Recipe 3: Recipes to use up Old Bread

Today I will be looking at wartime recipes to use up old bread.

The first recipe is for 'Wheaties'. During the war when breakfast cereals were hard to come by housewives made Wheaties by cutting old bread into cubes and drying it in a warm oven until slightly crisp. Wheaties were served with cold milk and taste somewhat like Shredded Wheat.

My second recipe for using up old bread is bread pudding:

Old bread
Sugar to taste
1 Egg
Currants, raisins or sultanas to taste

Break the bread into pieces place in a bowl and cover in water, leave to soak for 10 minutes
Drain off the water mix in sugar cinnamon, currants and egg
Place in a greased baking dish and bake in the oven on 190 centigrade of 40 minutes or until golden brown and a knife placed in the centre comes out clean.
*For an extra yummy taste add a nip of Madeira to the mix!


  1. We used to eat this all the time when I was growing up in the sixties. It is really yummy hot - a bit like a light version of Christmas pudding- but a bit stodgy when you had to take it to school cold the next day for playlunch.

    1. I love bread pudding my hubby is a baker and the bakery he used to work at made it to use up their old bread. Its so yummy I don't even mind it when its cold and stodgy!

  2. Plus, you can put about anything in it... some extra jam, crumble up part of a chocolate bar.... it's fantastic what a little heat from the oven can do.