Bread and Prune Pudding
- 10 – 12 slices of bread ( stale is fine!)
- 2 ounces of margarine or butter
- 2 ounces of sugar
- 2 ounces of dried raisin sultanas
- 1 beaten egg (fresh or dried) **optional
- 8 chopped stewed prunes
- milk to mix
- extra sugar for topping
1. Put chopped up bread (cut/tear into small chunks) into a basin and add a little water. Leave for a few minutes.
2. Squeeze bread out until fairly dry
3. Return bread to empty basin and add all the other ingredients (except spice) adding a little milk to make a sticky consistency
4. Add cinnamon a little at a time until your own taste
5. Place mixture into a greased pan
6. Cook at 175 degrees C for an hour or so until edges are browned and centre is hot
7. Sprinkle sugar on top 10 minutes before end of cooking
8. Allow to cool a little, slice and serve
Serves 6-8 people
I re-read my comment about the Mass Observation Archive and realised I didn’t give the proper book titles. Hidden Lives is the first-please read it, amazing real diary entries. However if any of you would be upset by un PC comments then avoid.
Today I just am not hungry so I may toy with a bit of toast mid morning.
Lunch will be salad, maybe with tinned sardines.
Dinner is going to be curry & rice. Veg for me, chicken added for the rest of the family not time travelling!
I need to bake some bread today so shall make good use of the oven & cook some rhubarb.
Keep calm & carry on! X
Good morning Louise!!! Thanks for that info about the books…. just deciding here what to cook today.. its 6:15 am and having a cuppa tea! xxxxx
Hello, I’ve loved following your recipes and experience with the wartime kitchen front. Just wanted to say that I made the bread and apple pudding version the other day and accidentally left out the butter/marg. It was still sat there on the side looking forlornly at me after I’d put the dish in the oven! Anyway, the finished pudding sans butter tasted fine, perhaps lacking a little tenderness and richness, but if the ration’s running short I think it can be happily left out, especially if eating hot 🙂