Wartime spiced biscuits

    This is my grandmother's recipe for spiced biscuits which she used to make during the war as a special treat.


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    Ingredients
    Makes: 15 spiced biscuits

    • 225g self raising flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon mixed spice
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 dessertspoon dried egg
    • 280g margarine
    • 2 tablespoons chopped sultanas
    • 2 tablespoons raisins
    • 1 dessertspoon milk, or more if needed

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease a baking tray.
    2. In a bowl, mix together the dried ingredients. Rub the margarine into the mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the fruit and then the milk to form a dough. Turn the dough out onto a floured board and roll out to 1cm thickness. Cut into rounds using a fluted biscuit cutter. Arrange on the baking tray.
    3. Bake in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven, cool and serve.

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