8 oz plain flour
1/2 level teaspoon of salt
2 level teaspoons baking powder
2 1/2 oz butter
2 1/2 oz sugar
4 oz dried fruit
1/2 teaspoon of ground mace maybe a little more taste and see what you think
2 tablespoons of milk
Cooked in about 20 minutes
Gas Mark 6 or 400 degrees F
Sieve the flour, salt and baking powder together in a bowl. Rub in the fat gently to the flour mixture until resembles very fine breadcrumbs, mix in the fruit and spice.
Beat the egg within an inch of its life with the milk and add to the dry mixture. Mix in well with a fork - mixture should be slightly stiff not slack but should not be too sticky or wet the right consistency is when it leaves the sides of the bowl clean.
Split the mixture into approximately 12 portions I use an inbetween sized spoon (it was actually my christening spoon) and pile the portions onto a greased baking tray (a little demerara sugar can be added at this point to give that little bit of extra crunch. Rough up with a fork so they are uneven. Bake in a moderately hot oven for about 15 to 20 minutes - cool on a wire tray