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what to do with huge round loaf of whole wheat bread? It's unsliced

Aimee Jan 7, 2011 10:54 AM

Usually I buy sliced but I got this from a delivery service. I'm thinking something like a strata maybe but looking for suggestions. Thanks.

  1. Glencora Jan 7, 2011 01:42 PM

    For a side dish on Christmas I roasted a bunch of different kinds of onions -- red, yellow, sweet, red pearl, white pearl, shallots and scallions. I moistened them with a little broth, covered them with cubed toasted whole wheat bread and some grated Gruyere and baked. Very easy and it kept well.

    1. monavano Jan 7, 2011 11:08 AM

      Of course you could slice it and use it for sandwiches, etc (if you have a good bread knife).
      Strata, any variety of bread soup would be great. Here's one that looks particularly good, from Jamie at Home;

      1. c
        chefathome Jan 7, 2011 11:07 AM

        After using my fill for some awesome sandwiches, I would probably whir some into crumbs with my food processor and the remainder make croutons. Or allow some to dry out, cube and freeze for dressing.

        Maybe Welsh rarebit would be nice on whole wheat - I've only done it on white. Another thought is bread pudding but white bread would be more appropriate.

        3 Replies
        1. re: chefathome
          magiesmom Jan 7, 2011 11:14 AM

          I disagree that white would be more appropriate; whole wheat makes much more interesting bread pudding in my opinion.

          1. re: magiesmom
            chefathome Jan 7, 2011 11:30 AM

            It does make more interesting pudding, definitely, but I have had bread pudding with whole wheat bread and definitely prefer it with white. However, I recently had a cheddar bacon whole wheat bread pudding that was delicious.

          2. re: chefathome
            monavano Jan 7, 2011 11:18 AM

            I agree with chef- I don't use wheat in sweet preparations, however, a savory bread pudding would work very well here.

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