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Bread for mayo: ají de gallina, pudding and other recipes based on this generous input

In the kitchen there are often some ingredients that we do not know how to take full advantage of. Regarding the well-known advice “save bread for May”, Advantage presents three really simple recipes where you can take advantage of that bread that we usually throw away because it is no longer so fresh. Learn to cook a delicious pumpkin cream with croutons, perfect for cold days; a tasty chicken chili, with its usual Creole touch; and a sweet bread pudding with apple wedges.

Pumpkin cream with croutons

Ingredients:

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  • 600 gz apallo macre without skin, in pieces
  • 4 cups Vegetables soup
  • 4 tbsp. Butter
  • 1/2 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp. Dried oregano
  • 2 French loaves in cubes
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • salt and pepper

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Preparation:

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In a pot, over medium heat, put the pumpkin and three cups of the vegetable broth. Let cook for 15 minutes, until the squash is cooked, but not broken. Strain and reserve. In a bowl, mix two tablespoons of the melted butter with the garlic and oregano. Place the bread cubes on a tin and drizzle with the butter mixture. Bake at 180°C for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and reserve in a covered container. Blend the pumpkin mixture with the milk. If necessary, add one cup of the vegetable broth. The texture will depend on your taste. Season with salt and pepper. Place the cream in a saucepan, over high heat, and boil for two minutes. Add the remaining butter and let it melt. Mix the ingredients well and remove the pot from the heat. Serve the cream and accompany with the croutons.

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Aji chicken

Ingredients:

[inicio-ingredientes]

  • 3 slices of sliced ​​bread
  • 4 black olives
  • 2 boiled eggs
  • 4 boiled yellow potatoes
  • 5 tbsp. chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 5 tbsp. ground yellow pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp. ground mirasol chili
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • salt, cumin and pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tbsp. chopped parsley

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Preparation:

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Soak bread in milk and blend. Parboil the breast together with the celery, bay leaf and salt. Let the chicken cool in its cooking broth. Then shred it and reserve the broth. Heat the oil in a pan and prepare a dressing with the minced garlic and onion. After five minutes, add the peppers. Cook for two more minutes and add the blended bread. Season with salt, pepper and a pinch of cumin. Gradually pour in a cup of the reserved broth. If you see the preparation thicken, add a little more. Cook for a few minutes without stopping stirring. Stir in shredded chicken, Parmesan cheese, and pecans. Stir for a few minutes to integrate the ingredients. Serve the ají de pollo over the sliced ​​potatoes and garnish with the quartered eggs and olives. Sprinkle chopped parsley and serve with rice.

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Bread pudding with apples

Ingredients:

[inicio-ingredientes]

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp. Water
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 medium green apples
  • 2 tsp. milk
  • 5 or 6 slices of bread
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tbsp. pisco or rum
  • 4 tbsp. raisins

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Preparation:

[inicio-instrucciones]

Make a reddish caramel with half a cup of sugar, the water and the lemon juice. Cover the bottom and sides of the chosen mold and let cool completely. Peel and cut the apples into thin slices and soften them in the microwave for two minutes at maximum power. Heat the milk in the microwave for two minutes at full power. Remove the crust from the bread, sprinkle the remaining sugar and add the hot milk little by little, allowing time for the bread to absorb it. Mix well. Lightly beat the eggs and add them little by little to the previous mixture without stopping stirring. Perfume with vanilla, spices and liquor. Arrange a layer of apple on top of the already cold caramel and cover them with a third of the bread mixture. Distribute half of the remaining apples and sprinkle with raisins. Put back the bread mixture, the rest of the apples and raisins, and finish with the bread mixture. Cover flan pan with cling film and microwave on 70% power for 11 minutes.

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Source: Elcomercio

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