With the whole of the UK living under strict COVID-related restrictions right now, we all deserve (nay, need) to surround ourselves with delicious treats. And, with so much time to spare, why not have a go at creating your favourites at home? Everyone has that one dish that brings them comfort – be it a chocolatey dessert or a carb-heavy main. And you may be surprised to learn how easy yours is to cook from scratch – especially if you enlist the help of a famous chef. Luckily, Nigella Lawson has tonnes of comfort food recipes on her website (and beyond), and I’ve picked out a few of the best below.
According to the Office of National Statistics, 45% of people in Britain said they used baking as a coping mechanism during the first lockdown. You couldn’t open Instagram without seeing someone’s sourdough starter or perfected banana bread recipe. And if you’ve found that cooking (and, more importantly, eating) delicious food has helped you cope with the pandemic, then there could be some science behind it. Studies have found that doing something creative each day can go a long way towards happiness and satisfaction.
In the spirit of staying happy and feeling cosy during lockdown 3.0, here are some of Nigella Lawson’s best comfort food recipes.