Puftaloon

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Puftaloon
Alternative names Johnnycake
Type Scone
Place of origin Australia
Main ingredients Flour, salt, butter, milk
Cookbook: Puftaloon  Media: Puftaloon

A puftaloon is a fried scone, a kind of quick bread, known to be cooked in Australia. They are popular with children in winter.

It is made from flour, salt, butter, milk and it is traditionally fried in dripping (rendered animal fat, such as pork fat or lard, or rendered beef fat). It is also known as a "Johnnycake", referred to in the Australian folk song "Four Little Johnny Cakes", in which an itinerant sheep shearer says (in the song's chorus), as he relaxes at his riverside camp: "With my little round flour-bag sitting on a stump, / My little tea-and-sugar bag looking nice and plump, A little fat cod-fish just off the hook, /And four little johnny-cakes, a credit to the cook".

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