Make friends with the freezer
If you know you won’t use it all, freeze bread while it’s still fresh. If it isn’t already, slice the bread so you don’t have a tough time carving a frozen loaf, then wrap in clingfilm. You can cook it from frozen to make delicious toasties. To make the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich simply combine Cheddar and Red Leicester with grated mozzarella, then top onto buttered bread. Place the bread into a frying pan (buttered side down), and toast until the cheese has melted and the bread is golden.
Bread already stale? Blitz it into breadcrumbs and tip into freezer bags. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over veggie dishes for the perfect crunchy topping – try on vegan macaroni cheese or use sourdough breadcrumbs on a romanesco cauliflower bake.