EVERYDAY100 WAYS TO USE BREAD

We know it’s an essential in every home, but bread is so much more than just your morning toast!

From bread tacos and cob dips to ice cream and soufflés, we’ve put together 100 ways to use the humble loaf so you’ll never be bored of bread again!

Brekkie

  1. Egg Cups

    Eggs on toast is cool, but have you tried our egg-cellent pesto toast cups? Whip up for a healthy, filling snack or breakfast all week long!

    Egg toast cups

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  2. French Toast

    Whether you serve your French toast with a few berries or smother it in Nutella, I think we can all agree it’s the best easy brekky with a gourmet touch! Find our favourite French toast recipes here.

  3. Egg Soldiers 

    Ready in under 10 minutes, enjoy a good old fashioned breakfast of toast and boiled eggs.

  4. Big Brekkie, Cafe Style

    There’s nothing tastier than a cafe brekkie with all the trimmings, but receiving the bill at the end can leave a bad taste in your mouth! Whether it’s chilli scramble, avo on toast or bacon, eggs and sausage, you’ll need the perfect loaf to go with it. Our fave is a Sourdough Vienna. With a thick crunchy crust and a dense sour centre, it’s the perfect accompaniment to your cafe-style brekkie at home.

  5. Egg in a Hole

    A fried egg in the middle of a piece of toast with the centre cut out – the quick classic that comes together right on a sheet pan. Keep the kids guessing by mixing up the shapes! Instead of a round cookie cutter, punch the hole through the middle of the bread slice using a heart, star, or gingerbread man.

  6. Vegemite Toast  

    An Aussie staple! Plenty of butter on hot toast and just the right amount of Vegemite is one of our favourite ways to start the day.

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  7. Smashed Avo 

    The millennial’s diet – smashed avo on a piece of sourdough toast, topped with feta, chilli flakes or even some heirloom tomatoes.

  8. Shakshuka Cob

    Shakshuka is a delicious Mediterranean dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, olive oil, peppers, onion and garlic, spiced with cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper and nutmeg. Our take on it? Create your shakshuka in a cob loaf or individual sourdough rolls.

  9. Stuffed Rolls 

    Okay, so it’s not a loaf but if you’re feeling stuffed for quick brekkie ideas, try this! Simply hollow out a Hi-Fibre Lo-GI Lunch Box Roll and stuff it full of delicious goodies! Perfect for an on-the-go breakfast for the kids, keeping them fuller for longer.

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  10. Strata 

    The perfect brunch strata with spinach, cheese, and cubes of bread baked in custard. You do all of the preparation the night before and then let it rest in the fridge overnight. The next morning you simply turn the oven on, place the strata in, and effortlessly wait for brunch to emerge.

  11. Pancakes

    With just a few ingredients, you can get rid of those last few slices of bread by making everyone’s favourite breakfast – pancakes! Blitz the bread in a food processor until it’s of a flour-like texture, and use it instead of all-purpose flour.

Sandwiches

  1. Tetris

    Challenge the kids to a brain teaser while they enjoy their jam sandwich with 100s & 1000s!

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  2. Bread Sushi

    Mix up lunch this week with easy bread sushi! Your little chefs can roll out the bread, choose their fillings and even use chopsticks to enjoy their gourmet creation.

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  3. Naughts and Crosses

    Ok, we know you shouldn’t play with your food but we’re going to make an exception for this one!

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  4. Sandwich Cake

    Whether it’s red velvet or a traditional sponge, everyone has their favourite go-to cake recipe and this is ours. Enter the Swedish-born invention that is the sandwich cake! The ‘cake’ layers are made up of various breads, with fillings of vegetables, meat or seafood and savory cream cheese ‘icing’ between each layer. Genius or bonkers?

  5. Sandwich Skewers

    Make sandwiches and cut them into little squares. Pierce them with a skewer and voila, you have yourself a sandwich kebab. Perfect for picnics or weekend lunches with the kids.

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  6. Philly Cheesesteak 

    With its roots in the US, it’s no surprise this sandwich is made up of cheese and meat, and lots of it! Use our Hot Dog Rolls to replicate an American classic.

  7. Bread Dumplings

    Mix up the lunch box this week with tuna, mayo and cheese sand-lings on a nest of carrot noodles.

