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Bread and Butter Pudding
Vary the dried fruit in this pudding according to your preference. Use currants, sultanas, chopped dried apricots or a mixture of several sorts.

INGREDIENTS: Butter - 75 g (3 oz), White bread - 6 slices, Dried fruit - 50 g (2 oz), Mixed peel - 1 tbsp chopped, Soft light brown sugar - 50 g (2 oz), Eggs - 3 beaten, Milk - 600 ml (1 pint).

COOKING: 1. Pre-heat oven to 170C / 325F / Gas 3.
2. Butter a 1.1 litre (2 pint) oven-proof dish. Butter the bread, then cut off the crusts and cut the slices into triangles, squares or fingers.
3. Arrange half the bread in the dish. Scatter over the dried fruit, mixed peel and half the sugar, then add the remaining bread.
4. Beat together the eggs and milk, then pour into the dish. Sprinkle with the remaining sugar and leave to stand for at least 30 minutes. Bake for 35-40 minutes until set and crisp on top.