Friday, February 13, 2009

Dolly Pudding

A return to cooking ... comfort food

There has been a horrible heatwave here in Canberra lately and it made me disinclined to cook. The last few days have been a little cooler, thankfully, and so I'm making a dish from my childhood tonight!

1 cup flour
1 cup dried fruit (such as sultanas)
0.5 cup sugar
0.5 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
0.5 cup boiling water

Melt the baking soda and butter in the water. Mix in all other ingredients. Wrap in a cloth, tie top with room to swell. Place the bundle in a saucepan of boiling water, and boil for one hour, topping up the water in the saucepan as it evaporates. Serve with whipped cream.

Not exactly health food, but a wonderful treat on a cool day. Or a tasty lunchbox snack the next day ...

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