Saving Money

Currently, I get the feeling that everyone I meet can only think of how to stave off the enormous bills to come – so instead of thinking happy thoughts about what I am going to buy to eat, I peer anxiously into the fridge to see what I can make of left-overs.  And when I found milk, bread and eggs, plus some scrapings in the bottom of jam jars – I remembered …..

Queen of puddings (for 3 – 4)

The recipe is very forgiving, so as long as you use the basic ingredients, you can vary quantities to what you have..  the meringue topping disguised a multitude of sins and looked sumptuous!

Tip:  you don’t have to make breadcrumbs;  I soak the bread in the milk (crusts removed) for 1/2 hour, then mash the mixture up with a fork.

My recipe was very hit-and-miss, so I have used Mary Berry’s one as being the best example.

For base

For the topping

  • 175g/6oz caster sugar
  • 3 free-range egg whites
  • jam  (Mary makes her own (of course!) but I used scrapings out of the bottom of jam jars (raspberry and strawberry work best)