A good dessert to serve when the main course is a light one.
Cream the 2 tablespoons butter or margarine with the ½ cup of white sugar. Add to this the milk or cream, flour, baking powder, salt, raisins and nuts.
Mix the water, brown sugar, butter, and cornstarch. Boil for 5 minutes.
Grease a 2-quart casserole. Pour in the syrup first, then spread the batter over it. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees F. Serve warm with whipped cream.