First published in Woman’s Weekly in October 1928, this is still a favourite today. It is easy, quick and cheap to make.
Prep time: 25 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
Total time: 55 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs:Cheap as chips
- 250g (8oz) plain flour
- 1½ level tsp baking powder
- ½ level tsp ground cinnamon
- 60g (2oz) butter or margarine
- 30g (1oz) caster sugar
- 60g (2oz) currants and sultanas, mixed
- 8 tbsp semi-skimmed milk (or use sour milk: add a little lemon juice to milk to sour)
- 18cm (7in) sandwich tin, buttered
- Set the oven to Gas Mark 6 or 200°C. Sift the flour with the baking
- powder and cinnamon. Rub in the butter, or margarine, add the sugar and fruit, and enough milk to make a soft dough.
- Form into a 15cm (6in) round, about 2cm (¾in) deep, to fit in the tin. Mark into 8 wedges. Glaze with milk. Bake for about 30 mins. Serve warm with butter.
Nutritional information per portion
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.