Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F/Gas 6). Grease two baking trays.
Sift the flour into a large bowl and rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar, fruit and ginger.
Whisk the egg into the milk in a bowl, add to the dry ingredients and mix to a stiff dough. Drop rough heaps of the mixture, about 3tablespoons at a time, onto the prepared trays. Transfer to the oven and bake for 10–15 minutes, or until golden. Remove from the tray and cool on a wire rack.