What is your guys' opinion on the end piece of bread?
Does it go in the trash? Do you reluctantly eat it? Do you enjoy it?
>Does it go in the trash? Do you reluctantly eat it? Do you enjoy it?
I use it to keep the next slice fresh, it's constantly flush with the next piece to go.
I don't mind them. If I go through a loaf and need it, it doesn't make bad french toast or toasted bread like for a BLT. It's kind of bleh as a soft fresh sandwich end, though, kind of tough without the toasting step. Ordinarily, I don't finish a loaf before it goes bad or I'm sick of it.
I do toss a slice or two into the food processor for some coarse bread crumbs (or use grater). These crumbs are great on top of a casserole, added to meatloaf or balls, or toasted in butter and garlic for a crispy instant pasta topping. They're not bad cubed and sauteed in oil and butter for some quick croutons for salad or soup.
i use them for open faced sandwiches. on something like a baguette, i prefer the end pieces more than center cuts. if the bread is good quality, the end pieces are good. if it's poor quality bread, the end pieces usually taste worse than center cuts.
That doesn't sound like an ice cream sandwich.
End pieces are 10/10 for toast. So much delicious crunchy crust to it.
ESPECIALLY if you're topping that shit with peanut butter.