Picture Pending as the first lot made were eaten YUM!!


225g self raising flour

1/2 tsp of cinnamon

100g butter

75g caster sugar, plus extra for dusting

75g mixed dried fruit

25g mixed peel

1 large egg, beaten

a few drops of milk if needed

Auntie Val’s jam of your choice


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/ gas 4 and grease two baking trays. sift the flour and cinnamon into a bowl and rub in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar, mixed dried fruit and mixed peel.

  2. Add the egg to the mixture to form a very stiff dough add a few drops of milk if needed. Spoon 12 equal heaps of the mixture onto the trays. Make a small well in the centre of each heap with your finger and fill with Jam of your choice then sprinkle with a little extra sugar.

  3. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the cakes are a nice golden colour. allow to cool in the tray for a few minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool completely.

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