We know it’s an essential in every home, but bread is so much more than just your morning toast!
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!
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.
Ready in under 10 minutes, enjoy a good old fashioned breakfast of toast and boiled eggs.
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.
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.
Plenty of butter on hot toast and just the right amount of Marmite is one of our favourite ways to start the day.
The millennial’s diet – smashed avo on a piece of sourdough toast, topped with feta, chilli flakes or even some heirloom tomatoes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Challenge the kids to a brain teaser while they enjoy their jam sandwich with 100s & 1000s!
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.
Ok, we know you shouldn’t play with your food but we’re going to make an exception for this one!
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?
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.
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 White Long Rolls to replicate an American classic.
Mix up the lunch box this week with tuna, mayo and cheese sand-lings on a nest of carrot noodles.
Club sandwiches are an absolute classic that will never go out of style.
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!
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.
Perhaps the ultimate toastie. Oozy cheese, baked ham and glorious bechamel sauce. Not a sandwich to take lightly, this is some seriously good stuff!
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.
Triangles of white bread covered with butter and topped with 100s & 1000s – it’s simple, nostalgic and easy!
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.
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!
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!
Prefer something sweeter? Try bread spring rolls with banana and choc hazelnut spread or cream cheese and raspberries.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
From classic spinach to an OTT ice-cream sundae, there’s a cob dip to suit every taste! Find our favourites here.
Make our spinach, artichoke and caramelised onion pull apart cob the table centrepiece next time you’re having guests over.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Looking for a quick fix weeknight dinner? This is ready in just half an hour.
Ribollita is a hearty Tuscan soup made with leftover bread and a bunch of veg. Perfect for the colder months ahead.
Achieve BBQ perfection with a simple sausage in fresh bread, smothered in tomato sauce! But how do you fold your slice – in half or diagonal?
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!?
Public service announcement, did you know using milk-soaked bread crumbs acts as a binder to keep meatballs tender?
Make your meat and bread go further with a classic home-cooked meal.
Say. No. More.
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.
The easiest mid-week dinner the whole family will actually eat! Add the finishing touch with delicious parmesan bread crumbs for a crispy topping.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This homemade Mac & Cheese recipe is an easy (and tasty) way to make the most of your loaf.
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.
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.
Our healthy take on fish and chips is the perfect midweek meal the whole family will love!
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.
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.
Use a Cob Loaf as the vessel for your classic trifle. No washing up afterward!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
To eliminate mess when cooking, use the heel from a loaf of bread as a spoon rest.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Transform your everyday toast into something special.
Burnt two pieces of toast? Rub them together to remove the burnt bits and they’ll be good as new!
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.
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.