Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is an easy one from an old recipe book of my Grandmothers. I double the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop dried fruit (currants, raisins, sultanas or a mixture). Put flour and sugar into a bowl and rub in the butter lightly with the finger tips until no lumps remain, then stir in the sugar.
  2. Add 1-2 Tbs milk to give a stiff dough and turn this on to a floured board.
  3. Pat lightly into shape and roll out very evenly to 1/8 inches thick, keeping the dough a regular shape, then cut in half.
  4. Sprinkle one half evenly with chopped fruit and cover with the other piece of dough.
  5. Lightly flour the board and roll the mixture again until 1/8 inches thick,.
  6. keeping as square as possible.
  7. Trim the edges and cut into squares or triangles and bake on a greased tray in mod. hot oven @ 400°F for 15 minutes.


Most Helpful

I love these and so does my hubby! As they are they are great, and for a change it's good to sprinkle cinnamon on top too :o) Thanks for posting this recipe.

choc-chic July 12, 2009

Very Good. I glazed these with a loose syrup made from icing/confectioners sugar. I also made an apricot and cinnamon version. They taste old fashioned and homely and will go down very well with work colleagues to dunk in a cuppa.

SarahRabbit April 05, 2009

This is a nice recipe, although it needs a sheen on the top of the biscuit. The biscuit is just right and I used white raisins for the filling. I was a bit nervous about the temp and baked them at 375. I used to love the raisin biscuits that Sunshine Bakery sold prior to acquirer Keebler discontinuing them. This reminded me of these old favorites. Thanks for the recipe!

jrogers.judi June 29, 2008

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