Have you ever made Bread Pudding, or Navvy's Wedding Cake, as it's also known! I haven't made one for years and years...back in the dim and distant past. Yesterday (Saturday) I'd bought a new loaf but there was too much of the old one left in the bread box so I decided to make a bread pud this Sunday morning.
I threw out the crust for the birds after I'd scraped the soft part into a mixing bowl and added water for it to soak in while I went to a tiny car boot in the drizzle with friend Brenda.
When I came back I squeezed as much water out of the soggy bread as I could leaving what looked like a blob of papier mache, to which I added a small amount of flour to absorb any water I hadn't got rid of. I shovelled in lots of sultanas, some sugar, a dollop of melted soft marg, lots and lots of mixed spice (judged by smell, not teaspoons) and an egg.
This sloppy pale brown mixture went into the largest container I had - a shallow dish - and into the oven at Mark 5 for about 35 minutes. I didn't weigh anything, just guesswork.
Have you made bread pudding?