Nigella Lawson is a national treasure – there's no two ways about it.
She’s the one who told us not to get stressed out making sure our roast dinners are hot when we serve them (“All you have to do is make sure the gravy is hot and the plates are warm.”). Plus, she informed us that you can make self-raising flour with plain flour and baking powder.
And now the TV chef and cookbook author has shared a recipe that uses up any stale bread you might have hanging about.
She recently shared a recipe for spaghetti with lemon and garlic breadcrumbs on Instagram, and as well as sounding like just about the cosiest, tastiest dinner known to man, it’s also great for the environment as it means less food waste. No longer will you have to chuck stale bread in the bin!
Having personally made this recipe in the past, I can 100% concur that it is delicious, and I now often sprinkle breadcrumbs on other pasta dishes if I have some hanging around. Double carbs, innit?
She says of the quick and easy recipe, “I always relish an opportunity to use up ingredients that are past their best. The thing to do is make breadcrumbs with stale bread whenever it's to hand.
“Stash the breadcrumbs in airtight bags in the deep freeze and use whenever needed, without thawing first. I am not totally old-school, though: I don't grate my stale bread to make breadcrumbs, but blitz it in the food processor.”
As well as spaghetti and breadcrumbs, the recipe also features – yup, you guessed it – lemon and garlic, as well as well as some dried chilli flakes, fresh parsley and olive oil.
It’s also vegan, so put that in your pipe and smoke it!
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