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  • 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) flour
  • 2 tsp (10 ml). baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml). salt
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) butter
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) black currants,
  • raisins or chopped dates
  • 1 beaten egg
  • Milk
  • Sift dry ingredients together.
  • Cut in butter until it forms fine crumbs.
  • Add fruit and mix well.
  • Add beaten egg (saving 1 tbsp (15 ml) to brush tops) and enough milk to form a soft dough.
  • Do not knead.
  • Form into two equal balls on cookie sheet and pat each into a 6 inch circle.
  • Score into 8 triangles each by pressing a large knife across the circle like spokes of a wheel.
  • Brush tops with remaining egg.
  • Do not separate.
  • Bake at 400 degrees (200 C.) for 15 minutes or until lightly brown.
Delicious served with butter or jam.

My mother's recipe and she baked this in a shallow cast iron skillet.

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