Sunday, 26 March 2017
I don't have my Granny's recipe but I do think the one I made up is pretty close... apart from using gluten free flour (which I don't think existed back in Granny's day!)
The ingredients we used were:-
225g self raising flour (we used Dove's Farm gluten free)
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon mixed spice
110g butter (Granny used to use lard)
75g caster sugar
75g mixed currants
1 large egg beaten
Next the sugar and currants were added and mixed through.
Finally the beaten egg was added. At this point, the mix it may be a bit dry still, so if needed, use a little buttermilk or yogurt, to make the dough soft enough to be able to brought together (we did add yogurt to ours).
Heating the pan, the cakes were cooked - you can use a heated griddle, lightly buttered frying pan, or as we did in a ceramic coated frying pan (it worked very well.
Cooking till browned on one side, the cakes were flipped/turned and cooked on the other side (about 3 mins a side... but depends on heat, thickness and the level of 'cook' you're aiming for).
Once cooked on both sides, the cakes were removed, placed on a plate and drizzled lightly with caster sugar.
Eaten warm, they were delicious. They were also very tasty with a cup of tea and, surprisingly, kept well in an airtight container.