S.J., Dunedin.

Fruit loaf pudding. Clean the empty Baked Bean tins and take outer wrapping off. Grease , flour and set aside. Ingredients: 1/2 cups of raisins, 1 1/2 cup of sultanas, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of mixed spice and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate soda. Combine all ingredients. Mix well with 500 mls of boiled tea. Empty into greased and floured cans. About 3/4 the way up each can. Cover with grease proof paper or baking paper and tie with string. Let stand overnight. Stand in a large pot of boiling water 1/2 full. Steam for up to an hour and a half. Serve cold, buttered or hot with hot custard