What you will need…. Preheat the oven at 180 degrees (or number 4 gas)
Large mixing bowl
Cup and fork (to whisk egg)
Baking sheet with non stick parchment – 2 means you can cook all in one go, if you only have one, its no problem, you will just have to cook half a batch at a time
200g self raising flour
100g butter – room temperature and cut into small pieces is best
1tsp baking powder
1.5tsp mixed all spice (if you have it – you could use cinnamon/nutmeg/ginger instead)
85g light brown sugar (muscovardo is best, but could use demerara or any golden sugar)
1 egg – whisked
100g dried fruit – I like sultanas or raisons
Tip the flour, baking powder, mixed spice (or alternative) and butter into a large bowl. Rub the butter into the flour until it looks like breadcrumbs – this can be a little bit messy, so make sure you are wearing an apron! (If you are not making these with children, you can whizz this up in a food processor to save time!)
When your mixture looks like breadcrumbs, pour in the sugar and dried fruit and give it a good mix up.
Pour in the whisked egg and the milk and give a good stir again until it makes a firm ish dough (mum/dad – you might need to help here for a little bit of extra umph on the mixing!)
Take your baking tray and take 10-12 rough blobs of the dough and pop on the tray – I fit 5/6 per tray and space out well. These don’t need to be rolled in your hand – just literally plonked on the tray!
Sprinkle with some extra brown sugar before popping in the oven for 20-25 mins until they are nice and golden brown.
Ideal warm and can be frozen for up to 2 months to enjoy at a later date, if you don’t eat them all at once!
Happy Baking, Love Jodie x
A happy delivery (contactless) to my lovely nanna, Mollie.