You will need: (for about 2-3 people)

half an unsliced white loaf
butter for spreading
brown sugar
1/2 pint milk, full fat is nicest
dried fruit or other soft fruit
pinch of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg

An oven proof dish/casserole


Slice the bread into 3/4 inch thick slices and remove the crusts

Butter the slices all over, both sides and line the dish

Sprinkle over the dried fruit or other fruits (I like fig and banana, yum)

Sprinkle some brown sugar over that and add a cover of more buttered bread, covering all the fruit.

Pierce the bread a few times and then slowly pour over the milk, letting it all soak into the bread before adding more. When the bread is really sopping with milk sprinkle more sugar over the top and then a little cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.

Bake in a low oven, approx 140 c, 275 f, gm 1 for a couple of hours until it rises up and the sugar caramelize s on top.

Serve hot with ice cream or cold with custard

Very fattening but lovely, and warming too on a cold winter night

Submitted by "Jen"

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