250 grams STALE WHITE BREAD. (crusts removed)
50 grams UNSALTED BUTTER (melted)
50 grams SUGAR.
1 tsp. GRATED NUTMEG.
1/2 tsp. MIXED SPICE.
2 tablesps. BITTER ORANGE MARMALADE.
100 grams MIXED DRIED FRUIT.
1 large EGG.
MILK. (Just a little, you may not need)
Break the bread into small pieces and put into
a mixing bowl. Pour over enough water to cover and let stand for 30 minutes.
In another bowl, mix together butter, sugar,spices, marmalade, fruit and egg.
Drain the bread and squeeze to remove excess water. Now add the soaked bread to the other mixture. Add the milk now, if a little dry, needs to be a sticky consistency.
Put mixture into a greased 18 cm square cake tin and bake at 180c for 1-1 1/4 hours or until firm.
The chances I made.
Used fruit loaf and forgot to cut off crusts,
but this did not matter.
Used dark brown sugar.
Used sultanas and pitted prunes.
Needed no milk.
This smelted so Christmasy to me,
and ours has been eaten cold.