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Best use for stale bread?

I baked a loaf of bread and realized the next day that the zip loc bag I placed it in to keep fresh was not closed all the way. Now I have a loaf of stale bread. Anyone have a delicious strata recipe or a suggestion for some other preparation? Thanks in advance!

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  1. What about bread pudding? The recipe in the red checkered Better Homes and Gardens always works nicely for me.

    1. French toast for breakfast tomorrow...or as a dessert, tonight! French toast bakes just as easily as it is fried.

      AnnieG

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      1. re: violabratsche

        Vote number two for french toast - it is so perfect with stale bread.

      2. 1. Bread Pudding(Commander's Palace recipe)
        2. Bread Pudding(Paul Prudhomme's recipe)
        3. Bread Pudding (make up a recipe, with lots of eggs, cream, vanilla and sugar)

        1. I make garlic croutons..or grind it up for breadcrumbs and freeze until I need em.

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          1. re: melly

            yup. That's what I would do. Cube it, Flavour it. Bake it. Store it.

          2. Use it to make meatballs...stale bread works great. Soak it in a little milk and drop it into the meatball recipe.