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Bread, the beautiful staple ingredient that it is — is also one of the most wasted ingredients in the world. This recipe is a great way to make lemonade (crackers) out of lemons (stale bread) so you don’t have to toss it out!

You will need

Serves 4

  • 250 grams of stale leftover bread
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 125ml water
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • Extra salt to season

To serve:

  • Your favourite dip, spread, or plant-based cheese!

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30 mins to prep

30 mins to cook

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 150°C.

  2. Step 2

    Blend the bread in a food processor until it turns into a crumble. While it’s mixing, add the molasses, olive oil, and salt; then a slow drizzle of water until the ingredients turn into a thickened cream or paint-like consistency. You can mix through the caraway seeds at this stage, or sprinkle them on top at the next step.

  3. Step 3

    Spread the mixture onto a baking tray lined with baking paper, and use a spatula to spread out evenly, about 1/2 cm thick. Sprinkle over the seeds, pepper, and a sprinkle of salt, and place in the oven to cook for about 25–45 minutes or until golden and crisp. Keep an eye on it, because the cook time will vary depending on the moisture in the bread, the amount of water you added, etc.

  4. Step 4

    Take out and let cool, then gently break apart (if they haven’t naturally broken into chunks) and place in an airtight container until ready to use. Serve with your favourite dips or spreads!

Recipe: Simon Toohey

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