Yes, it’s that time of the year again where food and family comes together. I heard that the Turkey Liberation Front, with K Filet (a turkey) as chairman, has asked for the consumption of meat at Christmas to be cut down. No, it’s not a joke. In Flanders (in Belgium, where I live), we (used to) have something called “Friday, Fish day”. These guys want to launch the “Thursday, Vegetarian day” in order to release the pressure on nature caused by eating meat. I have no problem with that, since I – as a non vegetarian – still eat vegetarian dishes regularly.
Having said this, I want to end the year with one of my traditional pudding recipes. This time it’s a bread pudding with whiskey and nuts. It is in fact a traditional poor man’s pudding with some extra ingredients added that is easy to make.
Ingredients for 8 portions:
- 300 gr. bread
- 100 gr. white sugar
- 100 gr. brown sugar
- 0.5 dl. whiskey
- 1 liter lukewarm milk
- 4 beaten eggs
- 50 gr. roughly chopped walnuts
- Soak the bread, sugar and whiskey in half of the milk for 10 minutes
- Stir the big chunks loose
- Add the rest of the milk, eggs, nuts and cinnamon
- Pour the mixture in to a non-stick cake tin
- Put the tin in a preheated oven at 160 degrees Celsius for 45 minutes
- Remove the tin and slice the cake when it has cooled down