Nelson Squares
by dave

This recipe was requested on the bulletin board.

Nelson Squares

8 ozs white bread, crusts removed
1/2 pint milk
4 ozs currants, raisins
2 ozs mixed peel, finely chopped
2 ozs suet
2 ozs demarara sugar
1 to 2 level teaspoons mixed spice (allspice)
1 egg beaten
2 pastry sheets

Soak bread in milk for about 1/2 an hour and beat out lumps. Add dried fruit, peel, suet, sugar and spice. Mix well, add the egg and a little extra milk, if required.

Put mixture between 2 layers of pastry.

Bake in oven at 180 C (350F), Mark 4, for 1/2 to 2 hours.

Sprinkle with sugar before serving. The peel may be replaced by an extra 2 ozs dried fruit, if you prefer.

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