There’s really nothing different about this recipe. I think French Toast’s been made this way around the world for a long time. Must admit that the heading Tempting Tucker, followed by French Toast was what appealed to me about this cutting – so Australian ……………
Tomato sauce and cheese on toast has been a well loved favourite in Mum’s and my households for years. Mum also used to make a little afternoon tea/supper snack that was cheese and bacon on toast, but this recipe combines them both. Personally I’m not sure about the garlic, but after finding this recipe I’m now going to give the sauce, cheese and bacon a go.
I have no idea who Adam is, so I thought I’d rename this recipe Meringue Topped Apple Custard. What I like about it is, that as with a lot of the old recipes, there’s no fancy ingredients, just things you have in the cupboard. In this case, milk, bread, butter, apples, vanilla essence, eggs and sugar so that makes it a great ‘last minute’ dessert.
To be honest I can’t imagine why Mum would have cut out and saved this recipe. I doubt she’s ever tasted bourbon in her life and while she likes a glass of sherry or white wine, I’ve never seen her drink either brandy, cognac or whisky. She does like and often used to make the old style bread and butter pudding, maybe she thought one day she’d go wild…..
Bread and butter pudding was a family staple in our house when I was growing up as I’m sure it was in many homes. As this recipe says it’s a pretty cheap and foolproof dessert and the great thing is that you can use a variety of breads, stale cake, scones, rolls or even biscuits as the base. I’ve always thought lashings of cream poured over the top adds to the delight.
Today these filled bread cases would be great to serve up as finger food with drinks, but Mum would have made them as a supper snack. They demonstrate the way entertaining changed over the years. Mum and Dad would rarely have people over for a sit down dinner. Most people ate quite early, so friends were invited after dinner for drinks or maybe cards and Mum would serve up a hearty supper. By the 1990s things were changing for my generation, but it was still popular for Mum and Dad to entertain that way.