8 slices of day-old bread
100 g/4 oz dried mixed fruit (fruit cake mix)
30 ml/2 tbsp apricot jam (conserve)
10 ml/2 tsp mixed (apple-pie) spice
50 g/2 oz/0.25 cup butter or margarine,
melted, plus extra for greasing
75 g/3 oz light brown sugar Caster
(superfine) sugar, for sprinkling
Ice cream, to serve
Break up the bread and place in a bowl.
Soak in water for 15 minutes, then squeeze dry with the hands. Return
to the bowl and beat with a fork until smooth. Stir in the remaining
ingredients. Turn into a greased
1.75 liter/3 pt/7.5 cup baking tin (pan). Bake in a preheated oven at
190°C/375°F/gas mark 5 for about 1.5 hours or until golden and firm.
Sprinkle with caster sugar and serve warm with ice cream.