Our bread and mixes are smashing (if we do say so ourselves!) … they’ve won 11 medals so far in The World Bread Awards (2014 and 2015) and our super Focaccia was overall winner in October 2015 (gluten free category). So you’d expect that no one would be left with old MannaVida bread. It does happen sometimes though and I’ve been known to make more especially to create some of the recipes on this page. 

Here’s how to make a whole bundle of lovely things that satisfy your cravings without too much effort … and you’ll always know that you’re eating healthy and yummy food.

 

1. Breadcrumbs

DIY breadcrumbs are super easy to make and always useful to have on hand. Simply chod up the old bread (it grates better when it’s a bit on the dry side … pop it in a low oven (about 150°C) stick it through your gratey food processor, pop in a Ziploc and freeze. You can take a handful whenever you want to share breaded fish or chicken, make all sorts of inexpensive meals … just look at the pics below to find a whole bundle of ways to feed yourself and your family, gluten free

 

2. Croutons

Croutons are the perfect accompaniment to soups & salads. Plus, you won't believe how easy they are to make at home. Tear stale bread into chunks (cut it if you prefer neat cubes … I like the rustic look), massage with smashed garlic and olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pop in the oven at 180°C for 5 to 10 minutes until golden and crispy. This works well with all our breads, but the garlic and rosemary focaccia has a particularly nice flavour. You can zhuzh it up with things from your cupboard … add a sprinkling of rosemary, thyme or ground black pepper to the oil before coating the bread.

Enjoy with soups or salad.

3. Gazpacho

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4. Panzanella Salad

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5. French Onion Soup

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7. Bread Pudding

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8. Savoury bread pudding

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9. French Toast

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13. Summer Pudding

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14. Chocolate bread parfait

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15. White gazpacho

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16. Chocolate bread pudding

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17. Easy Soufflé

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18. Easy Quiche

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20. Salmon Loaf

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21. Cinnamon Toasts

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22. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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23. Bread Dumplings

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24. Bread and Butter Pudding

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