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Leftover bread recipes

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Discover inventive ways to use up leftover bread. We have various takes on bread & butter pudding, French toast, bruschetta and great ideas for breadcrumbs.

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  • Bread pudding

    Bread pudding

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.202 ratings

    This simple bake is lovely with a cuppa. Or have it for dessert instead, with custard or ice cream

  • Chocolate & banana French toast

    Chocolate & banana French toast

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.17 ratings

    An indulgent treat for when you're in need of a sweet fix - chocolate and banana sandwiched in fried bread

  • Golden panettone pudding in an oval dish

    Panettone pudding

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.97 ratings

    This is a posh version of bread and butter pudding, rich with cream and vanilla – great for using up any excess Christmas panettone

  • Tuscan-style ribollita served in two bowls

    Tuscan-style ribollita

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Save up stale bread and transform it into this thick, chunky, delicious stew, which is low in fat and calories, and showcases tomatoes, beans and cavolo nero.

  • Easiest ever bread pudding

    Easiest ever bread pudding

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.21 ratings

    The ultimate in quick comfort food – only five minutes to prepare, perfect to pop in the oven before the main course

  • Bread and butter pudding

    Bread and butter pudding

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.52 ratings

    Transform a stale loaf into a comforting bread and butter pudding. This traditional British dessert is layered with a rich vanilla custard, dried fruit and lemon zest

  • Hot cross bread & lemon pudding

    Hot cross bread & lemon pudding

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.25 ratings

    Use up your leftover fruit buns in this sumptuous spin on traditional bread and butter pudding - a great spring bake

  • Marmalade & whisky bread & butter pudding

    Marmalade & whisky bread & butter pudding

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.35 ratings

    The ultimate grown-up comfort food, use leftover fruit bread or even croissants instead of the bread if you prefer

  • Build-your-own-bruschettas

    Build-your-own-bruschettas

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.5 ratings

    Pick your favourite toppings and serve up a fun light supper, suitable for veggies and non-veggies

  • Leek & tomato eggy bread bake

    Leek & tomato eggy bread bake

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.7 ratings

    Use up leftover white bread in this cheesy bake with leeks and tomatoes- it's great served with ketchup

  • Orange frosted panettone cake

    Orange frosted panettone cake

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.5 ratings

    If you’ve been given a panettone over Christmas but you’re not sure what to do with it, try this superfast, special stacked cake

  • Avocado panzanella

    Avocado panzanella

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.23 ratings

    With just 20 minutes preparation and no cooking time you'll be able to whip up this colourful avocado and bread salad in no time

  • Christmas stollen pudding

    Christmas stollen pudding

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Good Food reader Marion Biles shares her recipe for this creamy and luxurious pud using leftover stollen

  • Baked ratatouille with lemon breadcrumbs

    Baked ratatouille with lemon breadcrumbs

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    The staple vegetarian dish is spruced up with a citrussy sourdough crust- chunkily chop your courgettes, onion, peppers and tomatoes for extra texture

  • Banana bread & butter pudding

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.47 ratings

    A microwave pud that will have the family thinking you've been cooking for hours

  • Bread sauce in pot with spoon

    Bread sauce

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.41 ratings

    Our traditional bread sauce recipe is the perfect creamy accompaniment to your roast dinner. This easy bread sauce is sure to be a Christmas favourite

  • Winter apple & squash panzanella

    Winter apple & squash panzanella

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Give the classic Italian tomato and stale bread salad a seasonal twist with hazelnuts, cranberries, squash and apple

  • Crisp chicken bites

    Crisp chicken bites

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.79 ratings

    Summer holidays often mean kids friends are round for dinner, make sure there's something in the freezer with these yummy bites

  • Crunchy almond panettone French toast

    Crunchy almond panettone French toast

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.1 rating

    If you're wondering what to do with your panettone leftovers, we've got the answer. It makes wonderful French toast as well as bread & butter pudding

  • Hot cross bun & butter pudding

    Hot cross bun & butter pudding

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.33 ratings

    Like classic bread and butter pudding? Try this twist that uses hot cross buns instead – a great way to use up any Easter leftovers

  • Cherry bruschetta

    Cherry bruschetta

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    Ripe sweet cherries, creamy ricotta and salty prosciutto combine beautifully on these little toasts - the perfect nibble for a summer party

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