Oven Dried Bread: slow and easy method to dry homemade bread in the oven for later use in meatballs.
Homemade or any rustic bread
Preheat the oven to a 170°F (or lowest setting on your oven). Cut the bread into similar slices about 2.5-3” and 1/2″ thickness. Line bread pieces in a single layer onto a baking sheet. Bake/dry in the oven for 2 hours. Turn off the oven, and leave the baking sheet with bread in the oven to cool.
Once cooled, take out the dried bread and flip over. (You can see it already shrank in size and there’s all these empty space on the baking sheet). Preheat the oven back to 170°F and bake/dry for another 1 hour. Turn off the oven, and leave to completely cool. Once cooled, store in air-tight container.