Great British Bake Off champion Nancy Birtwhistle who has created a three course meal using a special ingredient – stale bread. See SWNS story SWBREAD: Food fans who raved over a slap-up feast prepared by Great British Bake Off champion Nancy Birtwhistle were left stunned when she revealed the main ingredient — STALE BREAD. Bake Off queen Nancy joined forces with national charity Love Food Hate Waste to create a menu with one requirement – each course had to contain bread which had gone stale. They cooked up the idea after figures revealed that 24 MILLION slices of bread are thrown away in the UK every day – with one in five Brits binning a loaf without even opening it. Diners turned up for the three-course meal at a pop-up restaurant in London’s Borough Market to find out the ingredient in all three courses was stale household bread.