  8. Club Sandwich

    Club sandwiches are an absolute classic that will never go out of style.

Toasties & Jaffles

  1. Mac & Cheese Toastie

    Craving the ultimate comfort food? We have it sorted for you, and better yet, you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry. Bread meets packet mac & cheese!

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  2. Apple Pie Jaffle 

    Stuffed with spiced apple and drizzled in maple syrup. This apple pie jaffle may just be your new favourite treat! Using just a few ingredients, dessert will be ready in minutes.

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  3. Croque Monsieur

    Perhaps the ultimate toastie. Oozy cheese, baked ham and glorious bechamel sauce. Not a sandwich to take lightly, this is some seriously good stuff!

  4. Cheesy Bean Jaffle 

    Take a trip down memory lane with a baked bean & cheese jaffle! Recreate this seriously cheesy sanga when you don’t have a lot of time (or energy). All you need is a tin of baked beans and plenty of cheese.

  5. Cob Toastie 

    Bet you’ve never seen a toastie like this! This layered pesto panini bowl uses our Sourdough Cob, salami and mozzarella cheese.

     

  6. Spicy Chickpea & Egg Open Toastie

    Made with fridge and pantry staples, this open toastie on our Hi-Protein Wholegrain Loaf is the perfect belly-warming lunch to leave you satisfied all afternoon.

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Snack Time

  1. Fairybread

    Triangles of white bread covered with butter and topped with 100s & 1000s – it’s simple, nostalgic and easy!

  2. Healthy Churros

    Make your own healthy version of churros with our Chia Omega-3 Wholemeal Loaf. Drizzle with melted butter, a teaspoon of cinnamon and sugar to taste before shaking them in a bowl and baking for 5-8 mins.

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  3. Protein Balls

    These delicious protein balls made with our Hi-Protein Wholegrain Loaf and matcha powder are a match-a made in heaven!

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  4. Bruschetta

    Whether you add your own spin to a classic like this grilled peach recipe or do as the Italians do, you can’t go wrong with bruschetta for breakfast, lunch, dinner or any time in between!

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  5. Savoury Spring Rolls 

    Spring rolls are always a great way to start off your meal at a restaurant but did you know you can make them at home? All you need is bread, veggies, and some time to fry!

  6. Sweet Spring Rolls

    Prefer something sweeter? Try bread spring rolls with banana and choc hazelnut spread or cream cheese and raspberries.

  7. Quick & Cheesy Sausage Rolls

    The perfect hangry stoppers! These easy homemade sausage (bread) rolls are guaranteed to be a family favourite and you just need five ingredients to get started.

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  8. Muffins

    Turn your leftover bread into delicious muffins. Whether it’s an on-the-go bread and butter pudding or sweet cinnamon muffins, they’re perfect for dessert, snacks or even a sweet breakfast treat. Try our Apple & Cinnamon Loaf or Traditional Fruit Loaf for that extra spice!

  9. Chips

    Homemade bread chips are a quick and delicious snack! Simply cut bread, baguette or rolls into even thin slices and brush them with a mix of olive oil, garlic, parsley and salt. Then bake the bread slices in the oven for about 10-15 minutes until crispy.

  10. Samosas

    Who says you’re not samos’ed to give bread a second life? These bread and veggie samosas are the perfect addition to an entertaining platter or a delicious after school snack for the kids.

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  11. Cookies

    Fussy little eaters leaving you with leftover bread crusts? No problem. Blend the leftover crusts into bread crumbs and make cookies! Add choc chips for an extra delicious touch!

  12. DIY Doritos 

    Get that cheesy, delicious, orange-finger goodness at home. Simply cut off the crusts and roll out slices of bread. Cut into triangles and dust both sides with a mixture of parmesan cheese, paprika, salt and some chilli powder. Bake them and enjoy!

  13. Scotch Eggs

    If you have the time, scotch eggs are the perfect snack, lunch or side for kids, big and small. Use your leftover bread to make delicious bread crumbs – we used our Hi-Fibre Lo-GI Loaf for a healthy alternative.

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Sharing

  1. Cob Dip

    From classic spinach to an OTT ice-cream sundae, there’s a cob dip to suit every taste! Find our favourites here.  

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  2. DIY Pullapart

    Make our spinach, artichoke and caramelised onion pull apart cob the table centrepiece next time you’re having guests over.

