Cosy, comforting bread pudding – just like Nanny used to make.
400 grams bread (preferably stale)
200 grams dried fruit
four tea spoons of mixed spices
Nut meg to taste
100 grams of butter (ideally melted),
Half pint of milk
Half pint cold strong tea
200 grams of Brown sugar.
– serves 3/4 –
1. Cut the crust off of the bread and then cut the remaining bread into four squares. Add to a mixing bowel and pour over the milk and cold tea, cover and leave for 45 mins to an hour.
2. Take the bread from the milk squeezing out all of the milk from the bread put the squeezed out bread into a new bowl. Add the fruit, spice, sugar, butter, and mix together, once everything is well mixed add the mixture to an oven proof dish and place in a preheated oven gas mark 7 for 30 mins.
3. Ideally the top should be baked with a slight crust, and the inside will be sponge like with a slight wet texture.
4. Remove from the baking dish and sprikle with brown sugar to taste. Serve either hot or leave to cool and eat cold
If you want to make a larger pudding, measure the weight of the bread that you have and then half all of the other ingredients. So… 800 grams of bread use 400 grams fruit, sugar, butter etc use spice to taste