The Woolworths Basics box is $80 and it includes all the basic needs for a weekly shop. You can buy in online for people that are vulnerable such as the elderly and people on low incomes. The delivery fee is included.
Here when I saw that mixed fruits and sugar and flour were included I thought of a fruitcake. The only thing you need is brandy. The Salvos do this for the needy with custard.
I got this recipe from Allrecipes.
Yield:1 – 8 inch cake
- 12 ounces candied mixed fruit
- 5 ounces glace cherries, roughly chopped
- 2 ounces candied mixed citrus peel
- 2 ounces chopped walnuts
- ¾ cup butter
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup milk
- 12 ounces sifted self-rising flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ cups white sugar
- Step 1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C). Line one 8 inch deep sided cake tin with parchment paper.
- Step 2 Place the fruit cherries, peel, walnuts, sugar, butter or margarine, mixed spice, baking soda and milk in a medium sized saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Let mixture cool to body temperature.
- Step 3 Stir in the flour and the eggs. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Wrap outside of pan with brown paper or newspaper.
- Step 4 Bake at 325 degrees F (160 degrees C) for 40 minutes then reduce temperature to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) and continue to baking cake for 1-1/2 hours. Remove cake from oven and allow it to cool in tin for 5 minutes then turn it out onto a cooling rack, remove greaseproof paper and leave until cool. Cake can be stored for up to 6 months wrapped in foil and in an air tight tin.
Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan