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Feb 19, 2012 08:49 AM

Dry focaccia - can this gift be saved?

A good friend gave me the well-meaning gift of home-made rosemary scented foccaccia - a whole sheet pan worth. Thing is, it's really dry. I don't want to just give it to the squirrels in my yard - does anyone have a suggestion for something like a savory pudding or something else to give this new life?

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  1. i was going to say bread pudding. you could also you use it for stuffing mix. break it up and freeze it if need be.

    1. I like this bread pudding recipe -- obviously you can change flavors and keep the ingredient ratios. I usually do sauteed mushrooms, spinach, and prosciutto. I use chunks of bread and just mix things up and pour the wet ingredients over, rather than the "tuck ingredients between bread slices" technique in the recipe.

      1. Make a thick crust pizza with it.

        1. Make breadcrumbs out of it. Use to top spaghetti, roasted vegetables, mac and cheese. Or use as a coating for chicken cutlets.

          1. Savory french toast... soak it in a custard with eggs, milk/cream and herbs. Saute, optionally top with cheese after flipped once, and serve with sauce of choice.

            Bread it up, soak it in a little egg and use to bind meatloaf or meatballs.