A good old English pudding, the famous Bread Pudding
Since I have lived in Thailand you would not believe the number of ex-patriates (men) who love Thai food but crave a good old English pudding just like mum used to make Bread Pudding.
An old Favorite of my dad’s.
I keep all of my bits of stale bread in the freezer until I have enough for a pudding.
- 2/3 Ib of bread (brown /white) or mixed.
- 1-2 tbsp Mixed Spice ( I also add cinnamon and maybe a bit more 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 colander as much liquid as I can.
- Add melted butter, mixed spice, eggs, and fruit and combine.
- I like lots of spice and fruit so if I think it needs more at this point then I add it.
- 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.
- Put in hot oven 180C for 1 hour. If the top seems to be browning too quickly then reduce the heat a little.
It should rise a little by end of cooking.
- Remove from 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
- It also uses up all your bits of stale bread.
Prepared, tried, and tested by Carol Taylor