How to make breadcrumbs
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips
Learn how to make fresh breadcrumbs the easy way with our straightforward guide. One you know how to make breadcrumbs you’ll wonder why you ever bought packets from the supermarket. Making your own breadcrumbs is so much cheaper and is a brilliant way of using any old bread that has gone a little stale. So you will be saving money and preventing food waste! What’s not to love? If you freeze the bread before putting it in the food processor you’ll end up with better breadcrumbs. And once you’ve mastered how to make breadcrumbs you’ll be able to use them in some of our delicious recipes. You could try making some homemade breaded goujons, they’re such fun finger food and are sure to be a hit with the whole family. If you don’t fancy chicken you could use fish or for a veggie option tried coating sticks of halloumi for a delicious, crispy, cheesy treat! You can also use breadcrumbs to make sage and onion stuffing or to top oven-roasted mushrooms or a delicious moussaka. The possibilities really are endless when it comes to how to use the breadcrumbs. All that is left for you to do is to make some and see how easy it is for yourself!
- 50 g (2oz) day-old bread (white or wholemeal)
- 15 g (½ oz) chopped hazelnuts, optional
Stale bread makes the best breadcrumbs and freezing the bread before processing it makes it easier to turn it into breadcrumbs.
- Place the bread into a processor and process into fine fresh breadcrumbs. (For dried breadcrumbs, toast the bread first). You could also try grating the bread to make fine breadcrumbs if you don't have a food processor.
- Add the nuts and process again to mix together.
- Use the fresh breadcrumbs in our sweet or savoury recipes like chicken goujons or treacle tart. Store fresh breadcrumbs in the freezer and use them as and when.