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225g/8oz Flour

50g/2oz Butter

2 Eggs, beaten

A Pinch Bicarbonate of Soda

A Pinch of Baking Powder

50g/2oz Dried Fruit (e.g. sultanas, raisins)

50g/2oz Sugar

A little milk (if necessary)





1. In a large mixing bowl, rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips until it is well blended and resembles fine breadcrumbs.


2. Add the eggs and remaining ingredients and beat to make a thick batter.


3. Heat a griddle or large frying pan until hot.


4. Place spoonfuls of the batter mixture onto the hot griddle  and cook on both


5. To serve - split in two and butter well. Eat whilst still hot.





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Key techniques required to make cake recipes

Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Main equipment required to make this recipe


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Wire Rack


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