old-fashioned bread and butter pudding
ingredients per person:
1/2 cup of fresh milk
2 large or 3-4 small new-laid eggs
small handful of sun-dried sultana grapes
dash of freshly grated nutmeg
generous tsp honey
slice of stale home-made whole-meal bread
gratitude and love
a terrine for each person
collect the eggs, milk the goat or cow. give love and thanks to the chooks and give the cow or goat her hug. if you've bought them, thank the retailers, farmers, delivery van drivers etc, too.
into each terrine break two large new new-laid hens eggs, or three or four bantam eggs, whisk well.
never beat an egg. a beaten egg is a defeated egg. eggs should be briskly whisked.
add half a cup of milk and the honey, warmed if necessary (thank the bees, bee keepers etc), and whisk lightly till frothy.
stir in the sultanas.
butter the bread and cut it into 16 small squares. these are then put in butter side up, but dunk each one to coat it with the egg/milk mixture. this should make two layers.
grate nutmeg lightly over the top.
cook in a very slow oven for about an hour, or in a solar oven for an hour and a half or until set through. let the terrine cool a little before serving to children, but serve hot or very warm, with love.
this is a very old recipe. i got it from my mother who got it from her mother who thought all girls were born with the knowledge of it.
note: the love and gratitude are essential ingredients. they do effect the outcome, and enhance the world around you.