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Substituting fresh bread for stale? (panade)

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Substituting fresh bread for stale? (panade)

Olive123 | Sep 29, 2010 09:11 AM

I have a bunch of swiss chard from my CSA. I haven't been wowed by any swiss chard recipes yet, but wanted to try the zuni cafe panade recipe. I do like savory bread puddings and anything with gruyere, so perhaps this one will be a hit. The recipe calls for cubed stale bread. I do not, however, have any day old bread. Can I buy some fresh bread and cube it and either air dry it for a few hours or toast? Will this ruin the texture of the panade?

Thanks so much in advance!

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