[Sca-cooks] bread crumbs for feasts

Raphaella DiContini raphaellad at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 19 08:15:11 PDT 2009

I've mostly used bread crumbs in sauces like agalita, ciuiro/civet,  perfect strong sauce, etc. and for those I usually get plain white bread unless the recipe specifies otherwise. I remove the crusts (not everyone does this step, and it is not always specifically mentioned) and then run through my food processor until it's finely ground. I have on occasion grated it by hand. I don't always stale or toast the bread either, it depends on the recipe I'm working with and what I can glean from that and experimentation. 

I've had 1-2 loaves of bread provide enough crumbs for two sauces (agalita and perfect strong sauce) for 110 people. 
In joyous service, 

--- On Sun, 10/18/09, Stefan li Rous <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com> wrote:

> From: Stefan li Rous <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com>
> Subject: [Sca-cooks] bread crumbs for feasts
> To: sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org
> Date: Sunday, October 18, 2009, 7:12 PM
> How do folks make the bread crumbs
> for their feasts?
> I'm only doing a small luncheon for ~20 people and I've
> already gone through one loaf of bread and only gotten about
> 3 cups of bread crumbs, used in one dish, hais. I expected
> one loaf of bread to provide more than enough crumbs for my
> several dishes.
> I started with a loaf of whole wheat bread and let it sit
> in the oven at low heat. One set for multiple hours and one
> for just and hour or two. I didn't detect a big difference
> between the two. Both crumbled as I broke them into a
> ziplock bag. I then simply broke up the larger crumbs with
> my fingers. I considered rolling over the bag with my
> roller, but it didn't seem worth it.
> So when you need a probably much larger amount of bread
> crumbs for a feast, how do you get them? How many loaves of
> bread does it take? Do you use whole wheat bread? Or white
> bread? Or whatever is available for the cheapest price?
> Thanks,
>   Stefan
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