Soak the slices of bread(cut up into small pieces) in milk & set aside
Then cream the butter & sugar until light & fluffy, then add eggs and cream till all are mixed in.
Now add the soaked bread(reserve the milk) & add cocoa(optional) & sifted flour. If the mixture is too dry add a little more of the milk. The batter should be like cake batter.
Add fruits like raisins(Mama always added raisins), cranberry, or any other dried fruits. Add soda bicarb & Vanilla & mix all until well mixed.
Then pour it into a well greased pan & steam for about 30 mins or until the skewer comes out clean.
This can be eater warm with some whiskey cream sauce.
For the sauce, mix all the ingredients in a saucepan & heat & stir until it comes to a boil, then lower the heat & simmer for about 8-10 mins. Then take it off the heat & add in the whiskey....the amount is your preference.