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Book Review -- Upper Crusts: Fabulous Ways to Use Bread

Updated on June 30, 2008

Looking for easy meal ideas? Some of the easiest recipes you'll find start out with store-bought bread as the main ingredient. What could be easier than that? Upper Crusts: Fabulous Ways to Use Bread by Sheilah Kaufman is packed with simple to make recipes that everyone in your family is sure to enjoy.

If you're in charge of meal preparation, you'll be thrilled to find this huge collection of quick and easy meal ideas. You'll find yourself turning to this book time and time again when you're looking for tasty recipes designed to help you prepare dishes for every type of meal occasion in thirty minutes or less. Everyone who has an opportunity to enjoy dining on the recipe ideas found in this book will certainly enjoy the delicious appetizers, entrees, side dishes, desserts, and more.

Cooking with Bread

It's important to note that this book isn't designed to teach readers how to make bread. While baking bread can certainly be an enjoyable activity, it's not something covered by this book. Rather than focus on how to make bread, Upper Crusts: Fabulous Ways to Use Bread focuses on what you can make with bread that has already been baked.

After all, how many times do you glance around your kitchen thinking, "What do I have that I can use to make dinner"? Bread is a staple in most modern kitchens. Armed with a loaf or two of bread and a copy of Upper Crusts: Fabulous Ways to Use Bread, you'll never be more than a few minutes away from a tasty meal or snack that is sure to be a hit in your household.

Recipe Examples

You'll be amazed by the number of different recipe options in this book. Once you've had a chance to create a few of the delicious dishes in Upper Crusts: Fabulous Ways to Use Bread, you'll see bread for the versatile ingredient it really is, rather than just the key to an easy sandwich meal.

Baked French Toast with Blueberries - This is a perfect recipe any time you're planning a nice brunch, or if you and your family enjoy having breakfast for dinner on occasion.

Fabulous Hot Jarlsberg and Onion Dip in a Bread Bowl - If you're looking for a festive and tasty conversation starter for a party, this recipe is sure to be a hit!

Bread Pudding - If you're a fan of bread pudding, you'll be overwhelmed by the collection of sweet and savory bread pudding recipes in this book. From "Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding" to "Brioche Bread Pudding with Orange Pastry Cream", you'll be delighted to try more types of bread pudding than you knew existed!


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