8oz (225g) old bread of whatever variety (better with crusts cut off)
10 fl oz (275ml) milk
2 oz (50g) melted butter (use defrost in microwave)
3 oz (75g) soft brown sugar (any sugar will do)
1 egg, beaten
2 level teaspoon mixed spice
1 beaten egg
6 oz (175g) mixed fruit (or not mixed depending on your store cupboard, or chopped fresh fruit a bit past its best).
Freshly grated nutmeg (optional)
Pre-heat oven to 180c, 350f, or gas mark 4
Grease a baking dish with butter (I use a lasagna dish).
Break the bread into chunks in a bowl, pour over the milk and leave for half hour.
Once the bread has soaked up all the milk add melted butter, sugar, mixed spice and beaten egg.
Mix well with a fork to break up the lumps, then stir in fruit.
Pour the mixture into the baking dish, sprinkle with nutmeg.
Cook for about 1-1 ¼ hours. Sprinkle with a little sugar and serve hot, or cold.