Friday, May 11, 2018

A day fit for a gooey pudding

It's going to reach 11 degrees Celsius (52 degrees Fahrenheit) in Canberra today. Brrrrrr! And's it's only early autumn. Sometimes a cold day calls for comfort food. My mum called this 'Dolly Pudding'. I don't know why. All I know is that it's simple and delicious!

1 cup flour
1 cup dried fruit (such as sultanas or currants)
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 dough in a cloth, tie top with room to swell. Place the bundle in a saucepan of boiling water (you may want to put a small plate in the bottom of the saucepan to prevent sticking) and boil for one hour, topping up the water in the saucepan as it evaporates. Serve with lashings of whipped cream.

Just before cooking ...

After cooking it'll be squishy on the outside and
cake-like on the inside. And yummy ;-)

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