Dianne is my inspiration on this blog. She comes along with so many lovely posts and ideas and then my mind goes wondering.
Today I got inspired by her post about bread. When I grew up it was also considered to be a kind of sin to throw bread away. My parents grew up during World War II and I guess that made them to safe bread and other groceries. Personally I have a feeling that bread is something very essential. Even if we don’t eat bread with each meal I don’t feel well when there is no bread in the house. I love bread.
But sometimes bread gets dry and hard and is no longer eatable.
When I was a little child we used to cut that bread into little cubes and made a walk to feed the ducks in the nearby river. We really enjoyed that.
Nowadays I have different ways to deal with hard bread. I store some to make some of the great bread and butter pudding Dianne recommended to us. My son is a huge fan of that dish, although it is not a German but a British dish. I like to experiment.
Another option is “breadcrumbs” … and now it is getting German or more Berlin. My ex husband was a huge fan of cauliflower. I also grew up with cauliflower but we served it with a light creamy sauce, similar to a béchamel. My ex husband loved his cauliflower with so called “Brown Butter”.
Cauliflower with Brown Butter
Cut the Cauliflower into little florets. Cook until tender.
Cooked Cauliflower will be served in a big bowel.
Before the Cauliflower is served, melt some butter … about 125 g / 4.4 oz to 250 g / 8.8 oz .
You can use plain butter or slightly salted … I usually add some pepper to the butter.
When the butter is melted … add breadcrumbs … the pott is still on the oven … stir the breadcrumbs into the butter. I really don’t know how much … you need a good amount … maybe 1 or 2 cups.
When the butter and the bread crumbs have combined perfectly … pour that mixture over the cauliflower … serve hot.
I also like to add breadcrumbs to pasta. That’s a nice quick lunch.
Cook as much pasta as you like to eat. After cooking fry them in a little pan with butter, season to taste with pepper and a little salt, and add bread crumbs. You can also add a teaspoon of tomatoe purree.