Recipe 3: 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:
Sugar to taste
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!
Posted by Emma Powick - The Gypsy Witch