Cooking time: 1 1/2 - 2 hours
Dietary guidance: v
450g/1 lb self raising flour
100g/4 oz sugar
40g/1 1/2 oz dry ovaltine
175g/6 oz dried fruit (sultanas are best)
1 tablespoon golden syrup
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
pinch of salt
about 300ml/ 1/2 pint milk
Mix all the ingredients well together in a basin with enough milk to make rather moist. Bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hours in a greased 1kg/2 lb load tin in a cool oven (150C/300F/Gas Mark 2).
Best left for 2-3 days before eating in slices, buttered.