A while back I had most of a loaf of bread that was going stale, so I cubed it and dried it out, then bagged it and put it in the fridge before leaving town. Now I'd like to make some sort of savory bread pudding like the strata in Veganomicon. How should I handle the extra-dry bread? Rehydrate it in broth or nondairy milk first? Or just make the blended tofu mixture extra wet and do it all in one step? Has anyone tried this?