Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding (recycled bread) has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. This may not be my greatest claim to fame, the fact that I would only marry a woman who could bake bread pudding at least as good as my Mum’s (Sorry Mum!) but it was a consideration that did influence me. Here is Terri’s version of the recipe. She has included ingredient charts  based on different amounts of stale bread to make it easy for you to measure the right amounts! If you like the recipe, please ‘like’ the page!

Ingredients for 225 grams stale bread (weight after de-crusting)

  • 225 grams stale bread, any colour, but crusts removed
  • 275 mls milk
  • 50 grams melted butter
  • 75 grams sugar (Terri uses brown, Mum uses white, guess which I prefer!)
  • 2 teaspoons mixed spice
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 175 grams mixed fruit and peel
  • grated nutmeg to taste

 

Method

  1. Grease a dish that is an appropriate size for the volume of bread and fruit
  2. Break the bread into small pieces, place in a bowl with the milk and let it soak for at least 30 minutes, half an hour is better (Mum says thirty minutes, Terri says half an hour)
  3. Add all the ingredients except fruit and nutmeg. Mix well, using a fork to remove all lumps.
  4. Add the fruit and mix
  5. Place in a prepared dish and sprinkle with nutmeg
  6. Bake for an hour or an hour and a half (Mum says 60 – 90 minutes)
  7. It is cooked when the sides come away from the dish
  8. Terri says to enjoy it hot or cold, but my favourite is both, normally sixty minutes apart. If I am feeling extremely keen, I like a little pouring cream over the hot version.

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Thanks for reading!

Ken

Ingredients for different amounts of bread to be recycled.

Ingredients for 200 grams stale bread (weight after de-crusting)

  • 200 grams stale bread, any colour, but crusts removed
  • 245 mls milk
  • 45 grams melted butter
  • 67 grams sugar (Terri uses brown, Mum uses white, guess which I prefer!)
  • 2 teaspoons mixed spice
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 156 grams mixed fruit and peel
  • grated nutmeg to taste

Ingredients for 300 grams stale bread (weight after de-crusting)

  • 300 grams stale bread, any colour, but crusts removed
  • 366 mls milk
  • 67 grams melted butter
  • 100 grams sugar (Terri uses brown, Mum uses white, guess which I prefer!)
  • 2.5 teaspoons mixed spice
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 233 grams mixed fruit and peel
  • grated nutmeg to taste

Ingredients for 350 grams stale bread (weight after de-crusting)

  • 350 grams stale bread, any colour, but crusts removed
  • 429 mls milk
  • 78 grams melted butter
  • 117 grams sugar (Terri uses brown, Mum uses white, guess which I prefer!)
  • 2.5 teaspoons mixed spice
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 273 grams mixed fruit and peel
  • grated nutmeg to taste

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