Not to be confused with the Bread and Butter Pudding I made earlier this week. Just like that recipe, this was also known as the "Poor Man's Pudding" as this too uses leftover or stale bread and is very inexpensive.
You will need:
- 500g of whatever bread you have available, or even a mix of, preferably stale but I will show you what to do if your bread is not stale.
- 500ml of milk
- 200g sultanas
- 2 T-sp mixed spice or cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 100g melted butter
- 100g caster sugar
- 2 Tb-Sp brown sugar
Pre-heat the oven to gas #4 and grease an 8" square tin.
If your bread is not stale, leave out overnight to dry out. The dryer the bread the more milk is soaked up. I left mine on the drying rack.
Tear or cut up the bread into small chucks and place in a bowl
Warm up the milk, do not boil, and pour over the bread. Just above body temperature should be fine, but you don't have to do this, I just find it's soaked up quicker.
Pour this over the bread and leave to soak in for 15 minutes.
Add all the other ingredients and mix together. Mix with a spoon at first and then, I found this very effective, get your hand in there and squash it all together.
Once all mixed together, pour into the greased pan
Bake at the centre of the oven for 1 hr and 10 mins. Check after an hour as mine was perfect.
As soon as it comes out of the oven, sprinkle with sugar.