My mum's bread pudding

    1 hour 40 min

    My mum made this whenever she had some stale bread. It is delicious served hot with custard or cream. It's also good cold!

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    Serves: 6 

    • 225g (8oz) stale bread, soaked in water or milk for at least half an hour
    • 50g (2oz) caster sugar
    • 1 level teaspoon mixed spice
    • 175g (6oz) mixed fruit
    • 75g (3oz) cooking margarine or butter, melted
    • 1 egg beaten
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • extra sugar for topping

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:30min soaking  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Squeeze the bread that has been soaking for 30 minutes to remove excess liquid; place in a bowl.
    3. Add sugar, mixed spice and fruit; mix well. Pour in melted margarine or butter. Add beaten egg and milk; mix well together.
    4. Grease a small tin and pour mixture into it. Flatten the top with a fork.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour.
    6. Remove from oven and sprinkle with caster sugar. Serve.

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    Lovely Grub, but I did a "King Alfred" my photo shows what happens when you forget the oven. (Cooked for over 100 Minutes) but no harm, all1Kilo of it polished off in three days..........:D  -  06 Jan 2017


    This was proper bread pudding, really lovely easy recipe, just like my nan's, thank you 😊  -  09 Jun 2016


    Have now made three using this recipe. Fan oven so it only needed 40 Minutes. Varied the bread as well. Oh so easy and delicious.  -  13 Apr 2018