The Italian staple for using up waste bread gets a spicy twist with melted Calabrian ’ndjua and buffalo mozzarella
Every region in Italy has a different method and recipe to salvage waste bread, from ribollita to polpette to panzanella. My favourite is the evergreen, or ever-red, pappa al pomodoro. As with many of Italy’s staple dishes, such as pizza or pasta, the pappa is a base to play with. In this case, I have added buffalo mozzarella, for its fresh and rich flavours, and melted Calabrian ’nduja, for a spicy twist that reminds me of home.
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins