~a collection of eclectic recipes and misadventures in the kitchen~
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
What do you do when you have alot of bread left over?? The most common dishes which utilise stale breads are bread and butter puddings, fruit charlottes, crutons and breadcrumbs....the loaf I wanted to use up was the traditional country style type...with a chewy exterior and not that suitable for desserts i thought...and due to the sheer volume, i wanted to find a recipe which will use up the whole loaf easily....
and guess what i found???
Poor man's food from Protugal...BREADSTEW!!!!
It's very simple, really....pan fry onions in olive oil, add bread, enough water to make a mush and top with eggs. Finito!!! It tastes very much like chinese rice congee if you let it simmer long enough!!! Cos i had the audacity to invite friends over, i tot i had to make it more special.......so i rendered some bacon instead of using olive oil...and used fish stock and added mixed vegetables, campignons and spinach to make it more robust.... very comforting food and i guess, it would be great for small children?? Hardly requires any chewing... :) and people did like it by the way...
The four of us started this blog together as a way to share our experiences and lessons in the kitchen. Now the blog has evolved into an random mix of recipes which we have tried and liked enough to want to share...some are dishes that remind us of home, some are things that we wouldn't usually have made in Singapore (muffins, cakes and most dishes requiring the oven) and others were just borne out of a need to use a certain ingredient!
Have a browse and have fun trying out the recipes!