|8 oz plain flour||4 oz butter, softened|
|1/2 teasp baking powder||4 oz raisins or sultanas|
|1/2 teasp salt||1 egg, beaten|
|1/2 teasp grated nutmeg||A little milk|
|3 1/4 oz golden caster sugar|
Put the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and sugar in a bowl and rub in the butter. Add the dried fruit, the the egg, and mix to make a dough. If it is too crumbly to roll, add a teaspoon or two of milk. The dough should feel soft, but not sticky.
Roll out the dough to 1/2 cm thick and cut out as many rounds as you can, using a 5 cm cutter. Push together the dough and cut more rounds. Continue until all the dough is used up.
Heat a heavy-based pan or a griddle to no more than medium heat - the cakes can burn easily - then place a few into the pan. Cook for about 2 1/2 to 3 minutes each side until golden and puffed.
Serve hot with butter.