2 cups self-rasing flour
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup walnuts or mixed nuts
1 cup milk
Sift flour, salt and sugar.
Add chopped nuts.
Beat egg and add it to the milk.
Add to the dry ingredients, making into a soft dough.
Place into greased loaf pans or cans
Bake in a moderate oven, 180-190C for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Note: This quantity is sufficient for two small loaves... could even be 3 of the tin cans.
2 Tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup milk
1 cup dates
1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
Beat butter and sugar to a cream.
Add well beaten egg.
Add milk gradually.
Add chopped dates
Stir in sifted flour and salt.
Half fill greased loaf pans or cans.
Bake in a moderate oven, 180-190C for 35-40 minutes.
Variations: instead of dates use chopped ginger, cherries, and almonds or sultanas.
I think the first one was her favourite, and I think either one can have dates or other fruit in it, just use a similar volume of whatever you substitute. I can't remember making them, but I can sure remember eating them, usually spread with butter as an afternoon snack.