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Uses for slightly stale Bamba? Recipes maybe?

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elliora May 20, 2012 04:55 AM

I had posted this in Home Cooking but got no responses, maybe I will have more luck here. We were gifted with a lot of Bamba and I could only fit it in a high cabinet, which resulted in me forgetting about it. i know, how can one forget Bamba? Anyways it is kind of stale now for plain eating, but has anyone ever experimented with recipes involving bamba? I am thinking maybe ground up in place of some sort of cookie crust? I just hate to throw out all this bamba! Thanks!

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    koshergastronome RE: elliora May 20, 2012 06:08 AM

    while I happen to hate bamba, I always like a challenge...One really easy thing to do would be pulverize it to a pretty fine consistency (a few pulses in the food processor should do the trick) and you can use it in place of bread crumbs when dredging cutlets...Now like I said, I happen to not like bamba, but if I did, I could see it going well with fish, but it might go well with chicken, I don't know...
    Or another option is, to top a peanut based dish, like a sesame tofu peanut thankgamabob, and top it with crumbled bamba for some extra crunch
    the problem is, you said it's stale, so I don't know how good it actually tastes, and if it don't taste good, no matter what you do with it, I can't imagine it ending up in good results

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      Miri1 RE: koshergastronome May 20, 2012 08:23 AM

      Maybe in peanut butter cookies?

      Have you tried to freshen them in the oven? I've done that with crackers and tortilla chips and e even matzo.

    2. queenscook RE: elliora May 20, 2012 09:02 AM

      There's a book called Breakfast Cereal Gourmet by David Hoffman, that I once took out of the library (which means I don't have it here to look at). There were some (often strange) recipes for using cereal in ways you wouldn't usually. I made one recipe from the book which was called something like "Cap'n Crunch Crab Cakes." (I used mock crab, for kashrut reasons.) It seems to me that Bamba has a similar consistency to Cap'n Crunch, so maybe a recipe like that, or others from the book would be to your liking. I would suggest looking the book up on Amazon, and looking at the Table of Contents in it, to see if anything there would be useful for your Bamba.

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        shoelace RE: elliora May 20, 2012 09:19 AM

        this will sound gross, but ive used cheese doodle crushed as a breading for fish and baked it, and it was delicious

        its definitely a similar consistency, just depends on if you think the tastes would work together

        i also feel like YEARS ago, when waldbaums had kosher for passover bamba very cheap after pesach, a friend crushed it up and used it as a crust at the bottom of a cheesecake for shavuot
        and i feel like it was delicious

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          Prettypoodle RE: elliora May 20, 2012 10:03 PM

          When your poodle is a VERY GOOD boy - share them with him! MIne LOVED them:)

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