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Three Ways To Use Leftover Kaiser Rolls

Bread is a staple of any kitchen, including not only things like Texas Toast and other loaves, but also Kaiser buns and similar things. If you stocked up on a lot of Kaiser buns for a recent party or special event and ended up with far more than you needed, there are several things you can do to put them to good use. Don't risk wasting that bread when you can repurpose it with ease.

Homemade Croutons For Salad

Day-old breads are the best for making croutons. If you want to get your kids to eat more salad, topping the salads with croutons can help you do the trick. Cut the buns up into roughly one-inch cubes. It's okay if they aren't exact, but they should at least all be similar sizes.

Spread the cubes out on a baking sheet and drizzle them with a couple of tablespoons of either melted butter or coconut oil. Then, sprinkle them generously with salt, pepper and the seasonings of your choice. Granulated garlic is a good choice. Then, when they're done baking, you can sprinkle them with parmesan cheese and serve them as garlic parmesan croutons.

Bake the croutons at approximately 375 degrees until they're golden brown and crunchy. It usually takes between ten and twenty minutes. Let them cool completely, then pack them in an airtight container.


Every kitchen has need for breadcrumbs. Whether you're breading chicken fingers or topping baked dishes, they are a staple. Your leftover Kaiser buns can make great breadcrumbs. The best part about making these yourself is that you can control the flavoring. Toast the rolls lightly in the oven at about 300 degrees until they dry out a little. Then, put them in the food processor with the seasonings you prefer. Add things like Italian seasoning for Italian breadcrumbs, rosemary and garlic for a unique twist or even thyme, sage and marjoram for a stuffing-like flavor for things like stuffed mushrooms. They'll keep in an airtight container or even freeze well for long-term storage.

Chocolate Bread Pudding

Leftover rolls aren't just for savory applications. You can even turn them into dessert! Tear the rolls up in three to four inch pieces and put them into a casserole dish. Combine a couple of cups of milk with a cup of cream, then add a few tablespoons of cocoa powder, some sugar and some vanilla. Mix in a dash of cinnamon and four to six eggs. You can add a little more milk and egg if the mixture seems a little dry. Pour it all over the top, sprinkle it with some chopped bittersweet chocolate, then cover and  bake it for about an hour at 325 to 350.

There's no worry about wasted Kaiser rolls with these recipes. Order rolls for your next party from a local bakery and get some extra ones so you can take advantage of these delicious recipes! Click here for info about kaiser buns.