Homemade bread crumbs

Two things made me want to make my own bread crumbs – the ingredients list on a box of commercially produced bread crumbs (hard to believe you need fish in them!) and a comment on a series of Survivor a few years ago about a lady who had been in the competition and realised how much food she wasted including the end crust of a loaf of bread. She said she’d never throw one away again, she appreciated food so much more. So now, I keep our end crusts in the freezer and when there’s enough I make my own bread crumbs. Here’s how I do it:

Collect my crusts from the freezer
If only I could recycle the rubbish too!
Tear the bread into small bits and place into a preheated oven at a low temp around 100C until the bread is completely dried out and crusty. It usually takes a couple of hours.
Put the cooled bread into a food processor and wizz it up. Store bread crumbs in an airtight container.

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