Bruschetta and crostini

From: Today

Bruschettas and crostinis are the ideal party food. They are like two good friends, very similar but each with a subtle difference. Both are crunchy light and utterly delicious. Quick and easy to put together, bruschetta's and crostinis are a great way to use up leftovers in your larder. With a quick rub of garlic or a drizzle of olive oil bread that has seen better days can be salvaged and given a whole new lease of life.

Caramel pain perdu

From: Today

Pain perdu directly translated means 'lost bread'. Pain perdu is just like French toast. Dipped in a mixture of egg and milk and then fried in butter but instead of being served for breakfast it makes an amazing dessert. What a great way to give reclaim some stale bread. For me it is one of my favourite sweet treats. So simple but so tasty. When you try it you will never think you are simply just eating bread and ice cream. But believe me..its good! Sweet, moist but with a crunchy caramel coating.

All-Day Breakfast Soda

From: Today

Now this recipe really shows you how diverse a soda bread can be. Everybody loves a cooked breakfast and this simple little delight means you can tuck into your favourite all-day breakfast whenever you want! Great for the lunch box, picnic or camping – it's a real treat.

Panzanella salad

From: Today

This is a classic Italian salad that enlivens pieces of stale-ish bread with the juice of sweet tomatoes and a rich dressing of balsamic vinegar and olive oil. The inclusion of some readily available fresh herbs helps to give this classic a real lift and original twist.

Almost instant hummus

From: Today

Quick and easy humus from Patrick Ryan.


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