350g/12oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
2 teaspoons Baking powder
150g/5oz Butter (room temperature)
125g/4oz Caster Sugar
125g/4oz Shamrock Raisins or Currants
1 teaspoon Mixed Spice
1 Egg
3 tablespoons Milk


  1. Preheat griddle or a heavy frying pan over a low heat.
  2. Put the flour, baking powder, butter and caster sugar into a bowl. Beat on low speed until mixture resembles crumble.
  3. Add the raisins or currants and mixed spice. Beat for another minute on low speed.
  4. Add the egg and milk and mix to form a firm dough. Roll out to about a centimetre in thickness. Using a 6cms/2″ cutter cut out the cakes.
  5. Place on preheated griddle or pan and cook for about 5 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  6. Remove from pan and dust with caster sugar and cool.
  7. Best eaten warm.