Useful Tip for Leftover Hard Italian or French Bread.
Useful tip, for Hard Italian Bread
How to use leftover, not so fresh bread.
This Bread is Not for The Birds!
After sending hard bread off to the birds way too many times and not being able to finish Italian Bread before it's hard enough to be used for a door stop. I came up with a delicious and frugal solution!
Usually, I have enough chicken broth and pieces of chicken to make another pot of soup for the next day.
At first I would chop up the hard bread and put it in the soup pot. Now I chop the bread up, wet it with about a cup of filtered water and squeeze a large ripe tomato over the bread. Then I put the wet bread into the soup pot, add a few more chopped vegetables, spices and one or two teaspoons of olive oil. I bring the soup to a boil, simmer for thirty minutes and another quick and tasty soup is ready for dinner!
Bread Soup Recipe:
Two quarts Fresh Chicken Stock (or canned store bought chicken broth, or even bouillon cubes)
Rough Cut Vegetables (you choose) I use, 2 carrots, 2 ears of corn cut in half, a cup of chopped cabbage, cup of chopped green onions, and whatever else is hiding out in the refrigerator.
Then I add the Wet Bread, Salt and Pepper to taste and a few teaspoons of Olive Oil.
I ladle some soup into a bowl and then grate some cheese on top.
Until we meet again... Francesca27