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!