Sunday, 14 October 2018

NAUGHTY BUT SO LOVELY





Way back when all of the kids were at home, money was scarce and so to fill up I used to make loads of cakes.
They all remember this fondly as I was always trying new recipes and there was nothing so comforting that to come into the kitchen and see batches of cakes waiting to be devoured.
One of the favourites was bread pudding.
Of course now this would be considered lethal with all the keeping fit and eating healthy diets that abound at the moment.

Take one large loaf, soak in water for a couple of hours, squeeze out excess water and put in large bowl.
Throw in sugar to taste (lots)
One packet of suet (omg, that's terrible)
couple of dollops of margarine.
as much dried fruit as you like (lots)
2 or 3 teaspoons of mixed spice
4 eggs.
mix well.
While you are doing this have a large roasting tin in the oven with a good dollop of lard or dripping melting to perfection.
Plop in mixture, smooth top and cook at no 5 for about 1 hour until the sides and top are all lovely and crispy and the fat is bubbling out around the edges of the pud.
Take out of oven and sprinkle yet more sugar on top.

There you have it.
One gut busting, cholesterol making, heart attack material pud.
Best eaten straight out of the oven.

I can tell you it was absolutely delicious.

20 comments:

  1. And its absolutely yummy! I make it too to my grandmothers recipe, very similar to that one. I was bought up on the stuff!

    Julie xxxxxxxx

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  2. Same here! I still make it occasionally for husband, but without the suet nowadays, and a lot less sugar.

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  3. Well - that is an interesting recipe Nigella! The soaking in water bit was surprising. I love bread pudding and believe that "naughty" dishes are perfectly fine if you are not gobbling them down every day - just once in a while. As a young mum it sounds that you were good at CATERing!

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  4. Yes please! I'll bring the custard.

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  5. I LOVE BREAD PUDDING, I was raised on it.. bread was cheap back then, 4 and 5 loaves for a dollar. yours is a little different but mostly the same and it looks fantastic. it is good to eat something like this once in a while if you can and not go crazy and eat the whole thing. I am a sugar addict and if I eat one bowl of this would not stop until it is gone... banana pudding was also a big thing growing up.... in the south of USA back in my days, everything had lard, shortening, sugar, salt, flour

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  6. I used to love bread pudding when i was a kid and used to have it as a treat in a cafe at the end of Ramsgate pier,when we were on holiday there.The last time I had some was about 6 years ago,bought from Canterbury market.So as you can see,I dont eat it often!.I wouldnt dare make a tray load like that cause I would end up eating it all!.It looks yummy!.xx

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  7. How strange, only the other day I made a bread pudding which I hadn´t done for years and as you say it was devoured very quickly. My recipe only has 2oz of sugar to 8oz of bread with marg/butter and 1 egg so not too bad xcx

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  8. Just the thing for filling hungry young tummies, does no harm if they’re active and eat other things too!

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  9. They used to make it in the deli at the store where I work. Their recipe was different though I don't know exactly how they made it. I know they didn't use lard

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  10. It looks gorgeous! I can't imagine how good it must have smelled. I love bread pudding, but have never tried making it.

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  11. Oh my, add a dollop of custard & that's one of my favourite puds.......I'm sure a little of what you fancy does you no harm x

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  12. Oh my, I bet it was. You had me laughing...

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  13. A good old fashioned favourite, I remember making this in home economics at school xx

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  14. Bread pudding here is called Om Ali, served hot and was one of my favorites when I first arrived to the Middle East and tried it for the first time. :) I really love a nice rice pudding. The good news is these types of desserts can actually be made much healthier and still taste decadent. :)

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  15. I make bread pudding with left over hot cross buns and croissants. I used milk instead of water and very little sugar.

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  16. That looks and sounds delicious Briony! x

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  17. I have noticed a few people,on other blogs,mentioning bread n butter pudding.That is nice....but it isnt bread pudding!!...which is the best!!,xx

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  18. We all love bread pudding, but I'm going to try your recipe as it sounds so much more delicious than my more plain one. So good to have you post :) xx

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  19. Oh my, does sound heart stopping good!

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