2 cups plain flour
1 cup raisins
2 cups boiling water
piece of butter the size of an egg
dash of brandy (to own taste) (optional)
1 cup sugar
1 cup currants
1 tspn. carb. soda
almonds/walnuts to taste (optional)
Method: Pour one cup of boiling water onto the butter and one cup of boiling water onto the soda. Mix well all the ingredients and steam for 3 hours or boil in a cloth for 2 hours. This is a thin mixture. (It can successfully be halved, and will serve 4 generously).
Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.118.