Saturday, August 25, 2012

What to do with a bunch of bread scraps?

At work, we cut off the crusts of the vegan ciabatta bread we get for the sandwiches. (To anally make them all the same size.) Naturally, when I see a bunch of food going to waste I don't hesitate to make it my own and find something to do with it. In fact, if they're throwing away jars that once held delicious tahini, I even take those home, in hopes to reuse it!

So what to do with a bunch of strips of bread?? 

Croutons.. Bread pudding... Bread sticks?

So I made some French toast sticks! They're "almost vegan" French toast strips, topped with a home made cherry compote.

(Quantities depend on how much bread you're using.)
Step one: Soak bread in a mixture of egg, milk (I used almond milk), ground up chia seeds, agave syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg. Make sure that bread is completely saturated, to the point where the bread is just about to fall apart but still in tact. 
Step two: Slab some Earth Balance (vegan butter substitute) or regular butter onto a frying pan, and let it melt.
Step three: Place french toast sticks on the pan and cook untill slightly browned.

Pretty simple hmm?

Next  I cut up some fresh (about 10) cherries and turned the pain on high and cooked with a splash of water, a couple teaspoons of coconut sugar, about a teaspoon of agave syrup, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and a little bit of lemon zest and cooked let it simmer until most of the water evaporated and it formed a jam like consistency.

Top with some honey, maple syrup, or whatever you like.

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