To make 12 cakes using a 7.5cm (3inch) cutter you will need:

175g (6oz) Self- raising flour

85g (3oz) Butter cut into cubes

50g (2oz) Light brown soft sugar

50g (2oz) Currants

1 teaspoon mixed spice

1 medium free range egg & 1 tablespoon milk – beaten together


Measure flour and butter into a bowl and rub together to form breadcrumbs or whizz in your food processor.  Add sugar and spice. Mix together.

If necessary, remove mixture from the processor and put into a bowl.  Add currants and combine.  Make a well in centre.  Add egg and milk to bring mixture together and form a dough.

Preheat your griddle on AGA simmering plate or conventional hob. Grease lightly with sunflower oil.

Roll dough out on a floured board to a thickness of 5mm (1/4 inch) and stamp into rounds.  Cook in batches on griddle, turning often to ensure even cooking.

Enjoy warm with butter and a pot of tea.