Inspiring vegetarian recipes
Try our vibrant veggie dishes, from meat-free lasagne to vegetable curry and vegetarian chilli
Rub the butter and lard, if using, into the flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt. Add the golden syrup, egg and milk and use a wooden spoon or spatula to combine everything. If the mixture is too dry, add a little more milk. You’re aiming for the consistency of scone dough.
Finally, knead in the currants and roll out the dough on a floured work surface to a thickness of 1.5 cm. Use a 6-7cm cutter to cut out circles. Re-roll the remaining dough and continue cutting out circles until you have used all of the dough.
Place a cast-iron pan on the stove to heat up. Use a pinch of flour or a bit of the dough to test the heat of the pan. If it burns immediately, it is too hot. When it takes a few minutes to brown, it is perfect.
Bake the cakes for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Generously sprinkle with caster sugar while still warm.