From Mum’s Old Recipe Book: Bread Pudding

Serves 6

Good way of using up left-over bread.

  • 12 oz (ounces) stale bread
  • 2 oz granulated sugar
  • 4 oz sultanas
  • 1 1b mincemeat (this is sweet – not minced/ground meat)
  • 4 level teaspoons mixed spice
  • 2 level tablespoons granulated sugar, for sprinkling
  • 7 inch square cake tin, greased and lined at the base

Cut the bread into one inch pieces. Put in a bowl and add enough cold water to cover the bread. Leave to soak for at least an hour. Drain well and squeeze out all the water.

Put the bread in a mixing bowl and beat in the sugar. Mix in the sultanas, mincemeat and mixed spice.

Moderate oven. Gas mark 4 or 350ºF/ 180º C.

Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 2 1/2 hours until golden. Cool slightly and remove from the tin, then sprinkle with granulated sugar. When cold, cut into squares. Can also serve warm with custard or cream.

Hector likes to live life on the edge!

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3 thoughts on “From Mum’s Old Recipe Book: Bread Pudding

  1. Omigoodness, it looks especially Autumn-worthy, and since I can’t have much dietary fat, I could have this in abundance! I’ll bet it smells up the house wondrously while baking, too. Another great recipe! Thank you for sharing (and thank you to Mum). As for the black and white being sitting on top of the world, well, by golly, we all started out as Hector, didn’t we? 🙂

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    1. I have often wondered what it feels like, waggling about on the top edge of an unsecured door. They do seem to enjoy the risk involved. Slightly unnerving when you are on a sofa directly under his claws-outstretched flightpath…

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      1. LOL! Thankfully, not all are door balancer cats — and there are those who suddenly meow up there as if to say, “What was I thinking?? Help!” We learn pretty darned quick after that first time (“Aww, it’s alright — jump, I’ll catch you”) to snatch up a wide and solid chair cushion BEFORE we make such a daft offer!

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