  3. Bread Tower Fondue 

    Our two favourite things have combined. We’re talking about melted cheese in the middle of a loaf of bread! Simply cut a large circle in the centre of four slices of bread. Take an extra slice (not hollowed out) and dip in egg mixture so it’s fully coated and then continue the process for the hollowed out slices and stack on top of each other on a baking tray. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes and your tower is ready for cheesy goodness!

  4. Bread Gardens

    Bread gardens have become the latest Instagram craze! You might call it boredom, but we call it creativity. Give these pretty gardens a go on our Turkish Bread or Pizza Bases.

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  5. To Dip

    Use bread slices as an alternative to chips or crackers. We love guac on Sourdough or our Turkish Bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

The Main Meal

  1. Bread Pizzas

    Any piece of bread can be passed off as pizza when you toast it, spread it with tomato sauce, and melt some cheese on top. Throw some leftover chicken or meat on there for extra protein, or add leftover roasted vegetables and a few sliced olives. For a touch of gourmet, slice our French Baguette lengthways and then add your toppings.

  2. Savoury Tart

    Ever thought about using sourdough in a recipe? This pumpkin, spinach tart with a cashew cream and a sourdough crust is perfect for this chilly weather!

    Source: Rainbow Nourishments

  3. Flavoured Bread Crumbs

    Why settle for standard bread crumbs when you can spice things up? Customise your bread crumbs with lemon zest, oregano, parsley, or other herbs. Simply reprocess the crumbs with your favourite herbs.

  4. Mini Burrito 

    Cut the crusts off your bread slices and roll them out until thin. Warm your DIY tortillas on a pan or sandwich press, and fill with Mexican spiced pulled chicken or pork, beans, cheese, guac and hot sauce!

  5. Bread Tacos

    Turn tortillas into ‘toast-illas’ and make Bra-cos (or bread tacos)! Just cut the crusts off and flatten a few slices of our Hi-Protein Wholegrain Loaf.

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  6. Bread Bowls

    We’re convinced bread bowls are the only way to serve soup in winter! Try Minestrone soup served in our Cape Seed Roll next time you’re looking for cosy pick-me-up.

  7. Stuffing

    Bread stuffings are endlessly customisable. All you have to do is change up the bread, the herbs, and/or the liquid. But if a recipe is what you’re after, you’ve found it! Try our herb and apple stuffing here.

  8. Fish Cakes 

    Looking for a quick fix weeknight dinner? This is ready in just half an hour.

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  9. Ribollita

    Ribollita is a hearty Tuscan soup made with leftover bread and a bunch of veg. Perfect for the colder months ahead.

  10. Sausage in Bread

    Achieve BBQ perfection with a simple snag in fresh bread. But how do you fold your slice – in half, diagonal or slice the loaf lengthways? No matter which way, just don’t forget to put that onion on first!

  11. Garlic Bread Pasta Torte 

    Mid-week spag bol getting a bit stale? Freshen things up with this Garlic Bread Pasta Torte made from our Wholemeal Loaf filled with pasta, meat of your choice and yummy herbs and spices.

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  12. French Onion Soup

    French onion soup is back in vogue and we understand why. It’s deliciously rich, bound to warm your belly in winter and who can say no to that cheesy bread layer!?

  13. Meatballs

    Public service announcement, did you know using milk-soaked bread crumbs acts as a binder to keep meatballs tender?

  14. Meat Loaf

    Make your meat and bread go further with a classic home-cooked meal.

  15. Savoury Soufflé

    Stale bread and eggs were somehow made for each other! If you love soufflé but aren’t in the mood to worry about it rising or collapsing, use a shortcut with bread and hot milk.

  16. Pasta Bake

    The easiest mid-week dinner the whole family will actually eat! Add the finishing touch with delicious parmesan bread crumbs for a crispy topping.

  17. Savoury Bread & Butter Pudding

    This croque monsieur savory bread pudding recipe is a 2-in-1! Eat it now for a delicious dinner, and use the leftovers for a perfect school lunchbox treat.

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  18. Quiche

    No need to fiddle with pastry. Line your baking tin or pie pan with slices of our Hi-Fibre Lo-GI Loaf to make the perfect high-fibre quiche crust.

