Light Bread Pudding with Cherries

Pouding de Pain aux Cerises


Boil half a pint of new milk, then mix into it two ounces of freshly made breadcrumbs, a strip of thinly cut lemon peel and one ounce of butter; boil for about ten minutes. Beat up two whole eggs, add three ounces of castor sugar and half a pint of milk; mix well together into the boiling milk and breadcrumbs, pour into a buttered pie dish, sprinkle it with two ounces of dried cherries cut in shreds, put a few little bits of butter on the top, and bake in a moderate oven till a pretty golden colour.