Making bread with a sourdough starter has the advantage of lasting longer than store-bought bread. Even a loaf of homemade sourdough bread will eventually succumb to the effects of time and the environment. There may still be hope if you have passed the point where the bread can be refreshed. Stale bread does not always imply wasted bread. So, if you don't know what to do with your stale sourdough bread and don't want to throw it away. Here, however, we do have some fantastic ways for you to finish off your sourdough.

1. Bring The Bread Back To Life

The first thing to do is to wet and bake the sourdough bread to refresh it. It won't last long but will taste like it just came out of the oven for a couple of hours.

How To Refresh Stale Sourdough

1. Set the oven temperature to 390 F. (200 C).

2. Pour water over the sourdough bread or run it under the faucet. If possible, try to avoid moistening the interior of the pie.

3. Use aluminium foil to wrap.

4. 15 minutes in the oven.

5. The bread is revived after the foil is removed. Put it back in the oven uncovered for an additional five minutes for a crispier crust.

2. Make Breadcrumbs Out Of The Sourdough

For artisan-style, flavorful breadcrumbs that are also really simple to create, stale sourdough bread is the perfect candidate! To use later in a variety of ways, prepare a batch using your firm sourdough bread and freeze it. When the bread is dry, breadcrumbs form best. If your sourdough bread isn't dry enough, toast it before breaking it up and blending it.

3. Turn Sourdough Into Croutons

Croutons are a great way to add crunch to salads, garnish soups, or simply enjoy as a tasty crunchy snack! They're also incredibly simple to make.

How To Make Sourdough Croutons:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175C).

2. Slice or rip old sourdough bread into small pieces.

3. Toss the components with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

4. Arrange on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, or until crispy and golden.

The croutons can be stored for up to a week in an airtight container after they have cooled. Use Sourdough 

4. Breadcrumbs To Thicken Sauces

Remember the breadcrumbs you stored in the freezer? You can use them to thicken sauces instead of cornflour. It will add texture and flavour to your sauce. Simply stir it into the sauce. The breadcrumbs will begin to thicken your sauce after soaking in the liquids for a few minutes. The thicker the sauce becomes as you add more.

5. Use Sourdough Breadcrumbs To Top Foods

Making breadcrumbs out of stale sourdough bread and using it as a garnish is an excellent way to make your dish feel a little more special. (You can use them straight from the freezer; no defrosting required!)

Soups, salads, pasta, and stews are examples of savoury foods that pair well with breadcrumbs. Breadcrumbs are also an excellent garnish for sweet foods. Try them on ice cream, yoghurt, cheesecakes, and puddings.

6. Make Sourdough French Toast

French toast is an incredible tasting indulgent breakfast that is incredibly simple to make and is an excellent way to use up stale sourdough bread. Because of the egg mixture soaking in and moistening the bread, it will be indulgently soft.