  19. Croutons 

    Croutons don’t have to be unhealthy, and they’re easy to make yourself using leftovers of any of our preservative-free loaves. Try this spicy tuna quinoa salad with homemade Cape Seed croutons.

  20. Flatbreads 

    Roll bread slices out to make them into flatbreads. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with sea salt, then pop them in a pan or oven for a slight crunch. Serve as a side with your favourite curry.

  21. Mac & Cheese

    This homemade Mac & Cheese recipe is an easy (and tasty) way to make the most of your loaf.

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  22. Savoury Hand Pie

    Instead of using puff pastry or pie dough, make mini hand pies with a slice of bread. Cut off the crusts and roll out to flatten, then fill with chicken and veg. Close them and score the top to let steam out once they’ve baked in the oven. Great for entertaining or an afternoon snack.

  23. Frittata

    Try making your next frittata with leftover bread. Soak it with milk and water until it’s soft, then mix it into your eggs, cheese and parsley, and pop on the stove in a non-stick pan. If you’re feeling adventurous, add some chives, bacon or mushrooms for an extra kick of flavour.

  24. Fish & Chips

    Our healthy take on fish and chips is the perfect midweek meal the whole family will love!

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  25. Gnocchi

    Gnocchetti or ‘little gnocchi’ is a great way to use up old bread and we bet you already have most of the ingredients in stock! Use any type of stale bread, although avoid very dark or grainy types. Cut off any hard crusts. Once ready, the gnocchetti can be served plain with a dusting of Parmigiano cheese. Or add them to a pan of rich tomato sauce or meat ragù. They also make for a yummy snack, served warm.

Dessert

  1. Chocolate Swirls

    They’re chocolate-y, quick and the perfect hangry stoppers! Use fresh white bread or our Hi-Fibre Lo-GI Loaf and your spread of choice (we used choc hazelnut) to recreate them at home.

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  2. Dessert Cob Trifle

    Use a Cob Loaf as the vessel for your classic trifle. No washing up afterward!

  3. Doughnuts

    Doughnuts but not as you know them! These easy doughnuts are made with our Sourdough Vienna soaked in milk and spices and cooked until crisp. They’re the perfect thing to whip up for unexpected guests or as a delicious morsel just for yourself!

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  4. Ice Cream

    When you have a few sourdough slices left, what else is there to do except make ice cream? It’s really a no-brainer when you taste this peanut butter, blueberry ice ‘no-churn’ cream studded with French toast sourdough! Our Sourdough Vienna adds a chewy and crunchy texture with bursts of sweetness.

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  5. Apple Crisp

    You know what they say… “an apple a day!” Using our White Loaf, we created a tasty crumble, nestled in delicious Granny Smith apples – talk about a sweet treat! Recreate our Apple Crisps here.

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  6. Sweet Bread & Butter Pudding 

    Whether you’re using sourdough, wholemeal or white bread, this dessert is the perfect way to use up that leftover bread. Try a traditional recipe with our Sourdough Vienna here or mix it up with our Banana Peanut Butter Pudding here.

  7. S’mores Toast

    No campfire required! Make these fun s’mores at home using our Wholemeal Loaf, a swipe of choc hazelnut spread and some mini marshmallows – pop in the oven and enjoy.

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  8. Treacle Tart

    A traditional British dessert with a glorious golden filling, and you can probably whip this sweet treat up without even having to go to the supermarket!

  9. Ice Cream Sandwich

    You won’t regret enjoying an ice-cream sandwich for dessert tonight! Toast your bread slices in a buttered pan until golden, then let cool a little. Scoop your ice-cream of choice onto one slice and top with the other. Cut into halves or quarters and serve!

  10. Cheesecake

    Have you ever seen an avocado cheesecake? We used breadcrumbs from our Continental Pasta Dura to create the crust of this fresh take on a classic!

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  11. Sweet Hand Pie

    We spoke savoury hand pies (#62) earlier but if you prefer a sweet combo, fill your bread pocket with stewed apple and cinnamon, and serve with vanilla bean ice-cream.

Around the House

  1. Soak Up Grease

    Use a slice of stale bread to soak up the oil or fat left on the baking dish from dinner – bread and grease go in the bin and nothing bad goes into the waterways!

  2. Soften Brown Sugar 

    When your brown sugar becomes too hard, simply put a slice of bread in with it. The bread will absorb all the moisture and the brown sugar will return to its original softness.

