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Wednesday, 2 April 2014


I cleared out the house freezer and made all the little left-over loaf ends into a bread pudding.
It helps me to feel less wasteful and it does instead of fruit cake with the morning coffee for a few days. I do this one with lots of fruit and a tablespoon of marmalade for a nice tang. I did forget to put it away last night and even though it was well wrapped in foil, Billy has had a taste too!
Then I put some stuff in the breadmaker to make dough, so that I could get it out and form it into a different shape for a change.
It ended up like a bloomer and I scattered it liberally with wheatgerm to give it a nice topping.
After it had been in the oven for a few minutes I smelled burning and discovered that wheatgerm is not a good topping burns easily.
Never mind. The loaf came out beautifully risen and with a lovely texture. It was a half and half wholemeal and white. Next time the wheatgerm will go inside the bread. I was determined to use it because it had taken me four supermarkets to track some down and at last I had found it in Morrisons.
We had some for tea with a bowl of pasta.
Cheers Gillian


Lyn said...

all looks lovely, I like the look of the bread pudding!

carol said...

Wow to all your baking. I love bread pudding. My mother told me of the competitions she had with friends for the best BP during the war when they were working at Marconi Marine. They each took some for their elevenses and the recipes got very imaginative with the small amounts of left over bread and dried fruit available. I believe brandy was added sometimes!

helen tilston said...

Hello Gillian

I would absolutely adore a slice of that bread. The bread and butter pudding is also a favourite. My mother used make it when we were children. Fond memories.
Thank you for visiting and your comments are always delightful
Continued joy.

Helen xx