Breadcrumbs are just that: crumbs of bread. I refuse to buy breadcrumbs because I always have unused slices of bread laying around the house. Making breadcrumbs is easy and quick, so why not try this quick tip!
Forakble Tip: Instead of throwing away the butts of your bread, or that loaf that is almost going bad, just throw it into your freezer. Keep collecting until you have a bag full of bread and you can make one big batch of crumbs.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lay out the bread on the wire racks. Toast each side for about 5-10 minutes, until golden brown.
Remove from oven and let sit for about 15 minutes. You want the bread to be completely dried out. Place bread in a food processor or a blender and leave on until all chunks are broken down.* Store in a dry, air tight glass jar. Breadcrumbs remain good for up to a year.
*You might want to do a test piece first, to make sure its dried out. If it doesn’t want to break down nice, its probably because there is some moisture still left in the bread. If so, put bread back in oven for 5 minutes or so, until its complete dried out.