|(Wales Tourist Board)
||8 ounces (225 grams) self-rising flour
2 ounces (60 grams) margarine
2 ounces (60 grams) lard
pinch of salt
pinch of mixed spice* (optional)
3 ounces (75 grams) sugar
3 ounces (75 grams) currants and sultanas
(or golden raisins)
*A combination of ground spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves.
1. Sift together flour, salt, and mixed spice. Rub margarine and lard into mixture to resemble breadcrumbs. Add sugar and mixed fruit. Mix in egg to form a soft dough.
2. Roll out to 1/4 inch (5 millimeters) thick and cut into 2 inch (5 centimeter) rounds.
3. Bake on a hot griddle or a heavy frying pan greased with a little lard until lightly browned on both sides. Place on cooling trays.
4. Serve sprinkled with sugar or spread with butter.
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