This is Norfolk's very own bread pudding and I've only come across a couple of places that make and sell this piece of local cuisine - one at Ramworth Broad and another in Great Yarmouth. I'm sure that there are more but I haven't yet gone into every tea room in Norfolk - although I'm sure I'm getting close. It's very simple to make with no fancy ingredients. Another local dish we need to keep alive.
8 slices of medium white sliced bread
1/2 pint milk
350g of mixed dried fruit
50g of mixed chopped peel
1 eating apple (grated)
3 tbsp of soft dark brown sugar
2 tbsp of marmalade
40g of self-raising flour
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp cinnamon
110g of butter
1. Break up the bread, including the crusts, and soak in the milk until soft. Beat well until the mixture looks like cream.
2. Add the dried fruit, peel and apple.
3. Stir in the sugar, marmalade, flour, eggs, lemon juice and cinnamon.
4. Melt the butter and pour half into the mixture. Put the other half aside.
5. Beat well and pour into a greased baking tin (c.27x20cm).
6. Pour the remaining butter over the top in a thin stream.
7. Bake at 150C for 1 hours and 30 minutes and then another 30 minutes at 180C.
8. Cut into squares and either serve hot with ice cream, cream or custard or cold with a sprinkling of icing sugar on top.