5 Things You Never Knew You Could Do With Bread

22 July 2020

5 Things You Never Knew You Could Do With Bread


There’s a reason we use phrases like “break bread” and “my bread and butter”! Bread is a staple in our meals and it’s always on our minds.  Since school days right through to office cubicles, opening our lunchboxes to find our favourite sandwiches, brings us fulfilment and nourishment. Yet still, this starchy staple is more versatile than most people even know. Bread is a delicious and healthy (insert link: https://www.bakersinnzim.com/articles/2018/09/01/why-low-gi-bread-is-becoming-a-healthy-favourite) part of a balanced diet. However, you can use it for so much more. Give some of these lesser known uses of bread a try:


1. Pick up pieces of broken glass

Dropped a glass? Bread comes to the rescue! Clean up tiny shards of glass easily and safely by using a slice of bread. Press the slice of bread gently in the area, and it will pick up the tiny pieces of glass that are tricky to sweep up. Then throw the slice of bread away.


2. Cut onions without crying

Onions contain sulphates that make you tear up when you chop them. To avoid this, put a piece of bread while you chop your onion. Alternatively, you can spear a piece of bread onto your knife and slide it towards the handle. No more tears!


3. Treat calluses

Growing up, we knew calluses as “mhoni” in Shona or amathuthuva in isiNdebele after a day of amatope (mahumbwe) in the sun. To treat calluses and corns, soak some bread in apple cider vinegar then place it on the callus. Tape the bread in place, cover with plastic wrap and leave it overnight. This method also helps drain fluid from boils.


4. Clean stains

You don’t always need harsh chemicals to keep your home clean. Wrap your slice of bread into a ball- any type of bread will work. Then, dab the bread onto stains and smudges. It will work its magic!


5. Keep your confectionery fresh

Food waste is a no-no; keeping food fresh helps to avoid wasting it. Keep your cookies and cakes fresh with the help of your favourite Baker’s Inn loaf. Add a slice of bread into the packet or container of cookies. Place slices of bread against the cut sides of your cake, covering the cut areas that are exposed to air. For extra security, use toothpicks.


Which of these tips are you most excited to try in your home? Let us know which one you love the most!

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