This is a family favourite and a good way of using up a stale loaf. It’s at is best when served warm with cold cream after a sunday lunch, but also lovely to eat cold the next day.
6-8 slices of good bread (stale is fine)
50g sultanas or mixed dried fruit
50g demerara sugar
¾ pint (400 ml) whole milk
Grease a baking dish with butter, I use a rectangular one that measures 30cm x 20cm.
Butter one side of each slice of bread generously. Lay the bread in the baking dish (butter side up) and sprinkle with the sultanas/ mixed fruit and the sugar between layers.
In a measuring jug, beat the eggs lightly and add the milk to make up to the 1 pint (570 ml) mark. Whisk the milk and eggs together until combined. Pour this mixture over the bread. Leave to soak for 30 mins – 1 hour until the bread has soaked up the milk and eggs. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°c (350°f) for 30 mins until golden brown on top .