These ‘biscuits’ are, essentially, what the British would call scones.
Grease a roasting tin or baking sheet, and preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F / Mark 6. Dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Mix the flour, sugar and baking powder together, and rub in the fat until the mixture forms lumps the size of hazelnuts. Mix the buttermilk and yeast mixture together, and add it to the dry mixture together with the nuts and fruit. Stir together with a fork until the dough just binds. Roll out to
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