In the Australian bush in the 19th century people had to improvise. The Billy Can is a tin, with handles, usually used to carry water.
- 1/2 cup of sultanas
- 1/2 cup of raisins
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of mixed spice and cinnamon
- 2 cups of flour
- 2 tablespoons Grainfields powder
- 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
Combine all ingredients. Mix well with 500 mls of boiling tea. Empty into a greased and floured billy can. Cover, and let it stand overnight. Steam for 3 1/2 hours.