Homemade breadcrumbs are easy to make and an economical way to make use of stale bread. No waste! It is preferable to use a crusty loaf of bread. Slice bread and place slices on a baking sheet. Toast the bread in a 300 degree oven for abut 15-20 minutes until hard and golden. Break the bread into pieces into the bowl of a food processor. Process until the bread is reduced to fine crumbs. Place in an airtight container until needed.