125g/4oz/½ cup butter, plus extra to grease
225g/8oz/2¼ cups plain (all-purpose) flour
2 tsp baking powder
6 tbsp demerara (light brown) sugar plus extra to sprinkle
75g/3oz/½ cup mixed dried fruit
grated zest of ½ lemon
1 medium (US large) egg, beaten
milk to mix
1 Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Butter two baking sheets.
2 Sift together the flour and baking powder. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the sugar, dried fruit and lemon zest and mix thoroughly.
3 Using a fork, mix to a moist but stiff dough with the beaten egg and a little milk.
4 Place rough heaps of the dough on the prepared baking sheets and sprinkle with sugar.
5 Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.