Honey Prune Pudding (00069)

Requires a steamer

1 tsp carbonate soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 ½ cups stoned and chopped prunes
3 tbsp melted butter
1 tsp almond essence
3 tbsp honey
½ cup flour
1 beaten egg
1 cup rolled oats

Dissolve the soda in the milk.
Mix everything else together, and then add the milk and soda last.
Pour into a buttered basin and steam for 2 ½ hours.