Learn how to make breadcrumbs with our simple step by step recipe. This easy recipe shows you exactly how to make breadcrumbs in a couple of simple steps.
Breadcrumbs are ideal for covering fish, chicken and other meats to give it a crispy, golden crunch once cooked. Breadcrumbs are also used in sweet recipes too like a treacle tart to add a satisfying texture to each bite.
Instead of buying breadcrumbs in a tub or packet, why not make your own? Turning leftover bread into breadcrumbs and using in another recipe is a great way to make the most of your food and not to waste any either.
Breadcrumbs can be stored in the fridge once made and used within a couple of days, otherwise pop into an airtight bag or container, label and leave in the freezer until needed.
- 50 g (2oz) day-old bread (white or wholemeal)
- 15 g (½ oz) chopped hazelnuts, optional
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.
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