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History Cookbook: Bread Pudding

This recipe is in categories World War 2, Baking
About this recipe
Healthiness : (120 votes)
Difficulty:  2 out of 5 difficulty
Comments: Use oven gloves to handle the hot baking tin.
Preparation Time: 5-10 minutes
Cooking Time: Bake for about 1 hour.
Number of servings: 6 helpings
Serving suggestions: Serve on its own or with custard or condensed milk.


This recipe uses a small amount of sugar (which was rationed in WW2) and reconstituted dried egg powder. If this is not available, you could use ordinary eggs (eggs were also rationed in WW2). The recipe was submitted by Fergus Henderson, Chef at the Robinson Centre, Wyboston Lakes
Ingredients
  • 225g (8oz) stale bread
  • 50g (2 oz) grated suet
  • 25g (1 oz) sugar
  • 1 tablespoon marmalade
  • 50g (2oz) dried fruit
  • 1 reconstituted dried egg
  • milk to mix
  • ground cinnamon
Equipment
  • Weighing scales
  • Tablespoon
  • Basin
  • Wooden spoon
  • Greaseproof paper
  • 8” tin
Making and cooking it
Always wash your hands before preparing food Always wash your hands before preparing food.

  1. Pre-heat the oven, Gas 4, 180C, 350F
  2. Put the bread into a basin, add cold water and leave for 15 minutes then squeeze dry with your fingers
  3. Crumble the bread to the basin
  4. Add all the other ingredients and enough milk to make a sticky consistency
  5. Add a pinch of cinnamon
  6. Spoon into a greased  tin (20cm, 8") and bake in the centre of the oven for 1 hour (or steam in a greased basin for 2 hours)
  7. Remove from the steamer or oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes
  8. Serve warm or cold


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Microsoft Word document bread_pudding.doc Bread Pudding Word Document


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Name: Lois Tucker 25th April 2015
Thank you so much for this recipe, bread pudding was always about using up what you had in your cupboards as you were unable to just nip to the supermarket a buy what you wanted, well done to you, really well done ❤️
Name: Dilishas Food Home Cooking 14th April 2015
this was very handy for my school project thanks for coming up with it YUMMY!!!!!!!! i will rate thiss 10 out of 10 my class loved it so much i love it
Name: Jasmine 16th October 2014
OMG! that recipe was brilliant it was such a good treat to bring in for my class.
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