Blue Ribbon shared the following delicious bread recipes with Mansi Life.
Meatballs, just like mama made them
Breadcrumbs make for deliciously juicy meatballs. Make breadcrumbs by grating slices of bread or blitzing in a food processor. Soak the breadcrumbs in milk while you prepare the other ingredients.
Mix ground beef, finely chopped onion, butter, eggs and parsley, before seasoning with salt and pepper. Mix in the soaked breadcrumbs and shape the mixture into bite-sized meatballs. Fry the meatballs on a medium heat until browned on all sides, and cooked through.
Fall in love with French toast
French toast is the perfect breakfast indulgence – now give it a fruity twist. Mix banana, honey and pecan nuts and spoon the mixture on a slice of bread, before topping with another slice to form a sandwich.
Leave a slight space along the edges to prevent the filing from seeping out during frying.
Dip both sides of the sandwich in a mixture of egg and milk. Fry for 3-4 minutes on both sides, until crisp, golden and warmed through.
Love berries? Sandwich two slices of French toast with cream cheese and top with strawberries, blueberries and honey. Best served warm.
If you don’t have a sweet tooth, try savoury French toast. Whisk parmesan, mustard powder, garlic and a dash of hot sauce into the egg and milk mixture before soaking the bread, then fry until golden brown – delish.
Good ol’ bread and butter pud
A classic dessert with a spicy kick. Use day-old bread for best results. Cut off the crusts and butter each slice, before cutting into triangles. Layer the bread, buttered side up, in an ovenproof dish.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and raisins. Repeat the layering process to cover the whole dish.
Pour custard (made from powder or from a ready-to-serve box) over the bread, sprinkle with nutmeg before leaving it to stand for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 180˚C. Place the dish in the oven for 30-40 minutes until golden brown.
Make a (Melba) toast recipe
The perfect accompaniment for rich soups or tasty salads and delicious topped with melted cheese, homemade Melba toast is always a hit. Simply remove the crusts, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Toast under a hot grill until golden and crispy. Cut into triangles before serving.
Put the crunch back into your croutons
Drop the store bought variety for a delicious homemade batch. Croutons are a great way to use up leftover bread – white or wholewheat breads work well.
Preheat the oven to 180˚C and cut the bread into cubes, removing the crust if desired. Grease a baking tray with olive oil or butter (if your croutons are for soup, use butter, otherwise oil is best for salads).
Place the pieces of bread closely together on the tray. Drizzle with olive oil or top with butter. Add a heavy pinch of sea salt and sprinkle over dried herbs or finely grated parmesan.
Toss the croutons lightly to coat. Bake for 5 minutes, then toss and return to the oven for 5 minutes. Once the croutons are golden brown, leave to cool before serving. These are easy recipes to prepare.