Fruity bread pudding
Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas mark 6. Put the dried fruit in a small pan with the apple juice, and bring to the boil.
Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the bread cubes, mixed spice and banana. Spoon the mixture into a shallow 1.2-litre/2pt ovenproof dish and pour the milk over.
Sprinkle with the sugar, and bake for 25–30 minutes until firm and golden brown. Serve hot or cold.