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Issue 5 - May 1972

This month a suggestion for a very cheap sweet, and a food that is suitable for any time of the day or night, is very nourishing, and can be made to suit any taste. It is almost infinitely variable.


6 thin slices of stale white bread (not from a ready cut loaf)
A handful of raisins or sultanas
2 eggs (plus an extra yoke if possible)
¾ pint of milk

Butter the bread and cut into quarters. Put them into an oven dish in layers with a few raisins and sugar on each layer. Beat the eggs (and yoke) and mix with the milk, that you should heat to blood temperature. Pour this over the bread and let it soak in for 15mins. Sprinkle sugar and a bit of butter. Add nutmeg or mixed spice if you want. Bake for 45mins to an hour in a slow oven. Eat hot or cold.

Should feed 3 or 4 people.


Soak lots of rolled oats and any other cereals that you fancy in milk overnight. A health food store will advise you on what other cereals you can use. Experiment a bit. In the morning add sultanas, chopped apples, oranges, nuts, brown sugar (cream if you want a treat). You can add almost anything in the way of nuts or fruit that you like or happen to have left over. Will keep for a couple of days in a cold place. Eat as much as you can - it's delicious.