I call it the nobby, my wife calls it the crust.
What do you call it?
....is what I call it. :)
We call them the heels as well.
Interestingly, the Scottish word is heel, but we English use crust. I'm not sure what the Welsh word is!
——delicious, if not——breadcrumbs.
I call my kids. They fight over that part :)
I never have leftover heels (Italians call it heel to) - that's the best part of the bread! But, it does make incredible bread crumbs (a deep rich flavor and extra crunchy). Cube it for croutons - toast in a pan with a good amount of olive oil, add a little garlic and lots on black pepper, toss with parsley and grated parm. Simply delicious!
I've always called it the crust.
I once had a customer at a coffee shop in Toronto who called it the bum. I thought she was making a joke at first, but she was not.
My grandson was 3 years old at the time and a very picky eater. The only thing he was sure to eat were the cut off ends of a fresh baguette. He called them "the corners".
Here in Linz, its affectionately called a Schertzl. (Share+t-cell) (say it fast, two sylables.)
It's the first piece to get eaten if not saved as altus for the next loaf. :)
My wife calls it "the end bit". I have to fight her off until the loaf cools. : )