Margaret Gwynne's Fruit Pudding/Cake
This was always cooked in a smaller oven-proof dish. If my memory serves, it was usually about a 6x8 inch rectangle or similar dimensions oval oven-proof pan.
2 tbsp butter or margarine
½ cup sugar
1/3 cup milk
¾ cup flour
½ tsp vanilla
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and beat well, then pour into the oven-proof dish over a layer of plums, apples, peaches or apricots or any combination of the four fruits.
Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Serve on it's own, with a bit of milk or ice cream.