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 ...