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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Bread pudding.

This recipe comes from my Mum's kitchen. She had made it just before I visited last. We had it as a cake, but should be eaten warmed with custard. Will give you her recipe first, and then tell you what I did.

Bread Pudding.

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.




3 comments:

Jacqui said...

I have just made bad panettone, first attempt thinking maybe I could use it in this recipe. Yhanks for the idea. Fingers crossed

Sally said...

Yes, crossed for you Jacqui. Don't you hate that, when you put so much time and effort in to making something, and it turns out *wrong*. I am making my first ever white chocolate mudcake for CHristmas, so fingers crossed for me too. LOL.

arista said...

Yum! my nan used to make bread pud, she soaked stale bread in milk and added dried fruit and sugar, it was delicious!! we used to eat it cold, cut into slices. I love recipes that use up stale bread.