Herbs or Spices?


It was Sunday and the dinner was almost cooked. I I decided to make a dessert. After flipping though a cook book I found one at last. It was called Bread and Sultana Custard.

I asked Mum  if I could try and make it. Mum said yes. I love to make new desserts on my own.
I got all the ingredients out then got to work. I soon had it finished and in the oven.
When dinner time came we all had a big helping of my dessert
 Imogen asked, "What is in this dessert?"

I answered "Bread. milk, sugar  and mixed herbs."

"I dont think that you mean mixed herbs but mixed spices." said Mum. "There would be green bits in it if it was mixed herbs."
"There are green bits in it," Imogen said. "Mum I think these are mixed herbs, not mixed spices"

I said "Oh no! I put the wrong thing in it."

"Oh well it tastes nice anyway," said Charlotte. "Just don't tell Duncan and he will never know".

If you want to make this dessert here it is:


15ml/1 tbsp low-fat spread

3 thin slices of bread, crusts removed

475ml/16fl oz/2 cups skimmed milk

2.5ml/1/2 tsp mixed spice

45ml/3 tbsp white sugar

2 eggs, whisked

75g/3 oz/1/2 cup sultanas

freshly grated nutmeg

a little icing sugar, for dusting

Serves 4

1 Preheat the oven to 180 C/ 350 F/ and lightly grease an oven proof dish.
Spread the bread with low-fat spread and cut into small pieces.

2 Place the bread in several layers in the prepared dish.

3 Whisk together the skimmed milk, mixed spice, demerara sugar and eggs in a mixing bowl. pour the mixture over the bread, covering it all. Sprinkle over the sultanas and leave to stand for 30 minutes.

4 Grate a little nutmeg over the top bake for 30-40 minutesuntil the custard is set and golden. Serve spinkled with icing sugar.

I did not take any photos of the dessert so I can not put any in.

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  1. I'm glad the dessert wasn't spoilt, after all your hard work. It sounds like a delicious recipe - we will have to try making it ourselves. Love Auntie Vicky xx

  2. Thanks Auntie Vicky.
    We made it again. But this time I did it properly.
    Love from Sophie