Spanish breads and Pandesal
What to do with leftover breads. Taken from my eBook, any leftover breads, crackers, donuts, cookies, and cakes can be transformed into a new beginning. Meaning, you can repurpose them and create something new. Not that you are stingy, but if you have a bakery, this is what they call stales turning into cash. What you normally would throw away can be converted into earnings and by earnings it does not have to be a whole lot if you have a small operation but quite a sum if you ran a big one.
I have had students coming to me telling me they get as much as 2 sacks of stales, breads that turn hard rock dry, leftovers from returns (meaning sinosoli ng mga tindahan pag hindi nabebenta)and just plain wastage. I once worked in a bakery before and it was their policy to make the baker mark the expiration of each products, then make sure they get out of the shelves 2 days before they expire buy selling them on site to the Owner's offices and factory. I heard most of them pay when they get their salaries, but at least the shelves become empty come expiration day.
But if you do not have this to turn to, what exactly can you do with all the leftovers? Aside from breadcrumbs (which i just made some yesterday for my Chicken Cutlets), you can make Pudding, the Pinoy style, fillings as shown above. In my bakery, i used them (if i have leftovers)to make the Spanish Bread, and breadcrumbs. Although i do not have that much leftovers, seeing them does not make me hyperventilate like some does.
The moral of the story is this. Never throw away anything, unless it is moldy and smelly. Do not let that leftover get to the moldy stage, or the cake to the ropy stage, turn them into something right away and sell.
Pudding (free when you purchase the Bread eBook with the Spanish bread recipe also inside)