An old family favourite of my dad’s and a recipe passed down through the family although my nan didn’t put as much spice in as I do but recipes grow and evolve, don’t they? Which is the lovely thing… I have made it much more since living here in Thailand as all the expat men love it ( a taste of home) …
I keep all of my bits of stale bread in the freezer until I have enough for a pudding so no waste in this kitchen.
- 2/3 Ib of bread ( brown /white) or mixed.
- 1 tbsp Mixed Spice.
- 2 eggs beaten
- 3 oz butter melted.
- 12/16 oz dried fruit (sultanas or raisins)
Put bread in a large mixing bowl and cover with water or mix or milk and water to soak.
When soft I squeeze out in a colander as much liquid as I can. My little helper( Lily) getting stuck in and squeezing the bread dry…Kids just love the mucky bits…lol
Add melted butter, mixed spice, eggs and fruit and combine.
Nanny poured the melted butter in and Lily did the dried ingredients. and give a good stir… Next, it will be the Christmas Puddings as we only have 118 sleeps.
I like lots of spice and fruit so if I think it needs more at this point then I add it is one of those dishes where you can add what you like for example if I have had some other fruit left over as in cranberries or blueberries I would add them.
Put in hot oven 180 degrees for 1 hour if the top seems to be browning too quickly then reduce the heat a little. It should rise up a little by end of cooking. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with sugar.
This is when I invoke my rights to cooks perks and have the 1st bit..to try of course as it’s yummy hot and straight from the dish. It is also great served with custard or cold if there is any left..haha. It also uses up all your bits of stale bread.
I hope you enjoy these dishes..until next time xx If you missed the Bread and Butter Pudding recipe then here it is…
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