Made from Scratch: Bread Crumbs

Plain Bread Crumbs
makes about five cups

9 slices of bread

1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
2. Lay out nine slices of bread on a baking sheet.

3. Bake the bread slices in the oven for 15 minutes; flip each piece halfway through baking. Doing this will dry out the bread slices.
4. Tear the bread slices into small pieces and place in a food processor. (I did two batches, with five pieces of bread in the first batch and four pieces in the second.)

5. Process the bread until coarse bread crumbs form.

6. Repeat the process with the remaining bread slices.
7. Spoon the bread crumbs into a jar and store in the pantry or in the freezer until ready to use.