Tesco Goes Wartime With Stale Bread Reuse Plan

By Gary Cutlack on at

Tesco is doing its bit to preserve food supplies on the home front, and has decided to put all of the unwanted baguettes it can't even shift with a series of discount stickers to good use, like that woman with the ginger hair does in all those WWII documentaries. You know, the cooking woman, who pretends it's the olden days all the time. Ruth something?

Tesco is basically doing what your nan's been doing for the last 50 years, and is going to start making products out of leftover bread, rather than binning them off to charities or handing them out free to staff at the end of the stacking shift. Its two ideas for stale bread products? Crostinis and bread and butter puddings, which'll be sold in store for no doubt more than the cost of a stale baguette at 9:58pm the night before. Insert the GIF of the man doing his tapping-forehead, clever-idea face here.

Tesco has sort of given the game away with the crostinis, though, as it explains how they're made in the press release. The bread is "...sliced, topped with extra virgin olive oil and then baked" which you could do at home, if your flat's big enough for an oven and it came with a baking tray. And bread & butter pudding's easy too, you just bung instant custard on bread with a few raisins in it and put it in the oven. Then eat your WWII meal in the shed at the bottom of the garden, hoping Gerry doesn't spot the light of your candle from the air. [Tesco]