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  3. Feed Your Plants 

    Breadcrumbs can add moisture and nutrients to potting or garden soil. Dry stale bread in the oven, grind to create fine breadcrumbs, then mix into soil – easy peasy!

  4. Prevent Vegetables from Smelling

    You know how some vegetables get super smelly when you cook them? We’re looking at you, broccoli and cauliflower! You can eliminate that odor with bread. Simply place a piece of bread on top of the vegetables in the pot to get rid of the smell.

  5. Clean a Coffee Grinder

    To clean out a coffee grinder, use three or four small pieces of bread that are a few days old. Simply grind them in your grinder, dump the crumbs, and then wipe the inside of the grinder clean. Voila!

  6. Skim the Fat Off Soup

    If you notice a lot of fat on the top of your soup, you can easily get rid of it by skimming a piece of bread along the top. It absorbs the oil and grease quickly in a mess-free way.

  7. Fix Burnt Rice

    Burning rice happens to the best of us, but we can help you fix that! Put a slice of bread on top of the rice, covering it, and letting it finish cooking. Ta da… the bread will absorb any burnt taste that might be there!

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  8. Spoon Rest 

    To eliminate mess when cooking, use the heel from a loaf of bread as a spoon rest.

  9. Removing Smudges and Scuffs  

    Soft white bread is great at removing scuff marks on walls and paintwork. Just rub the area gently with a scrunched-up ball of white bread (don’t forget to cut the crusts off) and it works like an eraser!

  10. Revive Marshmallows

    Nothing is worse than stale marshmallows, but if this tragic event does occur, toss a slice of white bread in the bag and seal it for a few days. Ta da! The marshmallows should spring back to life after soaking up the bread’s natural moisture.

  11. Crispy Schnitzel 

    We’ve heard around town that putting bread in a baking tray when making schnitzel will help soak up excess oil, so the schnitzel is extra crispy!

  12. Revive Stale Bread

    Need to refresh your two-day old bread? Bring it back to life with this genius hack! Simply cover your bread in cold water then tightly wrap it in aluminum foil. Next, place the wrapped loaf in the oven at 160°C for 8 minutes.

  13. Pick Up Glass

    Whether it’s a cup, plate or the vase that’s been in the family for generations, we all hate breaking glass! Luckily, there’s a simple trick for picking up the little shards of glass to prevent any further heartache. After sweeping up the larger pieces, take a piece of bread and press it over the tiny shards. The bread will pick up the pieces and you can just throw it out when you’re done. Remember to wear rubber gloves to protect your hands when you do this.

  14. Clean Oil Paint Artwork

    If you have beautiful oil paintings in your home, you’re probably afraid to clean them when they’re dusty. Luckily, there’s an easy way to clean the artwork without ruining them. First, take a soft bristle brush and gently wipe off the dust on the painting. Then, take a slice of bread with crusts removed and carefully pat it on top of the painting. Make sure the paint layers are dry and intact so you don’t remove any coloring. Once that piece of bread is soiled, break off another and continue the process.

  15. Remove Splinters

    A splinter can be painful, and even more painful to remove! Rather than digging into your skin to force out that pesky splinter, try removing it using warm milk and bread.

    Start by heating the milk until it’s warm but still cool enough to be applied to the skin. Pour the milk into a heat-proof bowl, add a few pieces of bread and let them sit for a few minutes. Apply the moistened bread pieces to the splinter area and put it under a band-aid or piece of gauze. Leave the pieces on your skin for as long as possible and then remove them. Hopefully the splinter is drawn out by the warm milk and bread mixture!

  16. Stop Crying Over Onions 

    Hold a piece of bread in your mouth when chopping onions to stop crying. It might be an old wives tale, but we’ll try it!

  17. Bread Art

    Transform your everyday toast into something special.

    Source: Mr Breakfast

  18. Fix Burnt Toast

    Burnt two pieces of toast? Rub them together to remove the burnt bits and they’ll be good as new!

  19. Compost

    If you have leftover bread that can’t be saved, add it to your compost! It’s like any other organic waste and will decompose quickly.

  20.   Just Eat It On Its Own

    There’s nothing more comforting than a piece of fresh bread. You can choose any of the 99 other ways above but sometimes simplicity is the best.