Fat rascals - recipe

Fat rascals

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  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 200C (fan 180C, gas mark 6) and line 2 baking sheets with baking parchment.

  2. 2

    In a large bowl rub together the flour and butter until it resembles breadcrumbs.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 250g Plain white flour
    • 100g Butter (salted) softened
  3. 3

    Add the mixed spice, dried fruit, peel, sugar, baking powder and zests and stir well.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 1½tsp Mixed spice
    • 100g Dried mixed fruits
    • 50g Mixed peel chopped
    • 80g Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 1½tsp Baking powder
    • Orange zest from 1 orange
    • Lemon zest from 1 lemon
  4. 4

    Add the extract, egg and soured cream and bring together into a stiff dough.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 1tsp Orange extract
    • 1 Egg(s) (free range) medium, beaten
    • 100ml Sour cream
  5. 5

    Divide the mixture into 8 and roll them into a ball and flatten them so they are 2.5cm thick and about 7cm in diameter similar shape to a bap roll.

  6. 6

    Brush well with the other beaten egg and press a few almonds and glacé cherries lightly into the top of each one and sprinkle with demerara.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 1 Egg(s) (free range) medium, beaten
    • 24 Almonds (whole) blanched
    • 12 Glace cherries
    • Unrefined demerara sugar to sprinkle
  7. 7

    Bake for 15 – 20 minutes be careful they don’t burn towards the end. Eat warm with a cup of tea.

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