Popular in Georgian times, this bread pudding is dedicated to the famous naval commander, it saw a revival during the war as a way of using up stale bread
225g stale bread, crusts removed
1 tbsp brandy
50g melted butter
50g soft brown sugar
2 tsp mixed spice
1 egg, beaten
175g mixed dried fruit
Grated rind of 1 lemon
Grated rind of half an orange
Freshly grated nutmeg
Caster sugar, for serving
Preheat the oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan/gas mark 4
Break the bread into pieces, then soak it in the milk and brandy for 30 minutes.
Add the butter, sugar, spice and egg, then beat with a fork until smooth.
Add the fruit and grated peel and turn into a buttered ovenproof dish.
Grate some nutmeg on top and bake for 75–90 minutes until golden brown.
Serve sprinkled with caster sugar.
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