Fat Rascals

Yorkshire & Durham, England

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Preparation info

  • Makes

    6 to 8

    fat rascals
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Lavender & Lovage: A Culinary Notebook of Memories & Recipes From Home & Abroad

Lavender & Lovage

By Karen Burns-Booth

Published 2019

  • About

My take on the famous Betty’s Fat Rascals. Fat Rascals are a cross between a rock cake and a scone and are delicious when enjoyed with an afternoon cuppa.

Ingredients

  • 150 g plain flour
  • 150 g self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 125 g cold butter, cubed
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • Grated zest of 1 orange
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 150 g dried mixed fruit (currants, raisins and sultanas in equal quantities)
  • 1 large free-range egg, lightly beaten
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons milk

    Method

    Glaze and Topping

    1. 1 medium egg yolk
    2. 1 tablespoon water
    3. Glacé cherries and blanched almonds, to decorate