Bread crumbs / Semmelbrösel

Semmelbrösel

Semmelbrösel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You will want to bypass bread crumbs purchased at the market once you’ve checked out the typical ingredients used and try our easy recipe for Bread crumbs / Semmelbrösel.

At the High5Kitchen  I use either 100% whole grain breads I’ve made, 100% whole grain breads from local bakeries or 100% whole grain organic breads from companies such as Alvarado St Bakery.

 

Did you know?

    • Labels such as “12 grain” and “made with whole wheat” can be deceptive because such products can be made using refined grains and only minimal amounts of whole grains. 
  • If you want to make sure you are reaping the benefits of a “whole” grain bread, check the ingredients for 100% whole wheat or 100% whole grains. Some bread companies are disclosing the percentage of “whole” vs “refined” grains used in their breads and although 100% is best, we support companies that engage in truthful labeling.

Bread Crumb Recipe:

Makes 2 cups plus Bread crumbs

Preheat oven 350 degrees F

  1. Cut and cube 8 slices of bread. Put in large bowl, add herbs, if desired (1/2 t each of thyme, basil, garlic powder, dried onion flakes with fresh ground pepper), 1 t olive oil and mix.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-15 minutes or until brown and crisp, checking and turning every 5 minutes or so. While you can prepare bread crumbs in a skillet I prefer the oven as this method allows me to use less oil and obtain a lighter, fresher taste.
  3. Process cubes in blender or coffee grinder or simply crumble in hands.

Bread crumbs stored in glass containers with tight-fitting lids are good for up to one week in the refrigerator.

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