We saw something pretty interesting today… a recipe for leftover bread!

Now, we haven’t lost our minds. This is not bread that’s left over. (You don’t make that, you just kind of have it laying around in the cupboard or on the counter.) It’s bread made from leftovers! Claire Lower, via Skillet, offers up something unique, beginning with no-knead, three-ingredient bread!

Not only are these loaves extremely impressive for the amount of work they demand, they are excellent vehicles for any odds and ends you wish to rid your fridge of, from a couple of ounces of cheese to lonely fruits and vegetables.

Courtesy of Claire Lower via Skillet.

The no-knead, three-ingredient breads are really popular right now on Pinterest and baking websites, so it’s easy to find a recipe. But just in case, Claire provides.

  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • 3/4-1 cup of whatever you want mix in, keeping the volume on the lower side if your add-ins are particularly wet or greasy
  • 1 1/2 cups of warm water (it should feel pleasantly warm on your skin, not hot)

Once you have your basic bread, it’s time to raid the fridge!

She suggests everything from leftover pepperoni to fruits and veggies. There are even helpful hints to keep your loaf from turning out soggy or saggy. Mix it all together, let it rest, and then bake in a dutch oven.

Let the loaf cool for a bit, and dig in, either ripping it into glorious chunks or gently sawing it into slices. You barely need butter for bread this flavorful, but you should probably slather some on anyway. All bread deserves a bit of butter.

We’re inclined to believe that butter actually makes everything in life just a little better, so we’ll try her suggestion.


And what do you think? Ready to empty all those plastic containers and have room in your refrigerator again? Let us know in the comments how it turns out!