AN ideal dessert to use up old brown or white bread, you often used to see it in old-fashioned cake shops and cafés.
Considering it’s made of leftover bread it really does work a treat as an afternoon or morning snack – or you can posh it up a bit and serve it warm with ice cream or good old clotted cream as a dessert.
200g caster sugar plus extra for dusting
1/2tsp ground cinnamon
1/2tsp mixed spice
Grated zest of half an orange
500g brown or white bread
4 eggs, beaten
Bring the water, sugar, spices, sultanas, raisins and orange zest to the boil. Break the bread into small pieces and mix into the syrup in a bowl. Cover with clingfilm and leave overnight.
Pre-heat the oven to 175oC/350oF/gas mark 4.
Fold the eggs into the bread/syrup mixture and put it into a deep baking tin, lined with greaseproof paper. Bake for about 30 minutes until the mixture is firm.
Dust the top with caster sugar while still hot. Serve warm with ice cream or clotted cream.