2 c water
1 c dried fruit – raisins or dates etc
2 c flour
1 c brown sugar
1 T butter
1 t baking soda
Boil water, fruit and brown sugar 10 minutes. Add butter. Cool the mixture until nearly cold then add flour and baking soda.
Put in loaf tin and bake 1-11/2 hours at 180 C.
Source: Cornell Cookbook