Having just made enough finger sandwiches for 40 people, I had a reasonable number of squashed slices of bread and crusts that I couldn't use... I could either feed the entire local duck population, or make bread pudding!
Bread pudding (not to be confused with Bread and Butter pudding) is one of those stodgy, comfort cakes that people seem to love. When I do a bake sale, it's one of the first to go (along with the lemon drizzle, of course).
Not only is it delicious to eat (cup of tea, essential), it's easy and fun to make - there is something quite therapeutic about sticking your hands in a bowl of soggy bread to squish it all up.
Here's my favourite recipe:
Tried, tested, and heartily approved by the Father In Law!
Save those crusts and dried up bits of bread, and keep them in the freezer until you get enough to make this delicious treat - and you can feel virtuous as you eat it (guilt free calories) knowing you have saved some food from going to waste!