I’m pretty passionate about reducing food waste however I can and love it when a recipe calls for leftovers. As well as being able to use bread that’s a few days old and a bit stale, it’s also a great way to use up any leftover Easter Eggs.
As with most of my offerings, this recipe can be changed in various ways – leave out the chocolate (or add more!) Or add the zest of a lemon or some extra spice. The options are infinite!
It’s a great recipe to get the kids involved with – especially the scrunching of the bread/milk at the beginning!

You will need:
500g White or Wholemeal Bread
500g Dried Mixed Fruit
2 tsp Mixed Spice
500ml Milk
2 Eggs
150g Sugar – Brown is perfect, but use whatever you have available.
100g Butter
100g Chocolate

What to do:
Tear up the Bread and place in a large mixing bowl. Add the Mixed Fruit and the Mixed Spice.

Pour in the Milk and scrunch everything together until all the bread is soaked and broken up.

Stir in the Eggs, Sugar and Chocolate and leave to soak for a few minutes.

Melt the Butter and stir into the mixture.

Butter and line the bottom of a 10” round or 9”square cake tin.

Pour the mixture into the cake tin and level off the top.

Bake for 1.5 hours at 170°C (Fan 150°) until a knive/ skewer comes out of the cake clean.

Delicious served warm, so when you take it out of the oven, turn it straight out of the tin and cut into squares.

When baked, remove from oven and allow to cool, then cut into slices.

Enjoy! xxx