silly bread question....

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  1. Shoaib Lateef

    Shoaib Lateef Second Unit

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    does ANYONE ever eat the 2 "end" slices of bread?? you know, the crusty ones...

    i've never known anyone to eat 'em, does ANYONE??
     
  2. Henry Gale

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    You need to meet more people.
    Yes, some of us actually enjoy the "end piece."
    When I was a kid my mother would send me to a bakery a couple of blocks away for fresh bread. On the way home I would eat the heel and then reach down the bag and eat the heel from the other end. Mom was not happy about this practice, she explained the heels kept the bread fresher. So I had to wait 'til the loaf was gone.
     
  3. Jay H

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    I like them, they are good for making PBJ sandwichs on hiking/backpacking trips. Sometimes regular inner pieces would get crushed in a backpack or the jelly would start to seep through, but the end pieces are stiffer and harder and work great.

    I also use them for toast too..

    Jay
     
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    Best part of the entire loaf, especially on good fresh Italian, French, or rye.
     
  5. Philip_G

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    can't stand it [​IMG]
    the "heel" as we always called it. Don't know if that's an official term or just something passed through the family.
     
  6. Randy Tennison

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    I like the heel on a sourdough loaf, or french bread. Don't care too much for it on a loaf of wonderbread.
     
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    I like the end pieces even when they are from just plain old white bread.
     
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    I don't like it and don't eat it, except on my low-carb bread loaf because it's expensive and I don't want to waste any.

    In fact I don't like crust of any time (pizza, pie, etc). When eating frenchbread I eat the soft middle and just leave the crust.
     
  9. Mark Paquette

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    The heels are always my donation to the backyard squirrel fund. Those little guys sure seem to like the heel, no complaints so far!
     
  10. larry mac

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    The "heels" are not to be eaten; they are there to keep the other pieces of bread soft and fresh. When all of the bread is eaten, the "heels" are discarded.

    This is the way it has always been my whole life - until my wife came along! Now she eats that first "heel" right away; usually in a PB&J sandwich. Drives me crazy! So I designate the next piece as the new "heel". And so on and on.
     
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    I always leave the heels at both ends as it does indeed keep the rest of the loaf fresh, usually at the end i'll toast and eat the heels. I don't tend to actively like them raw, but have on occasions used them for sandwiches when I have no more slices.
     
  12. Bruce N

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    Anyone ever heard of the 'heel' of a loaf of bread referred to as a 'skalk' or similar term?

    Bruce
     
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    Because I'm doing that Atkins thang, I haven't had a slice of bread since 12/31/02.

    However, if I were to eat a piece, it sure as heck wouldn't be the crust (as we call it).

    The term "heel" sounds too, er, foot-like.

    Jon
     
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    If I have to eat the heels (last two pieces, no other bread) I will turn the crusty side toward the meats/innards. That way, the feel in my mouth is similar to that of a regular sandwich.[​IMG]
     
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    In this neck of the woods, the end-piece is referred to as the "butt". And no, nobody eats the butt.

    -Mike
     
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    I'm a bread fiend and enjoy all parts of it.:b
     
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    I used em to make triple-stack sandwiches.
     
  18. Ricky Hustle

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    You guys are eating the wrong bread.

    For Italian or French baguette, the heel of the bread is worth fighting for. By far the best piece of the loaf.

    Wonder bread is another story, it sucks, and the heels suck even more. [​IMG]
     
  19. Jim_F

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    Best part of the loaf, especially when it's home baked. Come to think of it, I haven't eaten a piece of plain white bread in so long, it would almost qualify as a novelty.
     
  20. Steve Schaffer

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    I'm not a food snob by any means, but literally gag on regular white bread--way too soft and turns to paste in the mouth. I can only eat it toasted and only when making tuna or leftover turkey breast sandwiches.

    I usually buy the Artisan bread at Von's which you place in a paper bag yourself at the bakery counter, transfer it into plastic bags at home so I don't have to save the yummy end slices.
     

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