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You have bread leftovers? Make a pudding

Do you have bread leftovers from yesterday? Did you buy an extra loaf that eventually dried out? There's no need to throw them away. You can simply make a pudding.

In every household, in every kitchen there is always some bread. Usually there is a liitle more than the residents need for their breakfast or for their dips into the salad. But, before you throw away the stale bread, remember you can find mutliple solutions and plenty or recipes to use it.

Accidentally we bump into an article at thegurdian.com which gave us lots of quite interesting ideas about the "recycle" of a loaf of stale bread. We chose the Classic British bread pudding, a dessert that looks like a regural cake and it is similar to the Christmas version of a pudding.

Ingredients:

1 loaf of stale bread

300 ml milk

300 gr dried mix fruit (e.g. raisins, cherries)

50 gr. lemon and orange zest

1 quince (or apple)

3 tbsp brown sugar

2 tbsp plum jam

40 gr self-raising flour

2 eggs

a squeeze of fresh lemon juice

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp mixed spice

100 gr butter, melted

Demerera sugar to sprinkle over

*For garnishment: semolina creme or ice-cream
 

Directions:

Pre-heat the oven to 170 ºC degrees. Grease a 28x20 cm square tin. Slice up the bread and then break it into smaller pieces. Soak the bread into the milk. Once the milk is absorbed, mash it with a fork until it forms a creamy mush. Add the grated quince into the mush and then the rest of the ingredients and half of the melted butter. Stir them up until the moment they become a homogenised mixture. Pour the mixture into the tin and then the rest of the melted butter evenly on the surface. Bake on the middle self or the oven for about 1 ¼  to 1 ½ hours. When the pudding is baked take it out of the over and sprinkle the demerera sugar on top.

This particular pudding version can be served with two ways: hot from the oven with semolina cream or ice- cream or cold, just like a regular cake.