...

I know the feeling :-) When my bread turn out not what I expected, I usually make meatloaf by soaking it in milk and mixing with ground meat, chicken or turkey...

October 6, 2009 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Kelly, a bread salad sounds tasty :) Thanks for the idea.

October 6, 2009 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Croutons -- another good suggestion, Lynn. Thanks.

October 6, 2009 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

french toast or bread pudding is usually what we end up when we are in the same predicament. good luck!

October 6, 2009 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Carpoolqueen, I did think about the doorstop option. But the football practice and husband-beaning potential had not crossed my mind. You get extra creativity points for those :)

October 6, 2009 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Ingrid, I did come across a bread salad recipe that looks interesting: at, from a July 9, 2007 post. I'll let you know if I try it. I know I've made bread salad at least once before, but can't remember much about it, how I made it or where I got the recipe. It does sound like a great option for this particular loaf of bread ;)

October 6, 2009 at 12:11 PM  
Anonymous Faith said...

I had the same ideas as Teresa...French toast or bread pudding. Or maybe stuffing for a roast chicken?

October 6, 2009 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Sherri Murphy said...

A huge soup bowl!

October 6, 2009 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Teresa, French toast and bread pudding both sound like good ideas :) Yum, now I'm hungry.

Juliana -- meat loaf; now there's an intriguing idea! I'd never thought of that, but what a great use for bread that doesn't turn out as edible as we had hoped.

October 6, 2009 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Faith and Sherri -- Stuffing! A huge soup bowl! Even more great ideas! I believe I will have to make some more tough-as-nails bread because there are so many great ideas to try :)

October 6, 2009 at 4:27 PM  

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