This is a good way to use old, dry bread. The recipe is more or less one that I scribbled down from a magazine in a waiting room.
- Cut/break 1/2 kilo of dry bread into smallish dice
- Soak it overnight (in the fridge) in about 1 liter of milk; I also add a few tablespoons of amaretto or other liqueur
- Mix two eggs with 50 gm melted butter, 200 gm sugar, and 50 gm cocoa powder (unsweetened is fine)
- Add a grating of lemon peel, raisins, pine nuts or other nuts. I also tend to toss in any other dried fruit I have around, e.g. figs.
- Mix in the soaked bread; I use an electric mixer, which also helps pulverize the bread into smaller pieces, but the batter will not be smooth in any case
- Bake at 175 C / 350 F for about an hour Â It’s okay if it comes out a bit puddingy. It tastes best when warm, and reheats well in the microwave.