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What are you baking today?
Thu 5-Sep-13
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Yes! I have made Soda Bread, yet again, Imuch prefer it to what passes for Bread now, in the Shops. Am also away to make a Farmhouse Fruit Cake, will have to use Stork, as am nearly out of Butter, and need that for my Soda Bread.

Thu 5-Sep-13
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brightspark said:

 

Well, I made the bread pudding. Wonder if I can freeze some of it - it certainly looks good enough to eat while still warm ....

 

I didn't need to freeze it - I cut it into three - and my two neighbours had to suffer my bread pudding whistle. (Both licking their lips as I gave it to them !! big_laugh )

The remaining third I took to our daughter yesterday - we had to pick up grandchildren from school, and they hadn't tasted it before, but demolished it quite quickly !!

I did say it was a winning recipe, and I think Ruthdigs will confirm this! Scrummy! ok ok

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Thu 5-Sep-13
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I make Bread Pudding, by the same method as my Mum, who had nine children to feed, soak the Bread in water just in and out, put in Basin, add spices, sugar, dried fruit, and any sort of fat, Vegetable Suet is nice, but Marge is fine, my Mum sometimes made it with Dates too,bake in moderate Oven, and sprinkle plenty of sugar on it when done, delicious with Custard as a pudding. or cold cut into slabs. Forgot the Egg. I asked my youngest son what sort of Cake he wanted for his Birthday, and he said, " a Bread pudding, Mum!" Must admit, most of my Bread is saved for my friend's Chicken's as she gives me lovely fresh Eggs.

Thu 5-Sep-13
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brightspark said:

 

Glad it turned out okay, though. ok

The middle of the cake was possibly a bit too soft and pudding-y but it's all a learning experience. My next drizzle cake experiment will be based on a hairy bikers recipe and will have a wine syrup poured over it champagne

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Fri 6-Sep-13
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Yuk, bread and butter pudding, my worst nightmare....can't stand soggy bread, turns my stomach just thinking about it.
Pork tenderloin out of the freezer for tea, not sure what with yet, maybe roasted potatoes and peppers with a fresh salsa verde sauce thingy.

Fri 6-Sep-13
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Bread pudding Janet, not bread and butter pudding.

I'll try that again!

Sat 7-Sep-13
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I love bread pudding too but never have spare bread. Oddments go to the chickens but mostly we eat it all! Think I will do fruit cake today, we haven't had one for a while.

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assume bread pudding can't be that far away from bread and butter pudding....or summer pudding another disgusting dish.

Sat 7-Sep-13
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Bread Pudding is solid when cooked, you cut it into squares, nothing like Bread and Butter pud, or Summer pud.

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still soggy bread in my eyes..flaming_nora

Sat 7-Sep-13
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Yes, Jan, it is true that it will need to be soaked - and therefore a bit soggy - but then a cake mixture is also 'soggy' before it is cooked.

When the bread pudding is cooked, particularly if it has a lot of fruit in it, it is not so very different from a cake - as Tina says - it is not soggy at all.

If you want something to sell on your cake stalls, believe me, each time we've had bread pudding for sale it flies off the table in no time - the first thing to sell out. (One guy bought 3 pieces - one to eat, and the other two for us to keep in reserve as and when he needed more!!)

So it may be worth gritting your teeth and trying it - you won't regret putting it on your stall.

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That is the reason, I only put mine through the water and out again, so you end up with Bread with all the water squeezed out of it, because that is what you do , squeeze all the water out of it, then add your fruit, I always add a generous amount, also Margarine, and sugar, one Egg to bind, and when it comes out of the Oven, I put loads of Sugar on top, but I like things sweet. It would certainly sell well, but if you have an aversion to the mix, this is where we have choices, am very fussy myself, stopped eating meat many years ago, as hate gristly things, and frightened of getting a bit in my Mouth. yuk!frown

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Terrier said:

still soggy bread in my eyes..flaming_nora

 

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assume bread pudding can't be that far away from bread and butter pudding....or summer pudding another disgusting dish.

I have to say I'm with Jan on this......I loathe those puddings too......always have & always will.

My beloved grandmother said summer pudding is better made with Madeira cake & I agree with her.  whistle laugh

 

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I always assumed bread pudding was similar to bread and butter pudding too. Since I like the former, I might have a go at the latter but, like Aly, I rarely have any leftover bread and what we do have is usually just a slice or two and ends up as breadcrumbs in the freezer.

So that's another food to add to my list of things to make.

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Hmm, no one has given a convincing enough argument for me to try making it....

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