Recipe for abstinence
I had part of a loaf of really good bread that had gotten hard as a rock, literally too hard to put my bread knife into. This is what I did with it:

Bread Soup

To start with, I had to make garlic broth. I peeled an entire head of garlic, split the cloves in half, and sauteed them over low heat till tender and transparent in enough olive oil to coat the bottom of my big skillet, stirring very frequently. Then I poured in six cups of water, brought it to a boil, lowered the heat and simmered it uncovered for 40 minutes.

To make the soup, I crushed three more cloves of garlic and sauteed them till brown in about half an inch of olive oil. To this I added a big can of diced tomatoes, plus juice, and plenty of dried basil and coarsely ground pepper. I brought them to a boil, lowered the heat, and cooked for another 15 minutes, frequently stirring. Then I took that great lump of hard bread (about a quarter of a loaf) and added it, together with the garlic broth. I cooked it till the bread was quite mushy and could be broken into pieces with a wooden spoon, then turned off the heat, covered the soup, and let it sit for a little while. Then I added a pinch of coarse salt and served it. Very tasty. The bread I used had a lot of rosemary in it, and that was such a nice addition that I think in the future I would add rosemary to the soup on purpose.

Not only is this soup very Lenten, it's the ultimate in economical dishes.
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Recipe for abstinence - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 11-18-2008, 04:32 PM
Recipe for abstinence - by Historian - 11-18-2008, 04:34 PM
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Recipe for abstinence - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 11-18-2008, 04:38 PM
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