Nigella's Bread with Warm milk comfort food
i was watching Nigella Feasts the other night and she made this dish that i have never seen or heard of before. it's basically: take bread, rip into smallish pieces, put in bowl, boil milk, pour over the bread with some white sugar (she used vanilla sugar). simple eh? she said that her mom used to make this for her and she grew up with it. i can see how this would be comforting and a nice treat at the end of the day, but have never had it myself. i have never heard of this dish before, and i don't think any of my friends have had it before either. i am wondering if other ppl eat this as well? or have i just been under a rock my entire life?? thanks!
This was my Dad's favorite comfort food, as well (his ancestry was French/Swiss). My Mom (who was Irish) thought he was nuts to eat this, and the sight of it caused my brothers and me to flee the room.
My wife and I had a good laugh at this "recipe". Very properly English, I am sure.
However, we did our best imitation of "Mummy, more bread and milk please, I am ever so hungry - please Mummy" all afternoon. No Anglo-phobe here as I am of English descent, just a twisted sense of humor.
I drive my 9 year old nuts by saying (when she asks for dessert and she has not finished her dinner) " you can't have any pudding if you don't eat your meat".
She is a bit too young to know "which one is Pink".
well really, how can she have any pudding if she won't eat her meat?
at our house when one was ill and just beginning to be able to eat beyond dry toast we used to put a bunch of saltines in a bowl and pour hot milk over them. cracker soup. doesn't that sound completely awful? the thing was, at that stage of recovery it tasted wonderful to us. sort of makes me want to try this recipe...yikes, but i do.
I watched that episode also and it reminded me of a "treat" a friend of mine ate when I was a kid. She'd crush up saltine crackers in a bowl and pour warm milk over it -- and sometimes a sprinkle of sugar. I thought it was disgusting, but she said her whole family loved it.