How-to Make Easy Bread Crumbs

Many recipes call for soft or fresh bread crumbs, which are so easy to make in a food processor or blender. Simply tear a few slices of bread into 1-1/2-in. pieces and place in the food processor or blender container. Cover and pulse (short on/off actions) until the bread turns to crumbs. The more “pulses”, the finer the crumbs. If desired, you can process a sprig of fresh parsley or another herb along with the bread for added flavor.

To make dry bread crumbs, process the bread in a blender to form fine crumbs. Transfer to a baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 8-12 minutes or until toasted. Cool and combine as the recipe directs. Six ounces of cubed whole wheat bread will make about 1-1/2 cups of dried bread crumbs.