Break the bread into small pieces and soak in water, then squeeze. Add flour, dried fruit, spice mixture and sugar. Melt the butter and pour it over the bread. Finally, add the baking soda dissolved in a little milk. Mix everything well, pour into a greased baking dish and press down. Sprinkle with brown sugar and place butter flakes on top.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 45 minutes to 1 hour. When I was little, my mom would often use leftover bread (gray bread, white bread, rolls) this way, I loved it as a kid.
Since my recipe contained only pi times thumb indications and English units of measurement, I struggled a bit with the quantities, but I think it works out that way.